Archive for November, 2019


European au pair lists the ‘weird’ Australian habits she’s seen on her year abroad

November 30th, 2019 by

A young European au pair has taken to the web to complain about the hardest things to adapt to in her new home in Australia.Jenny Blenk, who is studying and living in Brisbane, revealed the biggest cultural confusions since moving…

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Passengers stopped from boarding US flights after ESTA visa site taken offline

November 30th, 2019 by

Plane passengers to the US flew into a panic over the weekend after the online visa processing site suffered IT outages.The ESTA or “Electronic System for Travel Authorization” allows tourists from 36 nationalities including New…

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Travel Deals: The best Black Friday sales for cheap flights, hotels and cruises

November 30th, 2019 by

Forget waiting for the Boxing Day sales, because some of the biggest deals dropping for Black Friday are the best we’ve seen. And with prices so small ? right now travellers can snap up cracking deals on flights, accommodation, cruises…

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Four frugal travel experts share their top moneysaving tips to maximise vacation value

November 30th, 2019 by

1. Save on flights, spend on location Scott Keyes hadn’t given much thought to visiting Taiwan or Milan. But when he found bargain basement deals to each – $130 to Milan and $169 to Taiwan, round trip – Keyes, who is founder and…

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Man left $3000 out of pocket as travel agent goes bust

November 29th, 2019 by

A man is more than $3000 out of pocket after an Auckland travel agency went bust – and it’s not known how many more people are affected.Guru Travel, based in Mt Roskill, was put into liquidation last Thursday. It’s not known how…

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‘Beware USB charger scam at airports’ warn data security experts

November 29th, 2019 by

Many thoughts can go through your mind at the airport as your phone’s battery dwindles from green to yellow to red. How is it already dead? What if I can’t call Uber when I land? Where is my charger? But when you find a place to plug…

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Stunning Italian town selling homes for $1.60 to address population crisis

November 29th, 2019 by

A couple of dollars can barely get you anything these days. Except, it seems, a rustic home in this stunning town in Italy.Locals in the town of Bivona in Sicily are flogging homes for as little as one Euro ? or $1.60 ? in an attempt…

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Changi and Disney transform Singapore Airport into a Frozen Wonderland

November 29th, 2019 by

Hopefully visitors to Changi Airport’s newest terminal “Jewel” will not mind a drop in temperature at the spectacular indoor rainforest.Singapore’s international airport has launched its annual Christmas fair, which this year has…

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Sports star Sam Kerr in battle with Jetstar over damaged passport

November 28th, 2019 by

Soccer megastar Sam Kerr has ripped in to budget airline Jetstar, claiming she was rejected from boarding a flight due to a damaged passport.The 26-year-old striker and Matildas captain, who earlier this month announced she’s joining…

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Trevi Fountain could be ‘ruined’ as Rome council floats extraordinary plans

November 28th, 2019 by

The Trevi Fountain is one of the must-see attractions in Rome, and among the most famous fountains in the world.But badly behaved tourists may be responsible for triggering a heavy-handed response to protecting the iconic structure…

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