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Some Rules Aren't Made To Be Broken

From The MD's Desk There was a terribly sad story in the news last week about a 27-year-old man from Lincolnshire who had a motorcycle accident in Bali – he needed a 7-hour operation and has spent the past two weeks in hospital. To add to the t

Top Destinations For 2020

Lonely Planet has published its famous list of top destinations for the new year, and there are some interesting new entries. Bhutan takes the top spot, and we really wouldn’t blame you if you’ve never considered going there! It isn&rsquo

Travel Alerts: 28/10/2019

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the best sources of information when it comes to travel, and recent important updates have included changes to advice against travel. Use our latest summary of FCO notifications for a quick catch

ABTA Report: Brits Want To Save More And Keep On Travelling!

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has released its 2019 Travel Habits report, and budget is one of the biggest trends. Rather than taking fewer holidays, ABTA’s research shows we’re “cutting back on spend before and wh

Cruise News: Even More Reasons To Love Cruising

Champagne, megaships, expeditions… the cruise industry is never short of exciting and enticing news! “Shake for champagne” If you’ve been to London’s Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, you’ll know how much fun it is to

Travel Alerts: 14/10/2019

Where will you be travelling next? As we approach 31 October, remember to ensure you have at least 6 months’ validity on your passport from your date of departure and keep a close watch on news and updates. If you plan on driving in Europe afte

One Number That's Worth Thousands

From The MD's Desk Did you know: 3,000 Brits per week require emergency treatment while abroad The average medical claim value shot up to £1,368 in 2018 – almost double what it was ten years ago! A total of £400 million was paid

Thomas Cook Cancellations: What Can We Learn?

It was confirmed at around 2am on 23 September 2019 that Thomas Cook was officially closed for business and that all flights and holidays booked by the group are cancelled. This affected around 150,000 Brits who were abroad at the time (some still ar

Travel Alerts: 3/10/2019

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the best sources of information when it comes to travel. Here’s another handy summary of their latest updates relating to popular destinations. Country Alert Date Issued Icelan