Consular Closures UK 2018

Below is a list of UK-based embassies and their closing times.

Afghanistan
20th – 28th August
Algeria
Every Monday
Angola
Every Wednesday
Azerbaijan
Every Monday
Bangladesh
21st – 22nd August
Belarus
Every Wednesday
Benin
Every Tuesday & Thursday
Burundi
Every Tuesday & Thursday
Cameroon
Every Friday
Croatia
Every Thursday
Cuba
Every Friday
Georgia
Every Wednesday
India
15th, 22nd August & 3rd September
Kazakhstan
Every Wednesday
North Korea
Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Liberia
Every Friday
Lithuania
Every Monday & Friday
Mauritania
Every Friday
Mongolia
Every Wednesday & Friday
Morocco
Every Friday
Namibia
Every Friday
Norway
Every Wednesday
Romania
Every Friday
Saudi Arabia
17th – 27th August
Sierra Leone
Every Friday
South Sudan
Every Thursday & Friday
Sweden
Every Wednesday
Thailand
13th & 27th August
Tunisia
Every Friday
Turkmenistan
Every Wednesday
Uzbekistan
Every Tuesday & Thursday

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Russia: Useful travel info

Transport

Metro

The underground (Metro) is available in six host cities of the championship: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, and Ekaterinburg. In Volgograd there’s the metrotram, a high-speed tram.

Busses
You can usually find the timetables and route listings for buses, trolleybuses and trams at the bus stop. The overground tram lines usually arrive and depart in intervals of 5 to 30 minutes. You may be able to find a Minibus from as early as 5-7 a.m. They continue services until about 8 p.m. and sometimes 1 a.m.

Trains
Trains cover the cities and local suburbs (around 100 to 150 km from the city centre). Similar to the UK, the ticket price depends on the distance of your journey. Tickets have to be bought beforehand from the ticket booth. One-way tickets have to be used the same day they are purchased and are only valid for that specific destination; round-trip tickets can be used within 24 hours of their purchase.

Taxi
All Russian World Cup host cities have legal taxi companies. They have their own fleets of cars which are regularly go through technical maintenance and are licensed to transport passengers and baggage. All licensed cabs have to have a yellow or orange lamp on the roof, as well as checkered body.

For more transport information, please visit http://bit.ly/2iE0L1C.

Currency

The Russian currency is the rouble. One Russian rouble roughly equals 0.013 British Pounds at the time of posting this blog. In Russia, currency can be exchanged in banks or specialised exchange points.

Credit card payments are widely available in Russia, especially in large cities. Any product can be purchased with a credit card. The bank will automatically convert the payment into roubles and deduct the sum from the card.

Emergency Services

  • 112, 101 – telephone numbers of all emergency services
  • 101 – Firefighters
  • 102 – Police
  • 103 – Emergency medical care
  • 100 – Exact time

Useful Information

The Russian police has a right to stop pedestrians to check their documents, so carry your passport or its copy with a visa and registration stamp with you at all times.

The best way to get a taxi is to use an online service or a mobile app. There are almost no private cab drivers left in Russia.

There are pickpockets, especially in popular tourist spots. To avoid them, use the same rules as everywhere


Visa-free

You can find a list of countries whose citizens are able to travel to Russia visa-free here

Tourist Visa

British Citizen Passport Holders travelling to Russia can obtain a Russian Tourist Visa. The validity of this visa is specified by the entry and exit dates specified on the Russian Tourist Visa application. This visa allows for a single stay of up to 30 days in Russia.

To find out more about what is required to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa or to apply, please visit our website here.

The Russian Visa Process

All applicants who wish to apply for a Russian visa must do so in person at the Russian Visa Application Centres in London or Edinburgh. The Russian Embassy now requires fingerprint (bio metric) information from all travellers. In light of the new requirements, The Travel Visa Company Ltd are providing the following services:

    1. We will complete the Russian visa application form online from the draft copy enclosed
    2. We will quality check the complete application and supporting documents, to minimise the risk of refusal at the application centre.
    3. We will arrange a personal ‘meet and greet’ in London with our Russian speaking specialist at the Visa Application Centre, at a convenient date and time (within the opening times of the application centre) for the client to sign the application form and assist with the fingerprinting process.
    4. We will make payment for the application to the Visa Application Centre on behalf of the client
    5. We will collect the approved visa and passport from the Application Centre and return them, secured delivery, back to the client.

To begin the application for a Russian Tourist Visa with us, simply visit our website and download an application pack.

When to apply

Our processing time for a Russian tourist visa is 15 working days for processing (excluding postal days). When you are applying with us, you must apply for your visa no later than 15 working days before travel.

We recommend applying for your visa as soon as possible.

