How far is too far for a pre-Christmas weekend break?

How far is too far for a pre-Christmas weekend break? Here at World First we think that the run up to Christmas is a good time to pack the overnight bag and skip town for a couple of days. Why? …

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Aftershock. World First advice for travellers in Pacific region following earthquake in Japan.

It’s heartbreaking watching the news today. As we stare open mouthed at our televisions it’s hard to imagine the magnitude of what has happened in Japan and what is about to happen in the rest of the Pacific. Tidal wave alerts are in force in Russia, Hawaii, The Philippines, Indonesia, Alaska, Central America and even South America.

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Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions

Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions Actuaries are a conservative bunch. It's said that they're the ones that found accounting and insurance a little too exciting. They spend their days among tables and charts that they use to calculate the …

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Confused.com? Ash, strikes and travel insurance

Confused.com? Ash, strikes and travel insurance If you've travelled recently, are travelling or are planning to travel, you could be forgiven for being a little confused. The ash has been coming back in the last couple of weeks but only …

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British Airways cabin crew announce more strikes

British Airways cabin crew announce more strikes It seems like British Airways' long-running dispute with its cabin crew is some way from being resolved. A series of strikes was announced by the Unite union to begin on 18th May until 24th …

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Travel, ash and strikes

I seem to have done nothing but write about volcanic ash recently. It caused unprecedented problems 3 weeks ago shutting airports in Northern Europe. People were stranded across the world unable to get back home and to work. International sports …

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My flight’s been cancelled by volcanic ash – will my insurance cover me?

My flight's been cancelled by volcanic ash - will my insurance cover me? No Iceland, we said cash... Unless you've just come back from a stay on Mars, it won't have escaped your notice that air traffic in large parts …

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