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Snow-fly zone: What to do if extreme weather disrupts your flight plans

We all love a bit of snow, don’t we... Don’t we? Well, no. Not all the time. Because if you’re travelling, the white stuff can be a nightmare. And the havoc really unfurls when it comes to air travel. As …

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On the piste? Have fun, but don’t ski.

On the piste? Have fun, but don’t ski. Pinch and a punch for the first of the month. And that means it’s a legitimate time to start thinking about Christmas. But before we all head off to get merry, here’s …

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Snow joke if you get caught off-piste!

It seems that you don't have to go too far to get snow this week. Winter has well and truly arrived. It's enough to turn our thoughts to winter sports isn't it? Funny that, especially when we've been talking about it all this month in the World First blog. Perhaps we should have saved it until December and had a little punt on it being a white Christmas this year?

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New Club Med Ski resort opens in China

This week sees French all-inclusive giants Club Med open a purpose built ski resort in Yabuli, China. Yabuli is considered the best resort in China and is the place where the Chinese national ski teams do their training and was the location for the 3rd Asian Winter Games in 1996. Yabuli has 31km of pistes, 18 lifts and plenty of additional activities, including snow park, a toboggan run, a skating rink and snowmobile trails.

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Friday dreaming. Where to go for snow?

So it’s Friday afternoon. It’s raining outside. There’s nothing in the diary to keep you excited. Every other shop window is spraying fake snow all over the place. You’re dreaming of far away lands. You’re dreaming of pistes glowing white …

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Low carbon skiing? Let the ski train take the strain.

In the last blog we looked at airport parking with ski gear on our journey to the slopes for this winter’s ski season and our great deals on airport parking as part of a World First Travel Insurance package. For this one we’re going to look at a completely different way of getting there – the ski train from St Pancras ( you might not need the parking but you’ll still need great value Winter Sports cover). Going by train can be really relaxing and it could well prove to be the answer for people who want all the fun of the snow without the hassle or higher environmental impact of flying.

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