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Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2011/02/28 - Gap year travel company GapGuru becomes member of Year Out Group, the only specialist industry body for gap year travel.
The Year Out Group is delighted to announce that GapGuru has recently been accepted as a full member. GapGuru is a UK-based gap year specialist, which offers a wide range of exciting gap year volunteer, travel and internship opportunities across Asia, Africa, South America & Europe. GapGuru’s membership to the Year Out Group reflects its continued commitment to responsible gap year travel and the highest standards of customer service and support.
Arvind Malhotra, co-founder of GapGuru, said “We are proud to be a part of the Year Out Group and to play our role in helping shape the future of the gap year sector. As the only specialist industry body, membership to the Year Out Group provides confidence to our customers that we operate to a specified standard.”
GapGuru was founded in 2004, when it set out to provide high quality programmes for the emerging gap year market. Initially operating across several cities within India, GapGuru has since expanded across the world and now runs programmes in India, Tanzania, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Romania, Ecuador and Chile.
Today, GapGuru partners with over 100 overseas NGOs and community-based organisations, allowing it to offer a huge range of international gap year opportunities. Participants on a GapGuru programme can get involved in a diverse set of activities, from teaching English to caring for orphans, and from working as a medical intern to supporting wildlife conservation. The full range can be found at GapGuru.com.
Programmes last between 2 week and 6 months and participants are fully supported both in the UK and overseas. A comprehensive pre-departure briefing and dedicated in-country support ensures that gap year travellers are not only safe while they travel, but are given every opportunity to make the most of their experience and build new skills and confidence.
Richard Oliver, Chief Executive of Year Out Group, said “I am delighted to welcome GapGuru as a full member of the Year Out Group. GapGuru offers an excellent range of gap year programmes and with their focus on personal and international development, along with strong in-country support, they deliver a great experience to their participants.”
Year Out Group is a leading not-for-profit organization made up of over 35 carefully-vetted member companies who are specialists in their field and comply with a strict Code of Practice and Operating Guidelines. Its members offer a superb choice of activities in over 90 countries worldwide and collectively carry more than 50,000 participants each year.
For further information on the Year Out Group, please contact Richard Oliver on 1380 816 696, or to learn more about GapGuru and their range of programmes contact Arvind Malhotra.