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8 alternative places to visit in China in 2018

8 alternative places to visit in China in 2018

From the Great Wall to the Forbidden City, you’ve heard all about China’s hotspots. But sometimes you have to go off the tourist track to really get to know somewhere. To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog, …

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Raynaud’s travel insurance: what is it and do you need it?

Raynaud’s travel insurance: what is it and do you need it?

Raynaud’s is a common condition - yet many people don’t even know they have it. As part of Raynaud’s Awareness Month, we take a look at the phenomenon and explain why you may need Raynaud’s travel insurance next time you’re …

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Everything you shouldn’t do on 16th February 2018

Everything you shouldn’t do on 16th February 2018

Many a faux-pas is committed on Valentine’s Day. But it’s 16th February when you should really be on your guard - unless you take perverse enjoyment in tempting fate. 

Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2018

Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year 2018 is upon us. But what is it? How is it celebrated? And are you among the unlucky few who should be worried about the Year of the Dog? 

How to avoid the most common travel insurance mistakes

How to avoid the most common travel insurance mistakes

Travel insurance is a holiday essential. But there are certain things to be aware of to make sure you avoid the risk of accidentally invalidating your policy while you're away. Here’s how to avoid common travel insurance mistakes and get …

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Cities with Beaches: Six of the Best

Cities with Beaches: Six of the Best

There is something really special about a city that’s on the sea. You get the best of both worlds, with beach life jamming straight up against city life, and the two melding perfectly together. You can be shopping one minute …

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What is Burns Night – and why does it matter?

What is Burns Night – and why does it matter?

It’s one of the biggest nights in the Scottish calendar. But what is Burns Night – and why has it been celebrated so passionately for more than 200 years? 

Has your fear of flying killed your holiday plans?

Are you among the many thousands of people who won’t be jetting off to their dream destinations this summer because of a fear of flying? According to Anxiety UK an estimated 1 in 10 people in the UK are afraid …

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What does the British Embassy do (and how could they help you)?

What does the British Embassy do (and how could they help you)?

Nobody likes to think of the unexpected happening to them on holiday. Yet thanks to a global network of embassies, high commissions and consulates, help will always be available to British nationals who get into difficulties abroad.  Happy holidays? Most …

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Booking your 2018 holiday? Why you need to book your travel cover too.

It’s that time again! Now that Christmas is over it’s time to turn our thoughts to the year ahead. And that means HOLIDAYS!!! Nowadays we do it on our tablets and laptops instead of wading through piles of brochures. But …

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