Daily Archives: 27 April, 2008

Check whether your travel agent is licenesed

I love booking my own travel arrangements, but if booking through a travel agent is your thing then it’s worth making sure that the agent you use is licenesed.

A search engine for Australian licenesed travel agents is available on the on the Travel Compensation Fund’s site.

If a licenesed travel agent (God forbid) goes under, defrauds you or otherwise fails to provide the services you’ve paid for then you can make a claim against the Travel Compensation Fund. The fund can provide compensation for losses of up to $25,000, which may incluce consequential losses (for instance having to rebook at a higher price).

Together with paying by credit card (which allows you to seek a chargeback if something goes wrong) for flights and other major costs and taking out travel insurance it’s a simple and worthwhile precaution.

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Phil Keoghan Putts Across Scotland

I’m an absolute Amazing Race tragic; my wife knows that, no matter how special she may be there’s always a place in my heart for Phil. Apparently Phil has been putting, slicing and driving his way across Scotland and if you’re a Philaholic, a golf tragic or like quaint Scottish scenery this report from CBS News isn’t a bad way to waste 10 minutes of you’re time.

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