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How to pay for your holiday

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Andreas
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If you are looking to book a holiday for this year then you may wonder how you are going to pay for it. If you have already saved in advance then you will probably pay for the holiday at the time of booking, but many people prefer to make monthly payments to spread the cost. Most holidays have to be paid in full at least 6 weeks prior to departure. With this in mind, if you are booking a holiday for the summer holidays, it will likely need to be paid for in May or June. This does not give you long to spread the cost, so you may end up paying quite a bit in the months running up to it. The other way you can do it is to put it on a credit card. Ideally you will want to use a 0% or low interest credit card to avoid additional costs. If you do this, work out how much you need to pay off each month to clear the balance before the interest free period finishes. It is important to check if you have any cover should you need to cancel the holiday. Some companies offer their own... Read More

Safety when travelling abroad with children

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Andreas
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If you are planning a family holiday for this year and want to go abroad with your children for the first time, it is extremely normal to feel nervous and worried. If you are travelling with a baby who still has milk then you may have to take sterilisers, bottles and milk. You will also have to take nappies and possible medication such as Calpol. It is important to check exactly what you can take through customs and where it needs to be stored i.e. in hand luggage or hold luggage. You can usually find this information on the Airlines website but if not, then be sure to call them before you start packing. Children are often at more risk to infections and illness when abroad so you will need to make sure that you think about what food they are eating and if it is safe for them to drink the water or even have ice in their drinks. Their stomachs are often more sensitive, so even if its ok for you, it may not be for them. If you are going somewhere that is hot, you need to ensure... Read More

How to have fun on holiday for less

Posted on January 28, 2019 by Andreas
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Holidays are often a very fun and relaxing time. You may have booked a holiday a while ago but starting to worry that you do not have much money to take with you for spending. When booking a holiday it is sometimes worth investing the extra to go all inclusive. This will mean your food and drinks are included (check individual holidays for terms and conditions) as this is often where people spend most money when they are away. Knowing that your food and drinks are sorted means that even if you had a very small amount of spending money you can still ensure that you have a great time. There are plenty of activities that you can do that costs little or no money when on holiday. Before you jet off, have a look online for local places of interest that are free to visit or some nice walks you can do. The beach is always a free day out and if you have kids, you will quickly realise that they are often as happy to play in the sand as visit an amusement park. Most resorts have their own... Read More

What to do if you get sick on holiday

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Andreas
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With all the recent media news regarding illness that has occurred when people are on holiday, many holiday makers are getting rather anxious about their travel. Often people get sick when on holiday or just as they are about to leave due to nerves and worrying. Often thinking you are going to be ill, seems to somehow make you become ill. In certain cases there may be a reason as to why you have become ill such as poor hygiene in the complex you are staying in, food poisoning or injury. If any of these happen, especially whilst abroad it is important to get to see a medical professional as soon as possible. Some of the larger resorts have on site doctors, or if not then your rep should be able to advise you of where to go. Thomas Cook for example, even has an app you can download that will allow you to have a live chat conversation with a doctor over the internet. If you find that you often suffer from a bad stomach when away then you may want to start taking probiotics or prebiotics... Read More

Planning activities for a holiday abroad

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Andreas
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If you are looking for a fun filled holiday abroad then you may want to pre book some activities to do when you are there or at least research them prior to your departure. Depending on where you go, you may have a huge range of activities that are available to you such as water parks, walking / hiking, shopping, theme parks and visiting historical sites or places of interest. Often you can book many trips thorough sites such as Trip Advisor and this way you have the added protection that if they do not turn up or the trip gets cancelled, you will be able to easily get your money back. Make sure you do plenty on researching in to the places you want to visit. Find out what days and what time of the day is best to go, what you can expect and if it is safe. This may be especially true for theme or water parks abroad where safety rules and regulations may not be as strict as they are in the UK. Be sure to have a look online and in local magazines or papers for discount vouchers. Often... Read More