Category Archives: Travel News

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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Retired couple abroad
12 Jan

Ranking the world’s best retirement destinations

Many people on the verge of retirement see a change of scenery on foreign shores as the perfect lifestyle change in this period of their lives, when relaxation and indulgence take over following long careers that may have spanned over 40 years. While retirement options can often differ from person to person, the general consensus

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29 Nov

The Indian Rupee Crisis: What you should know

What’s happening? In a bid to clamp down on corruption and tax evasion the Indian government has withdrawn both ₹500 and ₹1000 rupee notes from circulation—two of the most popular denominations in use. Since the Indian government began to transition to the new Mahatma Gandhi currency on the 10th of November, the country’s financial landscape

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Child on plane eating
23 Nov

Expensive airline food: How to avoid sky high costs

Many of us are well aware of the price of food and drink on trains and aeroplanes. Whether it’s a particularly pricey yet miniscule bottle of spirit, confusingly expensive sandwich or a meal whose price suggests it was created by a Michelin-starred chef, lots of people have felt a sting in their wallets while riding

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Items lost at airport
08 Aug

Items Lost at the Airport

The very last thing travellers want to deal with is trouble with their luggage at the airport. Restrictions apply to everyone; whether you’re checking in a bag or only taking hand luggage on board. However, many of us continue to get caught out at security – even frequent flyers. A staggering 1 in 8 people

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How to spot counterfeit cash
12 Apr

Counterfeit Cash: How to Spot a Fake

Counterfeiting money – a crime that carries with it a 20 year jail sentence. And yet despite this, the list of counterfeit cases grows each year, while its history is as old as currency itself. For centuries, governments and counterfeiters have been embroiled in what feels like a never ending game of cat and mouse.

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Cost of bottled water
31 Mar

Travelling With a Tenner

Nowadays, understanding how much things cost at a desired location is just as important as the cost of the holiday itself. While flights to certain places may be as cheap as chips, if you’re looking to save money, there’s no point heading there if everyday essentials end up costing you the earth. From poolside beers

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08 Feb

Cash Remains King Overseas

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of people using their card to pay for everyday items has risen considerably. For example, in 2005, £8.6 billion was spent on cards by people dining out, whereas in 2015, that figure rose to £22.2 billion – an increase of over 158%. Technology has also changed the way we

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