TravelSupermarket: Travel advice

From luggage packing tips and ways to bag the best hotel rooms, to answers to popular questions about flight delay compensation and insurance, our experts offer practical travel advice.

10 things to do before booking a holiday this year



The government's ever-changing travel advice is making ultra-last-minute breaks look all the more attractive this year. If you're planning to take advantage of quarantine-free travel, be sure to think about these ten things first.

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All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma



Some holidaymakers religiously travel on a self-catering basis in order to keep their costs to a minimum, while others are all-inclusive converts – but which will actually work out cheaper for you? Here we place the board types head-to-head to help you decide…

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Booking now vs booking late: The great holiday dilemma



Booking a holiday always seems to involve the same dilemma: will I save by booking early or are there better deals available at the last-minute? Here, we place both arguments head-to-head to help find the best option for you.

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Hand luggage guide: Baggage sizes and weight allowances by airline



From airline-specific restrictions to top tips on packing and what you can take on board, our comprehensive guide to hand luggage tells you everything you need to know.

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How long before a flight should I get to the airport?



We checked out the UK’s 15 most popular airports’ recommended arrival times so you can have just enough time to sail through security and tuck into a quick snack without feeling the stress.

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Revealed! The cheapest time to book a hire car is...



When it comes to booking your rental car, is it best to book early or leave it late? It’s an age-old question for our customers, so we did some digging into our data to find out.

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How much duty free can you bring into the UK?



But what exactly are you allowed to bring back with you, and does it vary depending on where you are travelling from? Here we explain your duty-free allowances.

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Your essential guide to renewing your passport



After saving hard for a big holiday, the last thing you want is to have the whole thing ruined by an out-of-date passport. Here’s our advice for keeping a step ahead of passport formalities.

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How to avoid a visa rip-off



Discover which popular holiday destinations still require a visa for travel, find out correct process and costs for travellers with a full British passport and avoid a visa rip-off!

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What is car hire excess insurance – and do I need it?



We spoke to the experts at iCarhireinsurance to find out what car hire excess cover protects you from, whether you actually need it and how to get the best deal when taking out a policy.

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