World’s Safest Airlines 2012

The list of the safest airlines in the world has recently been released by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), a German agency, and it reveals that Finnair is the safest around the globe. Followed by Finnair are Air New Zealand at number two, Cathay Pacific at number three, Emirates at four, Etihad at five, and followed by EVA Air, TAP Portugal, Hainan Airlines, Virgin Australia and British Airways at number 10. The results of this kind of safety survey can be interesting, but many people find them controversial. This is because the safety rating of an airline […]

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How Short Term Health Insurance Helps

There are times in life when you find yourself between medical insurance plans but you always need to be comprehensively covered. Illness and injury don’t wait until you have got your long-term medical insurance sorted out, and you could get into financial trouble if you don’t have any insurance in place. Short term health insurance or short term medical insurance is designed to provide temporary health coverage for a period of between one month and around 36 months. Short term health insurance helps you when you are between jobs – you may have left one job where you had medical […]

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Sleep Tips for Healthy Flying

Flying plays havoc with your sleep. If you normally have problems sleeping, flying will make them worse and if you love a good night’s sleep you may find yourself frustrated when you fly. Read on for some tips to get a good night’s sleep when you travel. When you sleep well you feel more rested and you are better able to enjoy your vacation or have a healthy business trip, and to adjust when you get back home. Make sure you exercise after you have a long flight. Exercise wakes up your muscles and puts you in a healthier state […]

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Glossary of Important Insurance Terms

Reading through an insurance policy brochure can seem like reading in a foreign language sometimes – all those terms and descriptions sound complicated and unusual. We’re here to put all you need to know about travel insurance into plain and simple language. And if you’re looking for good deals on international travel insurance, the best place to find them is online. Exclusions are the healthcare services or baggage items that are not included or covered on your medical travel insurance policy. Every policy has a different set of exclusions and the only way to learn about them is to read […]

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Travel Nannies for     Family     Vacations

More and more families are making use of specialist travel nannies for their vacations. When families want to travel to far-flung destinations but the parents want some adult-only time as well as family time, they are choosing to take a travel nanny with them. Many families don’t trust the babysitters at the resort or the hotel, and also want a more flexible option for childcare on vacation. In steps the travel nanny. A travel nanny is a trained nanny who is hired specifically for a family’s vacation. The nanny travels with the family and stays in an adjoining room, and […]

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Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

When you next hit the slopes you may have to pack a sturdy helmet along with your essential gloves, thick jacket and boots – at least if you want to be properly insured for your skiing trip. Many people already wear helmets when skiing but the item could become compulsory if more insurers follow the lead of one international travel insurance company. The insurer insists that anyone who is taking part in a skiing or snowboarding activity must be wearing a helmet, or coverage will be withdrawn. The travel insurance company says that skiers will be deemed uninsured if they […]

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How to Stay Healthy on Business Travel

How to Stay Healthy on Business Travel

As winter draws close it can be difficult to avoid the common cold or flu, particularly if you have to travel regularly for work. When you travel away from home on business it is more difficult to stay healthy because you are away from your familiar routines and environment, and you are coming into contact with a whole host of new germs. How do you prevent illness when you travel a lot on business? Is there any way to stay healthy and enjoy a more productive business travel experience? Be careful with the food you eat, both on the road […]

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Rise in Travel Insurance Complaints

A rise in the number of people who complain about the travel insurance they buy has prompted experts to warn that everyone should check carefully exactly what coverage their policy provides, to avoid any nasty surprises during or after vacation. Most of the complaints were not upheld because the travel insurance policy wording was clear and customers were not misled. Travel insurance insiders say that many people are unclear about what their policy actually covers, and the restrictions put in place. In particular, certain “free” insurance packages that come with credit card renewals or with a bank offer are not […]

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How to Find a Scholarship to Study Abroad

Going to college is an amazing opportunity for personal and academic growth and studying abroad is even more exciting. However, a period of study abroad can be financially difficult for a student. Fortunately there are scholarships and aid programs available to help you fund your study abroad. How can you find the money for foreign study? Read on to find out some tips. Check with the financial aid office at your current college. You may be surprised at what information they have access to and the help they can offer when you are planning to study abroad. You won’t know […]

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Travel Insurance Claims and Alcohol Consumption

Be careful if you overindulge when you are on vacation because being under the influence of alcohol could invalidate your international travel insurance. When we take out travel insurance for our vacation we often don’t think about how we can help protect ourselves from accidents and illnesses. Most of the time, when we claim on our travel insurance for medical treatment, the reason is beyond our control. But sometimes we do things that knowingly endanger our health – something an insurance policy may not cover. For example, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol when you fall […]

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