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Expert tips and travel advice to help you prepare for your journey, make the most out of it and avoid common pitfalls.

the bill and the tip

Top Tips about tipping around the world

To get better service in the USA, tipping is essential, but not so in Singapore where tipping is not allowed. But what do you tip on a cruise?
Vietnam rice field

Q&A: How do I apply for a Vietnamese visa?

If you are travelling to Vietnam, you may need to apply for a visa. Here's all the info you need to know on visa requirements, fees and how to apply.
Lost & Found

Q&A: What should I do if I have lost or found property on holiday?

Whether you’ve lost a laptop or found someone’s beloved teddy bear, MissingX can help you record lost items and submit found ones quickly and securely.
security fingerprint

Q&A: How do I protect myself from identity theft while travelling from the US for Spring Break?

Though having fun during the holiday is exciting, traveling can also expose you to potential privacy issues. Identity theft is a growing problem worldwide. From booking your travel to protecting your electronic devices, follow these 10 tips to safeguard your identity on Spring Break.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Q&A: I’ve got a 24-hour stopover in Singapore, what is there to do?

Singapore is compact enough to explore in a day. So anyone with a longish stopover can enjoy the warm and often balmy weather and get around easily on their brilliant public transport.

Q&A: What to do on a long stopover in Reykjavik?

I’ve bought a cheap flight to the US but have a hefty stopover in Reykjavik. What’s the best way to spend my time?
Christmas dinner

Q&A: Can I carry Christmas dinner in my hand luggage?

I have a turkey, cranberry sauce and a box of Camembert. Can I take this in my hand luggage and save money on having to take check-in luggage?
Pound Sterling

Q&A: Should I pay in local currency or pound sterling?

When on holiday when paying for an item in a shop I was asked if I would like to pay in local currency or my home currency of pound sterling.
Airport - flight delay

What to do when your airline goes bust

Whenever a tour operator or airline goes bust this always results in chaos and misery. So what are your rights when an airline goes bust?
Ryanair B737-800

Has your Ryanair flight been cancelled? A guide to your rights

Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary, apologises about having to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day until 31 October after "messing up" pilot roster.

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