Welcome to the official Visa First blog!

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



2021 Travel Trends Post COVID-19

People love travelling for many different reasons. Some travel because of the love of adventures, others to learn about a new country, culture and its people. The Covid-19 pandemic shouldn’t stop you from dreaming of your next holiday. But when will it be safe to plan your next trip? The good news is that, following […]

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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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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 Plan A Trip Abroad: Top 15 Travel Tips

There’s a lot to think about when planning a trip abroad. From getting your visa to booking accommodation, to having enough money, it can all be quite stressful. In this guide, we’ll help you plan your trip step-by-step and give you useful travel tips and tricks to make it as stress-free as possible! Choose Your […]

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Top 15 Facts About Tanzania That Will Inspire You To Travel

Tanzania has become a popular destination for travellers, known for its exotic wildlife and rich culture. Simply put, this is one of the most iconic safari destinations in the world. You can witness the amazing wildlife including the great wildebeest migration amongst other highlights. In this guide, we take a look at why Tanzania should […]

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10 Reasons To Visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, an exotic country in western Asia and eastern Europe. For many travellers, Azerbaijan is not always the first country that comes to mind when planning a holiday. But it’s time to think again! This hidden gem is full of historical and cultural heritage, hospitable locals and endless sights to see. […]

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Sri Lanka Will Reopen its Borders in August

Do you dream of feasting on delicacies on Sri Lanka’s pristine beaches? Well, that dream may soon become a reality! That is because Sri Lanka will reopen its doors to tourists from August 1 but under strict guidelines. Sri Lanka had its borders closed in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, […]

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76% of Would-be Irish Travellers Hopeful of Venturing Abroad in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc for thousands of Irish tourist’s 2020 holiday plans. Despite this, according to a new survey conducted by Visa First, 76% of Irish travellers are hopeful that they will be able to fly abroad in 2020. Furthermore, 78% of respondents stated that they would feel comfortable visiting other countries after […]

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8 Things You Never Knew About Oman

Let’s face it. Most people don’t even consider Oman when they’re picking their next holiday destination. But this is a BIG mistake! Oman is unlike any other country in the world – chock-full of hidden gems, sights to see and natural beauty. But the word ‘hidden’ is a problem. Many travellers are completely unaware of […]

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