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Our top 10 onboard must-haves

Our top 10 onboard must-haves

Packing is one of the most stressful aspects of travel – and what to take in your carry-on luggage requires forethought. These are our favourite onboard must-haves. Cabbin baggage size and weight varies between airlines so make sure you check what your flight is allowing before departure. Make sure you don’t have ‘banned’ items in your carry on! Liquids may not be more than 30ml in sealable containers. In many countries, you need to put all liquids (and that includes…

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TIPS! Be document savvy when you travel

TIPS! Be document savvy when you travel

One thing you can be sure of when you travel is that you’ll have plenty of documents to keep track of! From passports and plane tickets, to maps and money – and more – there are so many bits and pieces, and losing any of them can be disastrous. Ensuring that you have everything organised is crucial for a smooth journey. British T.I.P.S. staff have travelled all over the world and have plenty of tips to help! VERY IMPORTANT! When travelling…

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Why we love hop-on hop-off buses

Why we love hop-on hop-off buses

Hop-on hop-off bus tours are ‘touristy’, sure…but there’s a good reason why they’re so popular with travellers. Our agents have travelled far and wide and their consensus is: these nifty, open-topped buses really are worth it. Here’s why: They’re affordable Tickets are available for 24 or 48 hours and you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like within that time. And, because they take you to all the top attractions within the city centre your transport…

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Top tips to staying healthy when you travel

Top tips to staying healthy when you travel

Nothing ruins a holiday abroad quite like coming down with a bug. And, as the saying goes: Prevention is better than cure’ so the first step is to boost your immune system and prevent spread of infections. We got some of our ‘frequent fliers’ to send in their tips: 1. Keep it clean! ‘We were told that the most unhygienic places on the plane are your armrests, the little fold-away table and TV monitor, which all come into contact with…

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UK Visa Application FAQs

UK Visa Application FAQs

It seems the UK Visa Application process is a question on everyone’s minds, understandably so as it can be pretty complex. That’s why we loaded a useful FAQ sheet on our website! You can download the FAQs of how to apply here: UKVI UK Visa FAQ South Africa    If you need to contact someone by phone (although the online service is much better!), here are the contacts: South Africa: 021 300 3758 UK: 00 44 1243 218 173 (NOTE:…

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UK Visa applications – allow enough time!

UK Visa applications – allow enough time!

Important message for all UK Visa Customers! You can apply for a visa to visit the UK up to 3 months in advance. UK Visas & Immigration’s global service standard for visit and short-term visa applications is 15 working days from date of submission of your application and biometric data at the Visa Application Centre. UK Visas & Immigration encourages all applicants to remember this when planning their travel to the UK and ensure they apply in good time. Please…

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