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This section is dedicated to all things useful and helpful that you should be aware of before heading to your chosen destination.

From special festivals, to religious celebrations, clothing etiquette, unique traditions, respecting local customs, and so on, this part of our blog is about making you aware of everything you need to know, would like to know or might like to know about the place you're visiting.

Follow our handy guides with tips on things you shouldn't miss, peculiar details about the destination, curious facts, special events, weather information and much, much more.

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  • 06 Jul 2016
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  • Travel Advice
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

A solo traveller's guide to Southeast Asia

Travelling with friends can be great fun, but nothing really beats the freedom and excitement of going it alone. Hitting the open road solo forces you to be independent, resourceful and self-reliant, and you'll also be open to meeting a lot more people and experiencing totally different things that you would if you'd travelled with friends. A popular destination for single travellers is Southeast Asia: an exciting region of the world, where there are plenty of adventures to be had, and myriads of other travellers going it alone, just like you.
  • 22 Dec 2015
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  • Travel Advice
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Trick or treat? Resort credits demystified

What are resort credits and are they worth using? We delve into the world of all-inclusive add-ons at Mexico hotels to find out if in-resort credits are a godsend to enhance your holiday or a scam to get you to part with more cash.
  • 07 Dec 2015
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  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
Cuba Expert

The Holiday Place does it again - back to filming another edition of WTM 2015

Last week the World Travel Market swept London off its feet with another exciting edition of this grand travel fair (the largest of its kind in the world) with its super-sized, eye-catching panels and its ambitious and (sometimes) elaborate or futuristic stands offering a glimpse into the different worldwide destinations on offer. The Holiday Place was the once again there not only to meet up with long-established partners in the industry and do a bit of networking with potential new ones, but also to film the event for yet another year, interview some of our key partners and capture the essence of this larger-than-life, somewhat dramatic and deeply evocative event.
  • 02 Dec 2015
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  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Thailand: An island holiday from travelling and venturing north

It was out of Bangkok and time to hit the beach on the Thai islands before venturing up north to Chiang Mai and Pai via many, many buses.
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