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Scottish Islands – an extensive guide

Whether it’s the whisky of Islay, the mountains of Skye or the smooth white sands of Harris that bring you here, the magic of the Scottish islands doesn’t easily let you go. Use our guide to start planning your ultimate tour to the UK’s most northerly frontier, and scroll to...

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UK airports hand luggage advice

Overview There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding a plane in the UK. Airport security staff won’t let anything through that they consider dangerous – even if it’s normally allowed in hand luggage. Hand luggage allowances Check with your...

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Purchasing restricted Air tickets or not ???

When it comes to airfare and travel, refundable air tickets generally cost somewhere between two and four times the cost of non-refundable fares. This may lead you to wonder who is buying them and why. Despite the high cost, refundable fares remain attractive to certain travellers – generally those booking...

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Staying Healthy while travelling

Staying in shape while you’re on the road can be difficult.  Whether you’re travelling for work or on vacation, the amenities and structure you’re used to at home are typically hard to come by.  Not to mention, the urge to indulge in local cuisines is a difficult battle for us...

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Schengen Visa – ever wondered what it is ?

The Schengen Visa was born through an agreement between 5 countries back in 1985 in a town not far from Schengen, Luxembourg, with the intention of progressively reducing border checks throughout the participating countries. Fast forward to today and the Schengen Visa policy has since been enforced by the European...

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Travelling to Cuba

Safety and security Crime To reduce the risk of theft from luggage during baggage handling, both on arrival and departure, remove all valuables, lock suitcases and if possible have them shrink-wrapped before check-in. There are a small number of bogus tour agents and taxi drivers operating at the airports and...

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The most dangerous countries to drive in

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, then you might be interested in finding out which countries are the worst for driving in. Depending on those you think are the most dangerous, the reality may well surprise you. The following is a list of the most dangerous countries to drive in,...

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Business Travel and Risk Management

Corporate travel is inherently risky because it puts employees in unfamiliar and/or disadvantageous environments. Examples (and there are many hundreds of others) include: • Visiting destinations where travellers stand out from the local population and may be targeted for criminal or terrorist purposes • Driving where local laws (different side...

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