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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more

Safest Destinations To Travel To During COVID-19

After the year we’ve all had, who could blame you for wanting to get out there and see the world again? But the question is, which destinations are safest to return to? We’ve put together this handy guide to the destinations which are least affected by the pandemic and safest to travel to during the […]

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6 Top Tips For A Successful Visa Application

When you are planning the trip of your dreams, visa application paperwork can often be a thorn in your side. There are many factors to consider and the reality is harsh – if you’ve made a mistake on your visa application, it will be refused. End of story. Here are our pro tips on avoiding […]

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5 Reasons Why India Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

In 10 years, the World Travel and Tourism Council expects India to become the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy. And it’s easy to see why. India has the second-largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people.  It’s a country rich in history and heritage. Are you interested in finding out what makes India […]

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How To Get a New Irish Work Permit If You Have Lost Your Job

COVID-19 has had wide-ranging effects on employment in almost every sector in Ireland. Immigrants who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic must apply to renew their work permits. In this handy guide, we will outline how you can apply to renew your Irish work permit easily online if you have been made redundant. […]

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Travel and Visa Bulletin – the Latest News from International Embassies

This bulletin was last updated on 3 September 2020. Canada – How to extend your Working Holiday POE Letter of Introduction The Canadian government has announced travel restrictions that impact IEC participants – particularly those whose Point of Entry (POE) letter is expiring in the next 30 days and are currently unable to travel to […]

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Five Pain Points Visa First Can Solve For Your Business

Do you regularly travel abroad for business meetings, conferences and events? Proper organization before such trips and events is really important as many things might go wrong.   A lot of factors need to be considered before travelling to conferences or business meetings around the world. We can encounter a range of problems from the […]

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20 Things I Wish Someone Told me Before Moving to Australia

Have you ever thought of moving to Australia to live the life down under as a backpacker or a working holidaymaker? Many prospective backpackers are daunted by the prospect of travelling to Australia unsure of how they will settle into a new country and culture. So to help you out with the big move, we’ve […]

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Russia Is Reopening Its Borders To Tourists From UK, Tanzania and Turkey. Here Are 6 Reasons You Should Visit In 2020

From August 1, more than 4 months after closing its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia resumes international flights with the UK, Tanzania and Turkey. The government announced that flights will be able to operate from airports in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. Here are 6 reasons you should visit Russia in 2020: Moscow […]

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UK’s New Immigration System From 2021 Explained

At 11 PM on 31 December 2020, freedom of movement between the UK and EU will end. From January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be part of EU’s Customs union and Single Market and all legal aspects of Britain’s membership will cease to apply. There will be no change in Irish citizens’ rights […]

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