Brilliant Botswana

June 4, 2019

Travel Designer Nicole Smith spent 2 months exploring Africa. Here she regales with her experience of Botswana

Botswana is different. It is often called Africa’s success story. Unlike almost every other nation on this great continent, since its independence it has managed to avoid the military coups, dictatorships and rampant corruption that have plagued its neighbours. It has mana...
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Cruising with Cruise & Maritime

September 19, 2019

Marco Polo

When the chance came up to experience Cruise & Maritime’s Marco Polo on an overnight cruise, I couldn’t let it pass me by. It was a great opportunity to get to know a cruise brand I wasn’t overly familiar with and see for myself what our customers can expect from a voy...
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Enigmatic Egypt

June 29, 2019

Why Egypt?

When our travel partner's asked me if I wanted to go to Egypt to go on Nile River Cruise and explore the red sea resort of Hurghada, I literally jumped at the chance. Having been to Cairo some 16 years ago, I've always been awe-struck by the ancient civilisation of Egypt. Ou...
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WINTER IN FUERTEVENTURA

January 23, 2019
For as long as I have been in travel, Fuerteventura has been nicknamed "Dirtyventura", but is that nickname deserved? In December, the week before Christmas, we headed out to Fuerteventura for a bit of winter sun and to escape the 10 inches of snow that had been dumped in my...
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South Africa's Western Cape

January 20, 2019
It’s been 7 years since I last visited South Africa and I absolutely fell in love with the country. When some friends from Zimbabwe asked us to meet them in South Africa for a catch up, well it was a no brainer and I started planning our trip. Due us all meeting in Cape To...
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Fun in the Sun

January 20, 2019
As the height of summer comes upon us and we head overseas for our dose of summer sun, I still hear stories about people getting nasty sunburn and this takes me back to my holiday repping days and I was asked this question all the time “How did I get sunburnt? I’ve been ...
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Post Brexit Advice

January 20, 2019
As we fast approach 29th March 2019 media around Brexit is gaining in momentum. We've found that information around a "no deal" Brexit is confusing and misleading. So we've put together clear and concise information about what to do in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Will my...
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Are You Covered?

January 18, 2019
Christmas is over, the decorations have been put away and the world has lost that Christmas sparkle. At Platinum World Travel HQ we over look the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire but even here the scenery is somewhat dreary & drab. January is the time to look for...
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Travelling long haul brings new exciting cuisine, historical and interesting culture, beautiful beaches and glorious weather (hopefully!). It does also bring the dreaded jet lag that can really make the first few days of your holiday unpleasant. Here are my top tips that hel...
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