Top Five Travel Diseases

Source: hellawella.com

Source: hellawella.com

Analysis of the Department of Health’s notifiable diseases data by the comparison company Finder.com.au shows a spike in exotic diseases among returning Australian travellers.

Most of the diseases are preventable, yet it’s hardly surprising they’re on the rise when research last year showed the number of Australians skipping vaccinations – and presumably also advice – has soared. Continue reading

Seven Dirty Little Secrets of the Travel Industry

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Photo: Thinkstock/iStock

As of late, the travel industry seems transparent. Real people will give you the scoop on your hotel on TripAdvisor, compare fares yourself with flight-search website, and it’s absolutely impossible for a terrible tour provider to mask its reputation on the internet.

Still, there are few tricks of the trade that travel insiders and providers don’t want to share. And here are seven little secrets you’re probably never knew about. Continue reading