Monthly Archives: February 2017

Is Travel Insurance Really An Essential?

Any holiday website, hotel reservations website or travel agent will be quick to tell you that travel insurance is an essential for any trip either abroad or in the same country. This ‘advice’ usually accompanies a hard sell for their in-house insurance, which many people purchase without even thinking about it. However, those stuck in Europe following the Iceland volcanic eruption that closed European airspace for six days, discovered to their cost that travel insurance is not always what it’s made out to be. Many discovered that […]

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Think Outside The Airplane Travel Box

In a world of budget airlines and flights for as little as a dollar, it can be easy to think that flying is the only way to travel. Where once airplanes were reserved for crossing oceans and continents, the ease of domestic flying has meant that society is more and more used to getting aboard a plane to travel within the same country. It’s cheaper, it’s quicker and it’s more efficient – or so we are told. There is no doubt that in the ‘quickest’ category, flying […]

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The Pick Pocketing Problem

Pick pocketing is one of the biggest crimes for tourists to suffer. The reasons for this are simple; tourists are more likely than regular citizens to be carrying their valuable belongings with them, making them a prime target for pick pocketers. The risk of pick pocketing is higher if you are in a big city, and particularly a crowded area. Also be wary when visiting a foreign market; while the cultural thrill is immense, these markets are also prime locations for pick pocketers to target. To minimize […]

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Tourism and Crime: An Unavoidable Link

No matter what country in the world you visit, there is a perennial problem when visiting big cities. Any city that is synonymous with tourism also has another unfortunate association; a criminal association. As cities are prime preying ground for the less scrupulous of society, tourists are among the most likely people to be a victim of crime – and particularly, theft. The problem is not specific to any one country, nor any one city. It is just, unfortunately, something that goes with the territory. Tourists are […]

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Effective Budget Holiday Planning

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Saving money is always a bonus, especially if we’re trying to plan a holiday. If the purse strings are a little tight at present, here’s a few tips on how to get the best deal when it comes to planning a budget holiday: – Book very early or very late. Tickets for everything – from airplane seats to hotels – are at their most expensive two to three months before the date you want to stay. To maximize the chances of getting a bargain, look to book […]

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