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Get a better deal for your Summer Holiday

If you’re like us and looking forward to your summer holiday already this year, it’s a good time to start planning if you want to get a good deal. A recent study* by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) suggests that  a third of us (34%) booked their holiday further in advance in 2012 compare... Read more

Know before you go

In June this year, 28 British and Irish holidaymakers enjoying a night at a Brit-owned bar in Portugal were arrested for playing bingo – in line with the country’s strict laws on unlicensed gambling.  Even though they were playing for the prize of biscuits and drinks rather than cash prizes, the l... Read more

Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can. Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one lay... Read more

Off Piste Ski Guide

Make sure you’re covered for that fresh, untouched snow with off piste ski insurance Most experienced skiers or snowboarders are tempted at some stage by the thrill of that fresh snow, but do they always think about covering themselves with off piste skiing insurance?  Skiing the same set runs eac... Read more

Catching British nationals out abroad

FCO encourages people to be better prepared by researching the local laws and customs of their holiday destination before travel. Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas.  From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage cloth... Read more

LBGT couples urged to research honeymoon destinations

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is encouraging LGB&T couples going on honeymoons overseas to choose their destination with care after new research suggested that less than half of LGB&T people investigate whether an area is LGB&T-friendly when planning a honeymoon abroad.The survey... Read more

A parental guide to holiday romances

Ah, holiday romances. The domain of a million teenage romance novels and normally the reason why you hear "But, Dad, I love him!" being screamed at any European airport over the summer. If you're about to jet off on an autumn break and you're a bit concerned that your boy-crazy (or, indeed, girl-cr... Read more

The FCO reveals why you should always take out travel insurance

What exactly can you expect if you go on holiday without any travel insurance? You're effectively playing a game of chance. Yes, there's every likelihood that you'll be fine, and you'll come home unscathed. But what if the worst happens? You could face issues getting home due to missed flights, cr... Read more

Three unusual city breaks you may never have considered

Paris. Berlin. Amsterdam. We all love a city break - but how about finding somewhere that nobody else you know has been to?There are some incredible cities out there that might not spring to mind at first when you decided to go away. Trust us, though - they're worth a visit! Here are three 'unusual'... Read more

How to manage your workload before going on holiday

You may love your job - you may hate your job. You may be even be entirely ambivalent about it. But whichever way you look at it, you've got to keep things ticking over while you're on your holiday - and that can lead to some stressful times in the office before you leave. We're a team that loves t... Read more

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