Monthly Archives: October 2014

Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
31 Oct

Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin has Christmas all wrapped up With Christmas fast approaching, shoppers looking to find unique presents while also enjoying an exciting city should consider a trip to Berlin.   With over 60 Christmas markets to choose from in the German capital, all offering a wide selection of different products to spend your travel money on,

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Krakow - most popular city in Europe
29 Oct

Krakow – Top European city

Have a cracking break in Krakow There’s no better city in mainland Europe to visit for a holiday than Krakow, according to a new survey.   The Which? poll of 4,585 travel experiences put the Polish city of Krakow above 46 other destinations on the continent with a magnificent score of 94%. The consumer watchdog’s travel

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28 Oct

Holidaymakers cash in on strength of the Pound

ICE sees over 100% jump in the amount holidaymakers load to their Euro Travellers Cashcard iceplc.com/cashcard   Holidaymakers and travellers heading to the Eurozone are cashing in on the strength of the Pound against the Euro, using prepaid currency cards such as the ICE Travellers Cashcard to take advantage of current exchange rates. According to

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Map reading causes us problems travelling
27 Oct

Map reading causes us the most #travelprobs

Most travel arguments caused by map reading No matter where couples travel abroad on holiday it seems that many can’t find their way out of arguing over map reading and directions, a new poll suggests.   The Opinium Research survey of 2,003 people revealed that more partners (39%) row over navigation in the car than

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25 Oct

Top Tips for visiting Christmas Markets

Top Tips for Christmas Markets from ICE iceplc.com More people than ever are considering taking a trip to a Christmas market in Europe* this year, perhaps buoyed by the current strength of the Pound against the Euro, now offering £1 = 1.2465 Euros compared to £1 = 1.1588 Euros this time last year.**    While

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scandinavians on the train!
24 Oct

How well-travelled is your country?

Most well-travelled nations named  A new survey has named Scandinavians as the world’s most well-travelled people. In a table of who makes the most trips in a year, the Finns come out on top  – travelling 7.5 times a year – with Sweden, Denmark and Norway also among the top five. Second place – and

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Travel companions image - jumping on beach
23 Oct

Who would be your least favourite travel companion?

Our least favourite travel companions revealed… With half term approaching, millions of us have been (or will be) ordering travel money and booking flights in preparation for an autumn break.   But fewer than 1 in 30 of us are likely to have suggested going away with travel companions such as our in-laws, the results

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mobilesabroad
22 Oct

Brits ‘won’t go abroad without mobiles’

69% of British holidaymakers use their mobile throughout their time abroad Holidays are supposed to give people a chance to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, but it seems most Britons can’t bear to be separated from their mobile devices even when they’re on holiday abroad. The results of a new

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britschattyplane
21 Oct

Brits chattiest during plane travel

Do you strike up conversation with strangers? Brits are often viewed as being rather reserved and standoffish.  But a new study shows that when it comes to striking up conversations with the strangers they sit next to when flying abroad, it is Brits – and Germans – who are most likely to be proactive. British

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vietnamvisa
21 Oct

Vietnam visa boost for travellers

Vietnam visa boost for travellers A new online service is set to make getting approval for visa to go to Vietnam much easier. Vietnam Visa on Arrival, from Vietnam-immigration.org, pledges to send visa approval to the home of the applicant within two business days after an online application has been sent. This will cut approval

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