About Us

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Who are we?

Gap 360 is a UK private limited company based in Kent. The purpose of the company is to provide affordable gap year travel opportunities to a wide range of travellers. Gap 360 is 100% independent and not part of a larger business, unlike some other gap year providers.

Who founded Gap 360?

Gap 360 was founded in 2011 by its three directors; James Jeremy, Jane Mclellan and David Stitt. Between them, these experienced travel executives have over 60 years combined industry experience. From 2003 - 2009 this expert management team ran the UK's largest gap year organisation, so they really know what they're talking about! All three Directors work in the organisation every day and run the business hands-on, so our travellers can rest assured that they are in safe hands.

Where are we based?

Our lively, open-plan Gap 360 office is based in the centre of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. From here, our team of travel advisors and operations organisers, plus our top tech and marketing wizards can be found hard at work sending travellers all around the world!

Who travels with us?

Most of our travellers are British, although we welcome people from anywhere in the world (as long as their passport enables them to obtain the appropriate visa for the trip they book). Our UK travellers come for all backgrounds and from all over Britain.

Most travellers are school or further education leavers, university students or graduates, or young working people aged 18-22, although potential travellers of any age are welcome!

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What trips do we offer?

Gap 360 currently offers over 200 trips in over 50 amazing destinations! We offer incredible activities all over the world, including:

  • Paid work: Casual work, professional work, Au Pair jobs, hospitality jobs, paid teaching, skilled labour jobs, office jobs, farm work and much more!
  • Volunteering: Volunteer with kids, communities, wildlife and conservation.
  • Adventure trips: Adventure tours, party trips, trekking, extreme activities, sports, fun, beach breaks & safaris (to name just a few!)
  • Group tours: Guided tours, cultural tours, adventure tours, party tours, travel and bus passes, boat tours etc.
  • Learning & development trips: Learn a language, learn a new skill such as surfing, scuba diving, sailing or martial arts, take a TEFL course, get teaching experience, get involved with conservation projects and much more!
  • Round the world trips: We have designed unique round-the-world '360' packages, plus we offer multi-country tours and travel passes, plus paid work and travel trips.

We are constantly adding new and exciting opportunities, trips and destinations to our ever-expanding range of gap travel programmes. Browse our wide range of activities here.

What are our goals?

Our philosophy is simple. We aim to offer young travellers an excellent experience at a reasonable price. Our Directors are travel experts with professional travel contacts all over the world, and this enables us to deliver our trips to a high standard. We work from a fair ethical policy which ensures we deal fairly with all our customers.

What about our prices?

Gap 360 trips are priced at a reasonable and competitive level. You will find some travel organisations offer similar trips at a lower price, but many that are priced much higher than ours. If you want to ensure a safe, secure, well-researched and reputable trip, you're better off booking a mid-level price that reflects the quality of the product. If you are looking for the absolute lowest price, beware - you get what you pay for!

Who works for us?

We are lucky enough to have a very talented team here at Gap 360, including our expert travel advisors, who provide our customers with all the information they need to book their perfect trip abroad. Our excellent operations team look after all our customers once they've booked, and are there to help at any time before or during your trip.

We have a great partner flights team at Flights 360. We even have an in-house travel insurance expert! Of course, we mustn't forget our team behind the scenes, from our marketing team who are bursting with bright ideas, to our technical whiz-kids who work to keep everything running smoothly.

If you want to find out more about our staff members you can meet the Gap 360 team here.

What about financial security?

With Gap 360 your booking is 100% financially secure. We are members of ABTOT (the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers), so you can rest assured that your money is in safe hands.

Are we members of any organisations?

As well as being members of ABTOT, we are also members of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC) and our directors regularly attend the World Youth and Student Travel Conference in order to make new connections and keep up with all the latest developments in gap year travel.

Gap 360 is also a recommended Aussie Specialist as designated by the Australian Tourist Board.

Have more questions about Gap 360?

Please feel free to call us on 01892 527392 or if you wish, you can come in and visit us in person at 121/123 Mount Pleasant Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1QR.