Travelling with Children

As the summer school term draws to an end, many parents’ thoughts will be turning to the family holiday. To stop those thoughts evolving into panic, here are some ideas to help plan if you are travelling with young children.‘The List’Create a list to prevent forgetting essential and useful items, eg, favourite toy. It’s surprising how the most needed things are overlooked or forgotten, and…

Single-Use

Last November, Collins Dictionary has issued its "Word of the year" for 2018.  The shortlist spanned a variety of newly established buzzwords as well as "revitalized" words from the past, such as floss, plogging (you really have to look this one up!), VAR and MeToo.  But among all these influential coinages, the one that came out on top is "single-use".Single-use is a term that "describe…

RFID - Prevention is Better than Cure!

Statistics have recently showed that card payments have overtaken cash payments, as contactless technology now has a firm hold in buying transactions. But with this, comes the potential risk of card information being stolen (without any physical contact). No longer does a thief need to physically take a wallet or purse, but only needs to stand close to their victim and use an RFID scanner…

How to Improve the chances of your lost baggage, mobile phone, etc, being returned to you

It shouldn’t happen, but unfortunately from time to time, it does – that is, lost luggage. Did you know that 1% of all bags carried by airlines are lost or mislaid? That means for a family of five travelling twice yearly, there is a 20% chance of a bag going missing*. The risk increases if the travel involves a transfer of flights. Suitcases and bags going missing can cause a great amount…

Three pro tips to avoid getting pick-pocketed when travelling for business

There are millions of tips on how to avoid thieves stealing your precious belongings when travelling, but these all need a lot of focus. While the reality is that when on a trip for business you need to optimise your time and dedicate your attention to prepare for a meeting or to be in touch with your colleagues. Here are some pro tips from the seasoned travellers of the Holiday Accent Team o…