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US Citizens do NOT require a visa to visit Europe! But no-one cares about the details of ETIAS.

Last week the US media went into a frenzy about US citizens requiring a ‘visa’ to visit Europe in 2021. Except it’s not a visa due to one boring item of truth.

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The European Union abolishes legalisation and Apostille for important life certificates

If you ever need to deal with cross-border government authorities in the European Union then starting this week you may not need to acquire an Apostille for many certificates.

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What is the value proposition of Intra-European Business class?

Who should or shouldn’t fly short haul business class? Where does the value lie? This post explores where value can be gained in buying that upgrade to business class.

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5 EU travel protections Brits will lose in a no-deal Brexit

What will happen to your travel rights if the UK leaves the EU on a no-deal cliff edge? Tim explore 5 genuinely useful EU laws which will no longer apply.

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What does it mean to have ‘been to’ a country?

Today I muse about how to count the number of countries you visited, specifically the quality of visit aspect.

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Visiting Portugal? The Complaints Book (Livro de Reclamações) will protect your consumer rights

The Complaints Book (Livro de Reclamações) serves as a vital instrument to make your stay in Portugal enjoyable. Find out how you should and should not use it.

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Why I applied for Estonia e-Residency programme

The e-Residency programme by Estonia is one of the most interesting advancements in modern business administration. Citizens from all over the world can apply, and if you establish your own company you have freedom of trade to the EU.

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KLM just disabled Reward Flight searches for Flying Blue members with 0 balance.

KLM just made a very unfriendly change for its Flying Blue members with 0 balance. If you have trouble checking for flights take a look at the source code.

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How to travel with two passports

Have you recently acquired dual citizenship? Or you need to understand how to travel between countries if you hold two or more passports? This post explains how you should present your documents step-by-step.

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IHG suppressing online reviews. How much meat is there to the claim?

Is IHG artificially inflating its review scores on its websites? Anecdotal evidence from some Flyertalk members seem to suggest so!

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How to find mega British Airways Tier Point Runs to reach Gold status – updated 2019

The best BA Tier Point runs will oven get over 1000 TP for less than £1 per Tier Point. But how do you go about finding them? This post gives more details.

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Beginners’ guide to Hilton Honors – updated 2019

This is an all-inclusive beginners’ guide to Hilton Honors. It explains the different levels of their loyalty programme and how to efficiently earn and spend your points.

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7 Ways British Airways and Alex Cruz have trashed their own brand

British Airways have gotten just about everyone, including their own staff, angry in recent years. See how they have done their best to trash their own brand.

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Transferwise Borderless: The new online account for international finance

Transferwise Borderless is the latest service offered by the Fintech company which allows you to use hold money in your account with real bank account numbers. This post describes the new service and also my experience signing up.

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RUMOUR: US soon to impose electronics ban to flights from UK and Europe?

Could the US soon implement an electronics ban for flights departing the UK and other European countries? One source seems to think it is.

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