Social Etiquette Abroad – Social Customs Around the World!

  • 07 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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We have all heard the horror stories; women attacked for showing too much flesh or couples being arrested and imprisoned for holding hands in public.

Whilst there is a lot of media hype around these stories, it is important to know that there really are some things that can cause great offence in religious countries, and even land you in trouble. When travelling to a country outside of regions such as Europe, North America or Australia, it can be very important to be aware of varying social etiquette to keep you safe.

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Zante: The unlikely family friendly destination

  • 06 Nov, 2015
  • Luc Horncastle
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Many Mediterranean islands, because of their hot weather, sandy beaches and tropical climate, have now become accustomed to hosting holidays for specific groups of people. One great example is the a well known Greek island which has become versatile enough to have activities for both family orientated holidays, as well as trips for groups of young adults.

Today, let’s take a look at Zante: the unlikely family friendly destination.

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Snowboarding in Les Arcs

  • 05 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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One of the most popular ways to get some winter sun has got to be hitting the pearly slopes of The Alps; and where better to head than the French resort of Les Arcs. Comprised of 5 locations, there is something for all; from the mountainous town of Bourg Saint Maurice which is favoured by hikers to the 5* Ski Resort of Arc 1950. 

We asked Airport Parking Shop customers Howard and Zuzana, who are avid fans of Snowboarding in Les Arcs, to give us some inside, need to know knowledge of the resort! They frequently visit Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 and give a run down of what they offer below. 

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How to beat Claustrophobia when flying

  • 04 Nov, 2015
  • Clare Leedale
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People walk through busy terminal Photo credit: Scott

Claustrophobia affects tens of thousands of people in the UK alone. It can cause many problems within your life, especially when it comes to flying. As part of BlogVember, we thought it would be interesting to explore this and speak to the people it affects everyday.

Claustrophobia is the fear of being enclosed or shut in a small space and not being able to get out. Sufferers are often looking for the nearest exit and will sometimes avoid busy and crowded places.This feeling can grow from a past experience and can affect people’s lives daily for many years. Sufferers can experience claustrophobia in cubicles, small rooms and crowds and often these feelings are increased when on a plane.

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Lost and Found – unusual items lost at airports!

  • 03 Nov, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Lost Items Airports

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when you step on the plane, or in the taxi departing the airport where you realise there’s something missing. There’s nothing worse than knowing there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it for the time being!

Whether it’s a suitcase, an iPhone, your favourite book, your wallet or your sunglasses, it’s all extremely frustrating. Most airports have a lost and found system in place, and Heathrow Airport use missingx.com, where you can log in and register something as lost, or see if it has been found at the airport.

We had a skim through the items there and found some pretty great things that people have left behind at Heathrow Airport! Read More