Flying from Heathrow: What you should know before you travel

  As summer approaches all airports reach their peak periods of activity, Heathrow is likely to be even busier than usual. This can be quite daunting if it’s your first time using the airport, so here are a few things to bear in mind... Delays and cancellations It happens to us all at one [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Airports, Heathrow Airport, Travel Tips|0 Comments

5 tips for protecting your health while travelling abroad

Travelling opens your world to new experiences, new cultures and new environments. As exciting as this is, it can also leave you vulnerable to picking up bugs and illnesses along the way. No-one wants to fall ill on holiday, so take action to minimise your chances of getting sick. Here are five tips for [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

What Are The Current Duty Free Limits?

We’re continuing our series of blogs on holiday preparation in the run-up to summer, and answering a few common questions that British tourists have. One such question is the matter of paying tax on goods you bring into the country from abroad. If you’re travelling abroad, you’ll probably be organising what you’re taking with you, packing, booking your taxi transfers, plane tickets, accommodation and so on. Meanwhile, something many people are already focusing on will be the things they can bring home with them from the airport! The rules on this are commonly misunderstood, though, so you should make sure you know what you’re allowed to do. What is duty-free? Every tourist travelling back to the UK has an allowance for duty-free goods. These must be for personal consumption or to be given as a gift. Things you intend to sell would not be eligible. The goods also have to be purchased outside the European Union, and you have to be transporting them personally into the UK. […]

By | May 5th, 2017|Travel Tips|0 Comments

5 Things To Arrange Before Your Holiday

Although holidays are what many of us look forward to most throughout the year, especially when we plan to spend most of the time relaxing, the build-up to going away can come with a fair amount of stress. This is especially true if you’re flying to your destination, as there are even more things to think about. Planning for any trip abroad isn’t easy, so you might want to think about all of these key points well in advance so you can get in the right frame of mind for your getaway without being too anxious. 1) Make sure your documents are in order One of the highest priorities for anyone travelling abroad should be to prepare passports and other documents which will be required on the journey. You will need to ensure your passport isn’t due to expire (in the next six months for some countries), and triple-check the requirements for border control in the country you’re visiting. Some are a lot more strict than others. Useful Information: Government travel advice […]

By | April 7th, 2017|Travel Tips|0 Comments