If your future travel plans include Africa, the Caribbean or Central or South America, it’s important to be aware of the risk of contracting yellow fever. In this guide we cover the history, transmission, treatment and, most importantly, the vaccination requirements for travellers.
Kiwis living in the UK don’t have to miss out on Waitangi Day celebrations.
With its rich history and interesting blend of cultures, Hammersmith is a vibey, multicultural hub with great parks, riverside walks, excellent restaurants and plenty of shopping. If you’re moving to London, or are already there, Hammersmith is a great place to call home. Here are our six favourite facts about the area.
Wimbledon – or “SW19″ – may have a reputation for its eponymous tennis tournament, but it’s also home to thousands of expats from South Africa, Australia, Poland, Sri Lanka and Ghana. That means an influx of family over the festive break – family who’ll no doubt need to be entertained. Here’s our pick of seven family-friendly things […]
Whether you’re leaving the UK, arranging a work transfer or planning your family’s relocation to another country, shipping your excess baggage can be an unwanted stress. We’ve put together a neat guide to show you how to get your goods back home – safely and on time.
Whether you’re looking to make friends in Oz, seeking the best biltong in London or wanting to cheer on the Springboks with a Castle at hand, here are the best places, publications and networks around the world that bring Saffas together.
If you’re spending these holidays in the lively city of London, but find yourself on a tight budget, worry not. We’ve put together this list of completely free festive activities that will allow you to enjoy the best that London has to offer without breaking the bank.
From 1 December 2014, anyone holding a valid visa or residence permit for Australia, New Zealand, the United States or Canada will be exempt from obtaining a transit visa when passing through the UK.
New Year’s Eve is around the corner, so best get your plans in order soon. Here’s our round-up of six things to do in London this New Year’s Eve.
The UK’s second-ever Small Business Saturday is scheduled for 6 December and aims to cultivate a “shop local” attitude in the build-up to Christmas and beyond. The end goal? To channel foot traffic to the UK’s many, many small businesses and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship that lasts well into 2015.
With Freelancers’ Day fast approaching, we thought it would be the ideal time to offer tips and advice for those IT workers considering moving over into self-employment. Here are our top tips for making a success of your IT contracting career.
National Freelancers’ Day 19 November 2014
If you have children of school-going age and are planning to migrate to the UK, one of your main concerns will probably be which school to send your kids to. We’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide to help you choose the right school for your children.
The 2011 Census reported that more than a quarter of Australia’s 22 million residents were born in a country other than Australia. Most of those flocking to the continent were born in New Zealand, the UK, India, China and South Africa. But what about Australians leaving the land Down Under – where do they go?
After consultation between Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom and Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba, changes have been made to the controversial South African immigration rules announced earlier this year. The requirement for children travelling to South Africa to carry an unabridged birth certificate has now been postponed until 1 June 2015.
We’ve given you some weird and wonderful facts about Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales, so without further ado, here are 11 lesser-known, interesting facts about the United States.
At 1st Contact Tax Refunds, we like to take a break from the norm and showcase the lighter side of business matters. Tax may have been around since ancient times, but it’s not without it’s fair share of oddities. Here are seven unusual taxes imposed through the ages.
Enjoy a true wilderness adventure with Topdeck Travel in the Canadian Rockies and get to know this beautiful, proud country. Brush up on your ice hockey, start eating maple syrup and prepare to fall in love with Canada’s many charms.
Sail away to the Mediterranean havens of Turkey and Croatia this summer and spend a week basking in the sun, swimming, relaxing and having a real summer holiday. Speak to Topdeck Travel to lock in your epic summer 2014.
Topdeck is giving 1st Contacters an exclusive 10% discount (15% if you’ve travelled with Topdeck before) on their Turkey, La Tomatina and Balkan Explorer summer holidays. To take advantage of this fantastic Topdeck Travel discount, mention 1st Contact and Topdeck will sweeten the price for you. Book online or call 0845 257 5212.