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Done roaming

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Done roaming

Roaming charges be damned: there are an ever increasing number of ways to stay in touch abroad without incurring huge mobile fees or hotel charges.

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Insurance Payouts

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Insurance Payouts

Should your airline or travel agent cancel your trip, your insurer might cite ‘force majeure’ or ‘act of God’ — the reasons that invalidate policies include severe weather, airline strikes and terrorist attacks.

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Mosquito Bites

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Mosquito Bites

They itch for ever, and can bring illness, so how do you avoid mosquito bites in the first place? Use a repellent that contains DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide). This comes in various strengths — you’ll need at…

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My wallet has gone!

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My wallet has gone!

What to do if you lose your wallet or purse abroad Lost your wallet or purse with your cards, cash and crucials? Don’t panic. Report the incident to the local police, itemising exactly what it…

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Airport Lounges

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Airport Lounges

Airport lounges aren’t just for business travellers. Q | I’m not a business traveller. I’ve got no chance of using the lounge, right? Wrong, although you’d be forgiven for thinking so. The lounge has become a…

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Flight Rights

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Flight Rights

What are your rights if a flight is cancelled? After the travel disruption caused by severe weather this year, we ask: what are your rights? Q | I can just get on the next flight,…

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