Flight Centre Travel Blog

Where will your next trip take you? Be inspired by our latest travel news, holiday ideas, tips and recommendations. With new articles every day, you’ll never run out of ideas!

Hello in many languages

Why You Should Learn the Local Language when Travelling

Parlez-vous anglais? Hablas inglés? Sprechen Sie Englisch? No doubt you’ve learned at least one of these phrases before embarking on a trip abroad. But did you learn any others?While we travel to see ...
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New Orleans steamboat, Mississippi River

How to Spend 72 Hours in New Orleans

Embarking on a trip to one of the most fascinating cities in the USA? Before you head to New Orleans - whether it be for Mardi Gras or just to stuff your face with beignets - be sure to check out this...
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Top Tips for Booking your Queensland Holiday with Flight Centre

Planning your trip to the land Down Under? Flight Centre can help you plan the best Queensland holiday, as Brighton Travel Expert Mel Don...
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One of the amazing snow sculptures at Yuki Matsuri

What it's Like Spending Winter in Hokkaido

I ended up living in Hokkaido by happy accident. I didn’t have much of an idea about what I’d do with myself after I finished university, but I did know one thing: I was going to Japan. I’d been fasci...
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Hire car, Costa Rica

How to Take a Road Trip Through Costa Rica

When I told people I was planning on driving around Costa Rica on my two-week trip, I was met with a mixture of surprise, admiration and shock. I admit I was a little nervous about the roads before we...
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Discover Queensland’s Great Beach Drive

With a sprawling coastline, well connected highway and plenty of icons to see, the Australian state of Queensland is made for driving. But where to begin when planning an all out epic road trip? Here ...
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Nasi lemak

5 of the Best Malaysian Food Spots

In the Southeast Asian food stakes, Malaysian cuisine often gets lost in the popularity of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese dishes. However, it deserves its place alongside those familiar plates, not leas...
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Bread and wine in New Zealand

A Beginner's Guide to the World's Best Wines

The world of wine can be an overwhelming one, but you don't need to be a connoisseur to appreciate the different varietals on a wine-tasting holiday. In fact, that's what vineyard tours are ...
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Laid-back cruising

Why a Mediterranean Cruise is the Perfect Family Holiday

Linda Aitchison combined European culture and family fun on her first ever cruise, here she shares her experience... My fearless daughter Emily whoops with delight as she cascades down an exhilarating...
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View across Hamilton Island from the Reef Hotel

Discovering the Highlights of Hamilton Island, Queensland

By the miracle of modern technology, midway through my flight along the coast of Queensland, Australia to Brisbane, I watched the latest episode of a famous sci-fi franchise about a starship called Di...
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The Perks of Flying Premium Economy

Should you fly in Premium Economy Class? What benefits do you get for the additional cost? Is it worth it? Let's see... Virgin is just one of several airlines to offer a Premium Economy...
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Release baby turtles in Bali

5 Things to Do in Bali That Aren't Surfing

Indonesia’s most famous island might be a mecca for the surfing community, but there’s far more to Bali than its predictable swells and picture-perfect beaches. Here are some of the other things you c...
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