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Monarch airlines and travel insurance claims: Lessons to learn

Many of the thousands of travellers stranded following the collapse of Monarch have faced unnecessary worry over doubts their travel insurance would cover airline collapse. Travel insurance from the ETA includes up to £1,500 cover in the event of insolvency of the scheduled airline, hotel, train operator including Eurostar, car ferries and villas abroad In the event of insolvency after…

Beat winter – Ride Morocco

The MoBed tent is designed to sit a top a BMW GS motorcycle and provide a quick and comfortable place to rest your head on a bike tour. If you are worried about the whole caboodle toppling over on a gusty night, you can take some reassurance from the fact that the MoBed includes an extension for the bike’s centre stand…

Survivors’ guide to hiring a car on holiday

Renting a vehicle is a staple element of the fly drive holiday, but unscrupulous practices by car hire companies are leaving thousands of travellers with a sour taste, not to mention slimmer wallet. Here we have compiled warnings that we have received from our own members following their travels to continental Europe. Insurance hard sell when hiring a car on holiday All…

Emissions stickers for driving in France

All cars travelling in the cities of Paris, Lyon or Grenobles are now required to carry anti-pollution stickers which indicate the age and ‘environmental classification’ of the vehicle. The round stickers correspond to six different vehicle classes defined according to air pollutant emissions. In certain French cities the correct sticker must be displayed by every  road vehicle, including all cars, motorcycles, commercial…

Uber model to target buses

Mercedes-Benz is to invest 50 million dollars in new on-demand minibus services in London and other European cities, which will work like Uber. The first vehicles to be used by the service will be from the Vaneo range, but the long-term aim is for Mercedes to provide purpose-built minibuses optimized for on-demand shared rides, including on-board vehicle sensors, electric drive, and…