“Significant possibility” of terrorism in air crash.

How will your travel be affected? Following Saturday’s air disaster in the Sinai Desert the UK and Irish governments have decided today to cancel all flights to and from the UK to the Egyptian resort indefinitely. This is because air …

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Got holiday cover? But have you got the RIGHT holiday cover?

Got holiday cover? But have you got the RIGHT holiday cover? It’s at this time of the year that we get wind of new campaigns from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This year they are highlighting the need for travellers …

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The World First Wander – thoughts on destinations

The World First Wander – thoughts on destinations Welcome to another installment of the world first wander , our weekly look at the hottest travel writing and blogging from around the globe. As always its compiled by Tristan Rothwell  as …

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Africa travel. Should you be worried about Ebola?

Africa travel. Should you be worried about Ebola? The news is full of stories about the Ebola virus. With 50 – 60% of infected people dying from the disease, no known cure or treatment and emergency measures taken by governments …

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World trouble spots. How ‘essential’ is your holiday?

World trouble spots. How ‘essential’ is your holiday? You’d have to have been hiding under a rock to not know that things have not been going well in Egypt recently. It is a dangerous place to be right now. Actually, …

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What does safari travel insurance actually cover me for?

What does safari travel insurance actually cover me for? Are safaris dangerous? What happens if I get eaten by a lion? The chances of that are pretty slim, in fact you're more likely to get eaten by a shark surfing …

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A safari you might not know, the Mosetlha Bush Camp

This is a guest post by Patrick Hamilton. He is a specialist in travel to Southern Africa and safaris in particular. Africa is not the only destination for Safaris, but obviously it has the greatest variety both of accommodation and …

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7 safaris not in Africa

Africa is the home of the safari isn't it? Lions and tigers...(whoops, there are no tigers in Africa!), elephants and giraffes. The great savannah, open spaces and all that. Maybe its all David Attenborough's fault, but the popular psyche now …

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How to avoid malaria when travelling

How to avoid malaria when travelling The biggest killer in sub-Saharan Africa and in many other places in the world, way ahead of AIDS or famine, is malaria. Without wanting to be sensationalist, it kills a child in Africa every …

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How to make it to the World Cup and have a good time – safely

  The World Cup is finally here and thousands of football fans are packing their bags and planning their trip. Because we're nice people, World First Travel Insurance is giving you a few helpful hints and tips to make sure you …

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