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Staying safe in the heat

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Andreas
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If you are going on holiday this summer then you should be careful when in the sun. Often people think that you only need to wear sun cream when abroad but this isn’t the case at all. The weather can be very hot even in the UK and if you are on the beach then there is often a breeze so you may not even feel how hot it is. Sun burn can be very dangerous and so you need to ensure that you do everything to protect yourself. Always wear sun cream when out in the sun and if you have skin that is prone to burn or children should always wear a higher factor. Factor 50 is usually good for kids but remember to reapply it if they go in the pool or every few hours otherwise. Also ensure that you drink plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking too much alcohol in the heat as it can dehydrate you more. When abroad, it is best to take your own sun cream with you. If you have to buy sun cream when away then be sure to try and get it from a reputable supermarket or chemist as some of the smaller... Read More

Winter holidays may see a boom this year

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Andreas
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Many people are disappointed that yet again they may not be able to have their summer holidays abroad but this could mean that there is a boom in winter holidays instead. If you are looking to go abroad in the winter, you are often more limited on the places you can go to if you want it to be hot. You will need to choose a location that is very close to the equator which tend to be hot all year round or somewhere like Australia or parts of America. That is unless you want to go to somewhere cold for skiing or snow boarding for example. There is likely to be a boom in winter holidays so booking early is essential. You do have to bear in mind though that we may well be put under strict restrictions again if the cases surge as they are expected to during the winter months. This could mean that we see local or national lockdowns and travel is yet again suspended. Most holidays companies are offering either money back or the option to move your holiday should it be cancelled due to... Read More

Are you jetting off for some last-minute sun?

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Andreas
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With the UK lockdown restrictions slowly starting to lift, many of us are keen to be able to book a holiday and get away in the sun. There are still only a handful of countries on the green list so you cannot be picky about where you are going. One of the most popular choices is Portugal which has only just been added to the list. Although you can go there on holiday, there are some important points to bear in mind. You will need to pay for a Covid test which needs to be done with 72 hours of your returning flight. You will also need to have another test done once you are back home within two days. You also need to check the rules and regulations in other countries. Spain is said to be looking to welcome back people from the UK in the next week or so but Spain is not currently on the green list so you would have to quarantine upon your return to the UK. The Covid tests cost around £50 each but some places are charging an extortionate amount in excess of three hundred and fifty... Read More

Holiday prices soar in the UK

Posted on March 05, 2021 by Andreas
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With the government now stating that England can finally start to very slowly lift lockdown restrictions, many people are looking forward to planning a holiday.  Holidays abroad are still off the cards for many at the moment and although this restriction is likely to be lifted later on in the year, it could be that there are still so many restrictions is place, such as isolation hotels, that many people still decide not to go. UK holidays are likely to start taking place again from April but mostly only at places where people can be self sufficient and do not have to use shared facilities. Later on in the year all areas of travel and tourism within the UK is likely to start to get back to normal but holiday providers are cashing in on this and prices have already started to soar. A recent survey showed that many holiday prices in the UK have risen by at least 50% sometimes over 100% this year compared to previous years. This is partly due to the loss of revenue that many... Read More

What to bear in mind when getting married abroad?

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Andreas
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So many holidays have had to be cancelled over the last 12 months and many wedding shave gone on hold too. It may be that you have decided next year is going to be when you finally get married, but after all the restrictions, you want to go abroad for the big day. For many couples this is a dream come true and they cannot wait to go somewhere exotic to say I do. When getting married abroad, there are a lot more considerations you need to think about. The first point to consider is that lots of people may not be able to attend and some of these my even be close relatives such as brothers and sisters. If they cannot get the time off work, have their own personal commitments which will make it impossible for them to fly or simply cannot afford it, they may miss out. It may be that you understand that and do not mind who can and cant come, but if having your close friends and family is important to you, then you may wish to rethink it. You may decide you are going to offer to... Read More