Myths around the flu jab have been circulating for years. 1st Contact Travel Clinic debunks the top four myths surrounding this often-misunderstood vaccine.
While Christmas markets are a mainstay of today’s UK festivities, their origins can be traced back to the late Middle Ages in German-speaking Europe.
According to European Union statistics, there were almost 400 000 more people in Britain in 2012 compared to 2011. Around a third of this growth came from immigrants, while the remaining two thirds were babies born in the UK – Britain’s biggest baby boom in 40 years.
Various events are being held in the UK and South Africa to commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela, and to celebrate the life he lived. Details are provided below.
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It’s December, the Christmas lights are up, and it’s high-time we previewed the hottest entertainment offerings on the local theatre circuit. Fortunately, there’s something for everyone in London this year.
Sable Group’s Saskia Johnston talks about her experience at the 2013 SA Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The awards recognise excellence within the South African business community in the UK and are always a highlight of the year.
If you’re stuck on what to do this festive season, look no further. Cram in your last-minute shopping with one of Topdeck’s Christmas travel specials. Simply mention 1st Contact on the phone to get a fantastic discount.
A recent quality of life index named the leafy West Midlands town of Solihull the best place to live in Britain. Its claim to fame? The highest quality of life in the UK.
If you’re the owner of a small or medium-sized business in the UK, you’ll be happy to hear that a special pressure group, the Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, has been set up to fight for those who run their own businesses.
Travel Talk is celebrating their 14th anniversary in style at the Temple Walkabout in London. There’ll be fantastic giveaways, free cupcakes (yes, cupcakes!), and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. And for only £10 deposit, you’ll get up to 60% off selected Travel Talk tours. The party kicks off at 6pm on Thursday 12th December.
Today is the fifth National Freelancers Day, celebrating the great role that freelancers play within the economy. The day aims to bring together “business leaders, political heavyweights and independent professionals to reflect on the power of the freelance model.”
The 2013 edition of the South African Business Awards will be held at Dexter House in Tower Hill, London, on the 28th November 2013 . As a Platinum Sponsor of the event, Sable Group will sit on the panel of judges, adjudicating the awards that recognise vibrant South Africans working in the UK.
There’s a drastic shortage of yellow fever vaccine in Europe, with stock levels expected to return to normal levels as late as February 2014. Fortunately, 1st Contact Travel Clinic is one of only five clinics in the UK to stock emergency supplies at £75 each.
We have featured South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Today we look at Canada and reveal 20 of the country’s most interesting facts.
Dreaming of summer 2014 already? Topdeck Travel are offering 10% off travel to Europe, which applies to all their Europe bookings in 2014 . Take a peek here for awesome trips like Greek Island Hopping, Turkey Sailing and multi-country trips.
With a distinctively cold, wet November predicted, why not get outdoors and enjoy everything London has to offer in the build-up to Christmas? Here are eight great things to do in London this Christmas.
On Sunday the 6th of October, Australian expats bade farewell to Shepherd’s Bush Walkabout, long-term watering hole of West London’s Antipodean community.
Summer has come to an end in London, but First Festival Travel has lots to keep you warm in the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s.
Portugal is a country rich in history and culture, with a mild, temperate climate, excellent food and wine, and friendly, hospitable people. Here are 11 unusual facts about the country.