The ICE Newsroom

06 Jul

Help ICE win gold in this year’s British Travel Awards

  We have been nominated for Best Foreign Exchange Retailer at the 2018 British Travel Awards! The award is voted for entirely by YOU, our customers…so we would love to have your vote. Voting only takes 30 seconds, plus all voters will automatically be entered into the BTA prize draw* for the chance to win

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15 Jun

Lost in translation: Do you have a foreign language fail?

  Everyone assumes when they visit a foreign country that there will be some language barriers, but sometimes things really do get lost in translation. To celebrate our love of travel and the language barriers that Brits face when in different countries, we’re on the lookout for some of the funniest translation fails that Brits

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15 May

Top tips for picking a restaurant on holiday

Our research has revealed the cheapest places in Europe to eat brunch, with Budapest in Hungary coming out on top, but how do you go about choosing the right restaurant? We’ve compiled a list of top tips that will ensure you enjoy a brilliant brunch and help you stay well clear of any dining disasters:

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15 Mar

Five easy ways to save money on a peak season holiday

If you have children, you’ll be familiar with how difficult it can be to find a good value holiday during peak season. Research suggests [1] that the cost of a break during the school holidays can be up to eight times more expensive than during term time, and many parents are willing to take the

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gap_years
04 Sep

ICE looks into UK’s gap year plans

Have you ever thought about dropping everything and going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a far-flung destination? It’s a romantic notion, and one that millions of people across the world are on board with, either saving up a chunk of cash and taking a much longer holiday, or working as they travel. But there is

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lost-luggage-advice
01 Aug

You’ve lost your luggage: Now what?

If you are travelling any time soon, you might be pleased to hear that airlines are losing approximately 70% less luggage today than they were 10 years ago. Nevertheless, we all know someone who has lost a bag or two, and those statistics aren’t quite so reassuring when you find yourself waiting by the luggage

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airport-shopping-ICE
13 Jun

Five things you need to know before shopping at the airport this summer

For many travellers, duty-free shopping can be the highlight of a trip away, with luxuries including high-end fragrances, makeup and alcohol all available at discounted prices. As the name implies, duty-free is the term used for products that are exempt of excise duty and tax and are available to international passengers travelling outside of the

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Going on holiday
24 Mar

How will Article 50 Affect your Travel Plans?

Since Brexit became a reality in June last year, Pound Sterling, normally one of the most stable currencies on the world market, has become much less predictable. If you have been abroad since the UK voted to leave the European Union, you’ll know that the fluctuations in the currency market have made travel much more

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Northern lights
28 Feb

Once in a lifetime: the world’s best value bucket list

Trekking the Grand Canyon, swimming with dolphins and going on safari in Africa are all activities which regularly feature on people’s lists of things they want to do before they ‘kick the bucket,’ but how many of us realistically get to do these things? Cost alone seems like a prohibitive factor, and that’s before you

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