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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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Surviving Business Travelling

Flying on business can be stressful, airports always seem to be crowded, airport wifi is not always available or consistent, and most of all, it can be very time consuming. Every minute you spend queueing for airport security, waiting for your gate to show up, and settling into the journey...

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Making the most of stopovers

1. Business lounges Although some travellers find them stuffy and a little bit cliched, business lounges offer you the chance to charge up your tech, access free wifi, catch up on the news or just enjoy the peace and quiet – none of which is to be sniffed at after...

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Stay healthy whilst you travel

The cold (flu and general bug) season is now firmly upon us and we thought this would be a good time to provide some advice on how to stay healthy during hectic business trips this winter – because the only thing worse than winter travel (when you’re not jetting off...

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In flight comfort

Sit in bulkhead or exit row aisles. Bulkheads offer extra leg room and no one can recline his seat back into your face. Remember that you have to store your carry-on luggage in the overheads. Exit rows have the luxury of extra foot room, but you must be able to...

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Tips to Protect Laptops and Electronic Devices when Travelling

Be discreet in public. You would be surprised at how often employees discuss sensitive or confidential information in public. Sales associates generally have the best stories about attending conferences and overhearing competitors’ discussions about sensitive accounts and confidential business initiatives. Likewise, avoid viewing sensitive information via laptop or PDA which...

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Women’s travel safety in India

Take a Friend In fact ladies will feel much more comfortable traveling around India with a male companion. Although staring will still be prevalent, Indian men will be much less likely to approach you. But be warned even if you are with a man you will often be treated as...

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