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What happens during a hammam? Your guide to getting squeaky clean in Morocco

If you’re visiting Morocco this year, a hammam should be on your to-do list. Forget showers and baths – this is one deep-clean you won’t have experienced before. They’re a traditional part of Moroccan life that you should definitely try – and here’s what you can expect. First things first – avoid h... Read more

Easter flight delays: Columbus Direct offers customers free lounge access

We can’t wait for the upcoming Easter holidays - and we bet that you can’t, either. Will you be planning on exploring a new city, making the most of the last few days of skiing, or sunning yourself on a beach? Either way, the Easter break is a great opportunity to unwind. Whether you’re heading awa... Read more

Qatar Airways named the 'Airline of the Year'

Congratulations are in order for Qatar Airways; the Middle-Eastern airline has scooped the prestigious 'Airline of the Year' award at the annual World Airline Awards, which took place at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. After losing the coveted number one spot to Cathay Pacific last year, Qatar are b... Read more

Priority Pass announce their Global Airport Lounge of the Year

The Plaza Premium Lounge in London Heathrow's Terminal 2 has been awarded the Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year Award. Now in its twelfth year, the awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass Members and are said to recognise excellence within the world’s largest independe... Read more

World Malaria Day: What is it, and how can you avoid catching it?

Here's the lowdown on the killer disease that around 2,000 UK travellers contract every year. What is malaria? Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes; it can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Those infected are dealing with a parasite in their blood; an intermittent f... Read more

Three in-flight arguments which escalated quickly

Aircraft are, as a rule, cramped, warm and uncomfortable, unless you're Obama, or a millionaire who can afford something a little bit nicer than an easyJet flight to Rome. So, it may come as no surprise that when tempers flare up and the close quarters get too much for some people, the results can ... Read more

Bahrain Anniversary Protests

14th February 2013 Last updated at 10:15 GMT Hundreds have taken to the streets to mark the second anniversary of an uprising in the Sunni-ruled kingdom The Bahraini government has announced an investigation into the death of teenage boy during protests marking the second anniversary of a failed u... Read more

For shame! Brits show they're lousy tippers at the end of their holidays

When you think of Brits abroad, a few words spring to mind. Fun-loving, friendly, generous and adventurous, perhaps. Sorry - we're going to have to scrap 'generous', as a new report has shown that Brits on holiday are loath to part with their cash - especially when it comes to tipping. According t... Read more

Groundhog day: Avoid making these holiday mistakes again and again

Today is the day which we remember Bill Murray at his very finest, living the same 24 hours over and over again until he finally learns some of life’s hardest lessons and he is able to move forward with his. Yes, we’re talking about Groundhog Day - a film which, incidentally, was directed by Harold ... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

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