have created a travel tools dashboard providing a huge range of  tools for independent and business travellers, backpackers and those on gap year or career break trips.  You can now conduct much of your travel planning and research from one page:

  • Travel advice, vaccination and malaria information, by country. Travel related feeds from USA, UK, Australian & Canadian Governments + UK Civil Aviation Authority passenger news (covers issues affecting holidays like volcanic ash & ATOL).
  • Weather forecast, currency converter, world time difference calculator tools.
  • International Dialing Code tool that also tells you the international dialling prefix for the country you are telephoning from.
  • Two flight airfare price comparison engines selected to complement each other. Both search over 600 airlines and major agents like Opodo and Ebookers. One includes 100 low cost budget airlines many excluded by other search sites because they don’t pay commission. Its search routines are very good at identifying connecting flights for a cheaper airfare, and it is good for single tickets.  The other provides greater search flexibility on dates and covers more agents/booking sites.
  • An hotel price comparison engine that searches 33 major booking sites (e.g., LateRooms, Expedia, Priceline,) and hotel chains.
  • Car Hire, and Travel Insurance price comparison (UK residents only – US and international versions to be added shortly).
  • Direct links to the relevant pages on and for your country travel guides, maps and phrasebooks.

Go and try it out!