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Vaccinations before vacation: how to prepare for Southeast Asia

Exotic destination, exotic diseases. Here’s a quick run through of the diseases to vaccinate against before travelling to Southeast Asia. 

As anyone who has visited Thailand will know, scooters are a dangerous way of getting from A to B at the best of times. But when you’ve never even ridden a scooter before? Forget about it...

Am I covered to ride a scooter in Thailand? – Your questions answered

As anyone who has visited Thailand will know, scooters are a dangerous way of getting from A to B at the best of times. But when you’ve never even ridden a scooter before? Forget about it...

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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How to reduce your risk from terrorism while on holiday

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has released guidelines to help British travellers stay safe from - and take action against - the risk of terrorism while on holiday. Here’s a summary of what you should know. 

Mental health and travel. How the FCO – and World First – can help.

Mental health and travel. How the FCO – and World First - can help. As medical travel insurance specialists we are often asked to cover people with mental health conditions. And we are very pleased to be able to say …

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Swim Safe this summer with the RNLI

Swim Safe this summer with the RNLI Are you worried about your little ones swimming safely at the beach this summer? It’s not unusual. IN fact, a study by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) recently concluded that one in five …

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Heroes head north for charity fundraiser

Heroes head north for charity fundraiser  From time to time we get involved in projects that need very specialist insurance. Recently we were delighted to be able to broker the travel and medical insurance for a fantastic charity fundraising trip …

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What’s in your holiday luggage? And how you can help keep our beaches clean.

What’s in your holiday luggage? And how you can help keep our beaches clean. If you travel then you can’t fail to have noticed the amount of plastic pollution ending up on beaches in Europe and the UK. According to …

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The World First Wander: the internet’s best travel blogs

The World First Wander: the internet's best travel blogs - January 16th 2015 Welcome to another World First Wander with Tristan Rothwell. Every week Tristan takes us on a tour of what’s new from the best travel blogs and writing. …

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Holiday water safety. If in doubt, don’t go out.

Holiday water safety. If in doubt, don’t go out. World First staff writer, Martin D, is also a trained and qualified RNLI Beach Lifeguard. Following the recent drowning of holiday makers at home and abroad he explains how you can …

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