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Travel and holidays

There's plenty to think about whether you're planning a short weekend away or an extended overseas trip. Should I use a travel agent? How can I get the best travel package? Will I need travel insurance? Consumer has you covered for all you need to know.

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Free travel insurance guide

Travel insurance is as important as your passport and plane ticket. Before you buy a policy, check out the guide we’ve produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Compare travel insurance policies

It’s vital to make sure your travel insurance policy has enough cover – particularly for travel to the US. We explain what to look for in a travel insurance policy and common traps to avoid.

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Small suitcases test

We tested 13 small suitcases between 45 and 56cm that would be considered “carry-on” bags by a reasonable consumer. They were a mix of hard- and soft-shell models priced from $25 to $699. Which is the right fit for you and the airlines?

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