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A tough year in the travel industry with so much happening in world. Strikes in Peru, problems in the Gulf sabre rattling by the Russians, missiles out of North Korea and. of course, the Trump affect.

But our dollar is surging so a good time to travel overseas and/or buy some foreign currency. And airfares are as good as they were 10 years ago. Life is too short so get on board and travel?

Some good ideas below which you just click the Colinthescot link.

"Lang may yer lum reek."

Travellers may soon need proof of insurance for Thailand

The introduction of compulsory travel insurance prior to entry into Thailand was raised in a meeting last week and officials at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports are said to considering the matter, Jaturon Phakdeewanit, director of the Tourism Safety and Security Standards is quoted as saying according to DPA. Colinthescot

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Expedia is one of the best value hotel booking engines I use. So to make it easier for you I have a link on my website. Same price to you and I make a few bob. Not bad for a Scotsman!!
Drive your car
Driveaway is a car hire broker and here you will find competitive prices in many countries of the world. Book anywhere in the world from anywhere in the world and pay in Australian dollars!
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Covermore and Allianz. You choose. Both very good and reliable.  Compare my prices and remember "if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel."

The ultimate Camino Quiz

Our Camino Quiz will test your knowledge about the famous Pilgrimage route. As you know, there are loads of different routes to choose from. Many of you will have already embarked upon the journey of a lifetime on at least a section of one of these routes. Colinthescot

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Vehicles one sees in Vietnam.

The best souvenirs we bring home

Whether it’s a piece of jewellery handmade by locals, market spices and sarongs, or a piece of art unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, souvenirs are the best way to preserve your travel experiences. Colinthescot

Scotland - new arrivals welcome!!

Six ways to enjoy your Hobart weekend escape

It’s rolling pale hills that hug the Derwent River build to the pinnacle of Mt Wellington and greet you to the wilderness Isle with a wide open sky and open heart. Colinthescot

Hang on, an airline just for Millennials

Yes, you read that right. The French national carrier, Air France, has launched a new airline that will cater to those aged between 18 and 35. The airline, Joon, will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018.. colinthescot.

Why we are making billions for the airlines

According to a report from NZ Herald, a study of 10 airlines that make the most money from ancillary products shows the revenue number sits at around $40 billion. That’s a big number, especially when compared to previous figures – US$2.1 billion in 2007, and over US$28 billion last year. Colinthescot

12 iconic Scottish views!

Great Victorian Bike Ride 2017

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It’s an opportunity to join a community of bike riders exploring the beautiful Victorian countryside. Colinthescot

Japan - dramatic peaks and soothing hot springs

Travelling from sacred mountains to wonderful Onsen (hot springs), you embark on an adventure taking you to magnificent destinations such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko the Dewa Sanzan mountains, as well as the region's remote hot springs and beautiful national parks. Colinthescot

Departure cards depart

From the 1st July this year travellers leaving Australian airports no longer have to complete the Outbound Passenger Card. However an amended Incoming Passenger Card will be used to collect much of the data provided on the Outgoing Card.

Why travel agents are still in business

Travel agents are still in demand and here is one agent's view of why. A good read for everyone. Colinthescot

The world's cleanest airlines revealed

If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ll know all about the importance of carrying hand sanitizer when travelling. But fly any of these airlines, whose cabins have just been named cleanest in the world at the World Airline Awards, and you just might feel comfortable leaving that little item behind. Colinthescot

Are airlines missing the mark?

In light of all the US airline service calamities of late, is the airline industry failing in its service delivery? Colinthescot

37% of Millennials risk safety for a selfie!

Our so-called ‘obsession’ with holiday selfies is not all it is hyped up to be – unless you’re a 20-something millennial. Nearly half of Australians who travel are generally social media shy, posting photos of only one in every four holidays. The figures are very different for millennials: nearly half of millennials post selfies during EVERY holiday, and nearly two-thirds enhance their photos before doing so. Colinthescot

And finally

Does the average cruise passenger gain weight during a cruise? There's you and all that food. Is weight gain inevitable? colinthescot.

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