Category Archives for Travel planning

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Getting sick abroad with minor conditions – is travel insurance still worth it

How many times have you been sick while travelling abroad? I don’t think there is anyone on this planet that has never been sick at least once. For me getting sick abroad is a common. You go on holidays to relax and recoup. But you either fall sick or injured during your stay. Worse still, […]

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choose your cruise

How to choose and book your perfect cruise

How to choose your cruise can be daunting as there are so many cruise lines and itineraries on offer to select from.  Where do you start? How do you know which cruise to choose? Will it be for you? You don”t want to spend a lot of money to not enjoy it. I will discuss an […]

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compare flight prices

Compare flight prices hack – ‘through’ fare vs separate tickets

We all like to get the best deal on flights. But one little trick travellers may not know about is to compare flight prices by comparing the ‘through’ fare wtih separate tickets. Now this doesn’t apply to destinations that offer direct flights (ie. no stopovers/transfers). Quite often the direct flights are the cheapest anyway, especially if there […]

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cheap flight tickets

7 simple hacks to find cheap flight tickets without waiting for last minute deals

How to find cheap flight tickets is the number one mission for all travellers. Because the more you save on airfares and accommodation, the more spending money you have at your destination. When I was a travel agent, it was simple to get a list of all the airfares. We had access to a database displaying […]

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hotel booking

How booking hotels using Booking.com filters lead to a better selection

Sometimes it can a bit daunting booking hotels online. Especially if you’ve never done that before or had an expensive/unfavourable experience. How do you know who to trust? Will there be a reservation for me when I check-in? Will the rates be the same? A friend of mine called me last week. He is planning a […]

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best travel insurance

How to choose the best travel insurance policy that won’t leave you out of pocket

How to choose the best travel insurance policy can be mind boggling. Especially as there are now many options available online. You need to ask yourself; do the cheapest deals adequately cover your type of travel? It is exciting to travel and explore foreign lands. But it can also attract unexpected mishaps and extra costs. And […]

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book the cheapest flight

A guide on how to book the cheapest flight online like a pro

Due to the invention of the internet, travellers can now book the cheapest flight themselves, without the need of a travel agent. Consequently, it has allowed people to become self-made travel agents. So how does one get started without any travel knowledge? I could see that my role as a travel agent was starting to become […]

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avoid high airline change fees

The secret on how to beat high airline change fees

I would like to share with you one practice you can implement now to ensure you avoid high airline change fees. To ensure you’re not charged exorbitantly high fees for making small changes to an airline ticket, before or during your holiday. As we know, life doesn’t always go according to plan, including travel plans! The […]

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travel with money

Best way to travel with money overseas – for safety and less fees

A question every traveller asks is whats the best way to travel with money overseas? In particular, which is more safe and what will incur less fees. This applies whether you are an experienced holiday maker or a travelling novice. So let’s look at the pros and cons of all the different ways to travel with […]

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