The ICE Newsroom

gap_years
04 Sep

ICE looks into UK’s gap year plans

Have you ever thought about dropping everything and going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a far-flung destination? It’s a romantic notion, and one that millions of people across the world are on board with, either saving up a chunk of cash and taking a much longer holiday, or working as they travel. But there is

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lost-luggage-advice
01 Aug

You’ve lost your luggage: Now what?

If you are travelling any time soon, you might be pleased to hear that airlines are losing approximately 70% less luggage today than they were 10 years ago. Nevertheless, we all know someone who has lost a bag or two, and those statistics aren’t quite so reassuring when you find yourself waiting by the luggage

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airport-shopping-ICE
13 Jun

Five things you need to know before shopping at the airport this summer

For many travellers, duty-free shopping can be the highlight of a trip away, with luxuries including high-end fragrances, makeup and alcohol all available at discounted prices. As the name implies, duty-free is the term used for products that are exempt of excise duty and tax and are available to international passengers travelling outside of the

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Going on holiday
24 Mar

How will Article 50 Affect your Travel Plans?

Since Brexit became a reality in June last year, Pound Sterling, normally one of the most stable currencies on the world market, has become much less predictable. If you have been abroad since the UK voted to leave the European Union, you’ll know that the fluctuations in the currency market have made travel much more

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Northern lights
28 Feb

Once in a lifetime: the world’s best value bucket list

Trekking the Grand Canyon, swimming with dolphins and going on safari in Africa are all activities which regularly feature on people’s lists of things they want to do before they ‘kick the bucket,’ but how many of us realistically get to do these things? Cost alone seems like a prohibitive factor, and that’s before you

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Retired couple abroad
12 Jan

Ranking the world’s best retirement destinations

Many people on the verge of retirement see a change of scenery on foreign shores as the perfect lifestyle change in this period of their lives, when relaxation and indulgence take over following long careers that may have spanned over 40 years. While retirement options can often differ from person to person, the general consensus

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money-line
29 Nov

The Indian Rupee Crisis: What you should know

What’s happening? In a bid to clamp down on corruption and tax evasion the Indian government has withdrawn both ₹500 and ₹1000 rupee notes from circulation—two of the most popular denominations in use. Since the Indian government began to transition to the new Mahatma Gandhi currency on the 10th of November, the country’s financial landscape

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Child on plane eating
23 Nov

Expensive airline food: How to avoid sky high costs

Many of us are well aware of the price of food and drink on trains and aeroplanes. Whether it’s a particularly pricey yet miniscule bottle of spirit, confusingly expensive sandwich or a meal whose price suggests it was created by a Michelin-starred chef, lots of people have felt a sting in their wallets while riding

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Items lost at airport
08 Aug

Items Lost at the Airport

The very last thing travellers want to deal with is trouble with their luggage at the airport. Restrictions apply to everyone; whether you’re checking in a bag or only taking hand luggage on board. However, many of us continue to get caught out at security – even frequent flyers. A staggering 1 in 8 people

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