Travel Tips

Travelling to Europe? Don’t leave home without your EHIC

We prompt all of our clients travelling to Europe to take their European Health Insurance Cards with them, as you don’t know when you might need it for emergency treatment. The EHIC isn’t to be used instead of travel insurance, but in conjunction with it. It’s not enough just to have travel insurance as many of the policies rely on you having a valid EHIC if you read the small print in the T&C’s. If you need emergency health treatment…

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Fast Track Airport Security

Don’t risk missing your flight when departing the UK at busy times, we can easily add a VIP Fast Track pass to your holiday packages, to bypass the main queue at security. From just £3.00 per person, who wouldn’t wanted to be treated as a VIP at the start of your holiday! The UK airports that currently offer a standalone Fast Track service are: Bristol Edinburgh East Midlands Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Stansted If you hate standing in queues or…

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Flight delay

Flight Delays – What Are Your Rights?

It’s topical this week, of course, because of the debacle of the British Airways computer failure, which resulted in many flights being cancelled or severely delayed. Assuming your flight originates in an EU country, here are your rights when you suffer a delay that is the airline’s fault: A Delay of Two or More Hours The airline Must provide you with food and drink They must give you access to phone calls and email If it’s over night, they must…

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Taj Mahal Mud Restoration

Heads up for anyone planning to visit the Taj Mahal from April 2017, the main dome is scheduled for restoration work which includes covering it in mud! Four of the minarets at the Taj Mahal have already received this treatment over the past year, which was suggested as a way to clean the black and yellow spots that have accumulated on the marble surface. Work is expected to start on the main dome in April and the project is due…

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How To Get Some Sleep On Long Haul Flights

There’s nothing worse than arriving at an exciting new destination, only to lose the first 24 hours on sleep recovery! We’ve put together this list of tips to help you get a decent amount of sleep on your long haul flight, so you can hit the ground running: Plan in advance This is a tough one, because if you’re anything like me, the excitement of a holiday means you don’t sleep well leading up to it, But if you can,…

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British Airways Seating

How to choose better seats on long haul flights

On a short hop to Mallorca, where you sit in the aircraft probably doesn’t matter – we can all put up with discomfort for a couple of hours. But when we’re talking about long haul flights, which can be from 8 to 18 hours, the smallest thing can have a massive impact on your enjoyment of a flight, and the start of your very expensive holiday. So, how do you avoid the pitfalls of selecting the wrong seat? And don’t…

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Map of Cuba

Cuba Fact Sheet For Travellers

As the largest Caribbean island, tourism is one of the main sources of revenue for Cuba, it’s favourable climate, beaches, architecture and cultural history makes the island an attractive destination for tourists. Cuba has no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 Natural Biosphere Reserves and 253 protected areas. The capital city is Havana and the country has a population of 11,238, 317 (2014). The island is 1,250 km long and 191 km across its widest points and 31…

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VIP Airport Lounge Access

Just a quick tip I’d thought I’d share with you. We regularly use airport lounges around the world, but that’s not because we travel business or first class – I wish we could afford to! It’s because we have something called Priority Pass. We have a simple rule – if the airport departure area is really busy and / or we have more than two hours to departure, we use a lounge. They are always an oasis peace, good Wifi…

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Car Hire Around The World

When we started travelling, we decided we wanted to build a relationship with one supplier, and stick with them. Looking around at the various offers, we liked the look of Avis – they have coverage all over the world, and their loyalty scheme looked good, so we joined the Avis Preferred scheme. Avis Preferred gives us a number of benefits: They keep the information on credit cards and driving licences on file, so no need to go through paperwork when…

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Book with Confidence. Camel Travel is a member of The Midcounties Co-operative Travel Consortium and we are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available. We act as agents for ATOL holders and other Principals to make sure that what you buy is financially protected. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on our websites are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flight, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

Our Travels

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Next Trip: Norfolk Broads

Fave Trip so far:

Julie: Cape Town

Mike: Hong Kong