Would you like to explore Buckingham Palace or the Great Barrier Reef from the comfort of your sofa? Virtual reality first hit the mainstream in the 1990s, but this year it seems to be staging a comeback. So will you be buying into it?
Go out or stay in? It’s the yearly dilemma I face each New Year’s Eve, and more often than not I’m now settling for the latter. What about you?
There’s no stopping the rise of the Halloween monster in the UK – it’s now our third biggest retail event, dislodging Valentine’s Day and taking its place behind Easter and Christmas. Surprised?
Would you be happy with a €20 voucher as compensation for three days of extra travel and over €400 spent getting home after a cancelled flight? John wasn’t.
Journalist Joe Churcher recently missed a return flight and found he had to pay for the privilege of not travelling. In this guest piece Joe argues no other service would get away with this.
Taavet Hinrikus of TransferWise calls for greater transparency in the fees banks charge you to buy holiday money or transfer money abroad.
It’s the last bank holiday until Christmas and I have a serious decision to make. Do I brave travel chaos in an attempt to squeeze the most out of my three-day-weekend? I can see long seaside walks, log fires and… traffic.
Everything from choosing your seat to checking in luggage can ramp up the price of your flight with a low-cost airline. Less well known are the extra costs involved when flying with a baby.
Travellers hit by flight delays or cancellations routinely lose out on compensation they’re entitled to. As I found out on a family holiday to Greece, it pays to know your rights when it comes to flights.
Holidaymakers are an easy target for unscrupulous businesses, says Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith. It’s high time the travel industry cleaned up its act.
Getting travel money used to be simple. When I first went abroad to Greece 20 years ago I brought travellers’ cheques – like everyone else seemed to do at the time.
When packing for a holiday, a compact camera used to be one of the first items I’d throw into my suitcase. Now it sits on a shelf at home while I enjoy myself in the sun.
Imagine the frustration of a special family holiday being cancelled at the last minute. When this happened to Valerie she was able to get back not only the cost of the holiday but – with our help – £3,000 compensation.
How do you get your money back if you buy goods abroad that turn out to have a problem when you get them home? That’s the problem Catherine Ward posed when she came to us for legal advice.