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Travel insurance: what to do if the Beast from the East affects your flight plans

The now infamous Beast from the East has brought snow, ice and manifest travel disruption to much of the UK. Where do you stand if this monster snap of weather impacts your holiday plans? 

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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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 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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How much would Santa’s travel insurance cost?

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. Armed with such celestial powers, Santa presumably has a trick or two up his sleeve for dodging travel troubles. The thing is, travel can be unpredictable - especially when …

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Who cares about dreaming of a white Christmas? You’d be happier with a bright Christmas. Or perhaps you’re pining for a last-minute break before the pre-Christmas mayhem really kicks in. Either way, here’s a selection of your best bets for sun this December. 

Where to go for sun in December

Who cares about dreaming of a white Christmas? You’d be happier with a bright Christmas. Or perhaps you’re pining for a last-minute break before the pre-Christmas mayhem really kicks in. Either way, here’s a selection of your best bets for …

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How to travel with medication

Taking your meds on holiday? How to avoid trouble abroad.

Imagine the scene. You’re looking forward to a holiday. You’ve been saving for months and looking forward to it for an age. You’ve spoken to your doctor, got the right medical travel insurance and made sure you’ve got enough medication …

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Has your passport gone missing? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next.

What should you do if you lose or damage your passport?

Has your passport gone missing, been stolen or become damaged? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next - in line with the latest advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth …

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Do I have to get the right travel insurance cover?

Get the right cover! Walking Spain’s most spectacular hike.

How are you with heights? Good? Then you might like to test them on what is often described as Spain’s most spectacular walk, the Cares Gorge in the Picos de Europa, the impressive limestone mountain range that’s close to the …

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