Travel

Passport photos are declined for this reason the most – have you been caught out before?

Passport photos can be an expensive part of getting a new travel document. Since 2012, passports have decreased in price from £77.50 to £72.50, making the experience a bit easier. Yet many headshots still get declined when they are sent with a new passport request. The most common reason has since been revealed. Have you ever fallen short of it? ...

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News: DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont opens in United States

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, a 309-room, state-of-the-art, full-service, conference centre hotel, located just five minutes from downtown Burlington and the city’s major attractions, has become the latest addition to the growing portfolio operated by the brand. “We are the new cookie in town and are pleased to further enhance and strengthen Hilton’s existing presence in the Burlington area, … ...

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News: Lufthansa launches automatic check-in for all flights in Europe

Lufthansa passengers will now benefit from an automatic check-in procedure for all flights within Germany and to destinations in Europe. The boarding pass for flights booked up to 24 hours before departure will then be sent automatically to the passenger 23 hours before departure – with no need for any manual check-in, thus saving time and making travel preparations easier. ...

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News: No restrictions on travel following Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil

The Brazilian Tourist Board, Embratur, has reiterated the advice of the World Health Organisation that tourists, whether Brazilian or foreign, should undergo a vaccination against the yellow fever at least ten days before travelling to Brazil. This is especially so if visiting the state of São Paulo. However, Embratur adds there are no restrictions on travels to Brazil, as this ...

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Google Maps: Woman’s missing limbs found on a beach resort – where did they come from?

Google Maps was created to open up the world to people from their own home. Nearly all countries now allow the famous Google Maps cars to take images to piece together, mapping out vast sections of the world. Sometimes people get caught up in the images by accident, embarrassing them. Thankfully, Google often blurs out their faces to save their ...

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Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling remains strong after ECB Draghi comments

The pound to euro exchange rate had a slight shift in favour of the euro currency today, Friday 26 January. Pound Sterling is converted to €1.1434, in Bloomberg figures at 7:20am this morning. This is lower compared to yesterday, when the pound converted to €1.493. Thursday’s figure represented a four month high for the pound. However, today’s figure is up ...

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News: Minister Berry visits Manchester Airport to showcase Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse minister, Jake Berry, has visited Manchester Airport as it kicked off a £5 million drive to boost the international profile of the north of England. The UK’s third largest airport is searching for the people, businesses, attractions and other assets that make the north a great place to trade with, invest in and visit. It plans to showcase ...

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News: FCM Travel Solutions expands operations in Middle East

FCM Travel Solutions’ Middle East & Africa region has experienced major growth over the last 12 months winning new business at local and regional level with a value of US$ 75 million. New corporate clients include Coca Cola Beverages Africa, who operate across more than 14 countries in the region, and luxury fashion brand Prada in the Middle East, itself ...

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