Gap Adventures Introduces Lifetime Deposits

Melbourne, Australia (PressExposure) December 08, 2009 -- Understanding that travel plans change and sometimes need to be delayed, Gap Adventures has again listened to traveller feedback and established an innovative new level of customer service and flexibility designed to ensure that travellers who need to cancel will be able to find another time to take their next, great life-changing adventure.

In an adventure-travel industry first, passengers forced to delay a departure will now retain their initial deposit with Gap Adventures for life. The no-questions-asked Lifetime Deposit policy ( allows travellers to save their initial deposits with Gap Adventures for use at a later date.

“We see this as an opportunity to once again demonstrate our commitment to leading with service and change this industry-standard practice,” Gap Adventures Founder Bruce Poon Tip said. “We understand the needs of our travellers and we feel that providing this extra flexibility will enhance their travel experiences with us.”

Under the new policy, deposits are also transferable. The original passenger may transfer that initial deposit to another traveller of their choosing at no additional charge. Those feeling generous can even donate their deposit to the non-profit Planeterra Foundation—Gap Adventures will then match the value of the donation.

“Our passengers are telling us that they need flexibility now more than ever,” Poon Tip added. “This new policy fits in perfectly with our core mission to provide the best customer service in the industry, which is an essential part of the life-changing adventures that our loyal travellers have come to expect from Gap Adventures.” The Lifetime Deposit policy takes effect immediately. For full details, please visit

About Gap Adventures

Gap Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, Gap Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit and

Contact :
Paul Manser
Gap Adventures
Melbourne, Victoria
+614 16 704 940

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Press Release Submitted On: December 08, 2009 at 4:20 am
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