During the 2014 Fifa World Cup, pubs in England and Wales will stay open until 1am for English team matches that kick off at 8pm or later.
Newly-appointed South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is off to a shaky start. Under the auspices of curbing child trafficking (and the “efficient management of migration”), Home Affairs has revised their travel regulations to require anyone travelling into or out of South Africa with children to produce each child’s unabridged birth certificate.
So you’ve got your visa and a seat on a plane to the UK, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting adventure. At this point, you’re probably feeling some anxiety at the thought of moving to a foreign country and starting a new life. Fear not. Here are our ten tips for finding your feet […]
For the month of June, Travel Talk is running a Hot Summer Deals promotion focusing on their popular Greece and Croatia travel deals. Use 1st Contact as your reference when you book and you’ll secure an additional 5% off your tour price.
If you’re looking for a last-minute slice of sunshine, drop by Belushi’s Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday 14 June for Travel Talk’s Summer Party extravaganza.
Fancy seeing a bit more of our friendly French neighbours? Topdeck’s 14 day Discover France trip will show you the best that France has to offer. Have your fill of cheese and wine in Paris, the French Riviera and Bordeaux. Mention 1st Contact when you book and you’ll get a fantastic discount.
With their 15-day Balkan Explorer, Topdeck Travel will take you on a journey of fantastical proportions from Dubrovnik (home of King’s Landing for Game of Thrones fans) to the cultural epicentre of the Balkans – a land not unlike Westeros itself.
One big city. One huge adventure. On Saturday, 7 June 2014, the Great Contiki Challenge hits London. Consider it a team competition for the fittest, and a scavenger hunt on steroids (and did we mention that it’s free?).
Planning a trip to New Zealand or considering making it your home? Check out some of these quirky facts about Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 kicks off on Monday 2 June and promises to be an informative, business-enriching event for entrepreneurs, service providers and business owners.
1st Contact clients can now receive a £50 discount on First Festival Travel’s summer Ibiza parties. Simply quote FFT1CN14 to get a discount to their popular Ibiza ‘Crack On’ tours in July and August 2014.
Albion, Pictland, Pretanikai Nesoi, Cruithintuait, Caledonia – call it what you like, Scotland has as many names as it does wonders. Here, we explore ten unusual facts about the UK’s northernmost country.
Dress up to the nines and enjoy a glass of bubbly or two on a fabulous day trip to the glamorous Royal Ascot. The ultimate day trip from London; Saturday 21st June, lock it in your diary and get excited for a day of bubbly and betting with Topdeck Travel.
Topdeck Travel is running an amazing promotion on their eight-day Croatia sailing trips. The trips run from May to September, and will be 25% cheaper for 1st Contacters. To receive the 25% discount, all you have to do is mention that you heard the news from 1st Contact when you book through Topdeck.
Cool off this summer by sailing to Turkey, Greece or Croatia. Party on Pag Island, or take a dip in Barcelona and Nice. Check out Topdeck Travel for inspiration and mention 1st Contact to get a cheeky discount.
This month sees the 99th anniversary of ANZAC day at Gallipoli. If you missed out on the ballot for 2015, then now is your last chance to book for ANZAC 2014. Topdeck is offering a 20% discount on the last few spots of their four and five-day trips to Gallipoli, Turkey.
There are a host of apps to get your finances in good order, but some are better than others. Here are four of the best apps for managing your money.
April 2014 sees the start of the ANZAC Centenary seven-year programme, commemorating the Antipodeans who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
The 2014 Budget Speech took place just a few hours ago, and with it came a string of forecasts for the year ahead. Our Accounting team have unpacked the contents of Chancellor Osborne’s red briefcase to see how today’s speech affects you.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we’ve put together a handy list of important financial dates in 2014 for you to diarise.