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If you’re going to party, do it like you never took out that travel insurance policy!

We all love a drink on our holidays. A glass of wine to relax after a tough day on the sun lounger or a refreshing G & T in the bar before dinner? There is nothing wrong with that. In …

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We’re supporting the 2 Minute Beach Clean. Are you?

We're supporting the 2 Minute Beach Clean. Are you? Here at World First we are firm believers in responsible tourism. So when we heard about the 2 Minute Beach Clean recently, we were intrigued. Not because we were curious about …

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Holidays in term time. Where do you stand?

Holidays in term time. Where do you stand? A travel company recently offered to pay any fines imposed on parents who book skiing holidays with them outside of the school holidays. It made the front of The Times, sparked a …

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Going tropo this August? Don’t forget your mozzie net!

Going tropo this August? Don’t forget your mozzie net! The 20th of August might be just another day in the summer holidays for you, but for many millions of people who live in high risk malaria areas, it is very …

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Drowning Awareness Week. Helping to keep us safe in the water.

Did you know that accidental drowning causes more than 400 deaths every year in the UK and is the third most common cause of accidental death in children? It’s staggering isn’t it? Despite the presence of lifeguards on many of …

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The 100% truth about travel insurance from the FCO.

The 100% truth about travel insurance from the FCO. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), through their 'Know Before You Go' website, recently put out an infographic about travel insurance. Designed to shock people into thinking more carefully about travel …

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Prepare for the unexpected: 10 tips for a safer holiday

Prepare for the unexpected: 10 tips for a safer holiday A little preparation at home goes a long way to helping you stay safe on holiday. ‘It will never happen to me.’ That’s what most people think when considering the …

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The Quirky Traveller’s Favourite Travel Destinations

The Isle of Man: this unspoilt gem lies off the coast of Ireland and NW England and has Gaelic connections with Ireland and Scotland. It’s like stepping back in time to a world where life was lived at a more leisurely pace – except when the world famous TT Races take place and then the island is alive to the roar of thousands of motorbikes and the pace definitely speeds up.

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How e-readers will change your holiday reading forever

The new 3G Kindle will store up to 3500 ebooks and weighs less than a paperback. That’s remarkable isn’t it? All you have to do is pop it in your hand luggage and you’re away. And if you were worried that you might run out of reading material you can download new ebooks in about a minute as long as you’ve got a 3G signal or wireless connection.

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The World First Weekly Wander

Busy day today? Too stretched to catch up on the best in travel news and writing? Manic Monday making it impossible to manage those blog feeds? Don’t panic. The World First Weekly Wander is our very own weekly breakdown of the best travel based web content. It’s compiled by our very own Tristan Rothwell ( @WFTristan for all you tweeters). So sit back and let him do all the work.

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