8 Best Travel Apps for 2017

Though many of us enjoy a break from our digital lives when holidaying or travelling, there are a whole host of apps that have been designed to enhance our experience – from the planning stages through to booking your flights, hotel and finding your way around. We have compiled a list of 8 of our favourites for any traveller: 

 

 

Citymapper – City Breaks / Directions

 

Though this app started out as a way to find your way around London, it has since expanded to include information for over 37+ other cities across the globe. It is the ideal app for any city break with detailed maps and directions for all modes of transport (taxi/car, bus, tram, rail, cycling, walking, etc). Search for points of interest, get instant ETAs based on current traffic, see your friends arrive in real-time and save journeys for offline viewing. One of its newest features displays how many calories burned, trees saved and money saved by using public transport! For a list of cities or to vote for the next one to be added, visit https://citymapper.com/cities

> Available for iPhone and Android

 


 

Skiplagged – Flights

Want to save on flight tickets? Skiplagged details the price history of specific routes to let you know the best times to book and find “hidden-city” one-way ticket deals where you can get cheaper flights by stopping over – a great excuse to explore another city. If you’ve never travelled like this before, you should read thier hidden-city FAQ at http://skiplagged.com/faq. The app also details hotel discounts with special in-app rates and lists a number of travel deals, allowing you to receive notifications when prices drop and save up to 80%!

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

Tripit – Travel Itinerary

This app is a super handy piece of kit that will auto scan your emails to compile all your travel plans into one place. Alternatively, you can manually send confirmation emails for it to instantly create an itinerary. It can sync with your calendar and send notifications to remind you about events plus you can easily share specific plans, or your entire itinerary, with anyone else. Subscribing to Tripit Pro (£38.99 annual membership) gives you all this power plus real-time flight alerts, seat tracking, alternative flight finder, fare refund notifications, point tracking and more…

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

GeoSure – Health & Security

GeoSure is an invaluable app for travellers with state-of-the-art statistical analysis of health and security concerns for destinations worldwide. As well as pulling data from hundreds of renowned and trusted sources and local authorities, it includes crowd-sourced information from the global community of users who share personal accounts from wherever they are. Areas are given a safety score reflecting health risks, environmental threats, political uprisings and details of any thefts and assaults that may have occurred in the area. Experience the joy of discovering new places while maximising your safety.

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

MAPS.ME – Offline Maps

If you are looking for a map for your travels this app is the right choice. With over 40 million+ users and available for all popular devices, maps are well detailed and regularly updated. The best part? You don’t need to worry about internet connection or roaming charges as all maps are available offline – just make sure you search for the area you are visiting and download that area prior to travelling. With GPS navigation it provides driving, walking and cycle information for anywhere in the world, allowing you to bookmark all the places you are planning to visit for quick access and showing nearby points of interest, ATMs, public transport, attractions and restaurants.

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

Travello – Social Networking

This awesome app provides a new way of connecting with other travellers with similar interests. There is a noticeboard to search for upcoming plans, WiFi finder, chat facility for the new friends you add and ways to arrange meetups, find local deals and match travel plans. If you are thinking about getting recommendations or looking to meet like-minded people whilst travelling, Travello comes equipped with the tools to make it easy, fun and engaging. Their latest update adds video support so you can now share your experiences with people in over 180 countries!

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

WeatherBug – Weather

Though most devices have a stock weather app, WeatherBug is a cross-platform app that is powered by the largest professional weather network in the world. With real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day), lightning detector, weather alerts and 18 maps to visualise your weather, this app gives you much more detailed information. Our favourite feature is the lifestyle forecasts which let you know how weather will impact your allergies, sporting events, workouts and more – quickly access pollen count, wind speed/direction, pressure, humidity and stay informed of hurricane forecasts and changing conditions. For all things weather in over 2.6 million+ locations, this is our go-to app.

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


 

Google Earth – Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is increasingly becoming more popular and what better use than exploring the planet without having to set foot outside? Google Earth has come a long way since it was first launched in 2005 and maps Earth using satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system to generate a 3D globe. Features now include “tour guides” with step-by-step interactive adventures for discover exciting new places and curated content from the likes of the BBC and National Geographic. Whether you want to uncover the awe-inspiring architecture of the Taj Mahal or plunge into the depths of the Grand Canyon’s geological layers, this app provides you with the world in the palm of your hands.

> Available for iPhone and Android

  


Are there any other apps you think should be added to this list? Let us know in the comments or via our social media channels:

 

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Around The World In 24 Hours

This year we have chosen to support The Family Holiday Association.

The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing British seaside breaks and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.

To celebrate our new relationship with FHA, we have pledged to raise £500 which will be raised through our latest (and greatest) charity event:

Around the world in 24 hours!

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On the 20th of July, Team Travel Visa will be carrying out a 24 hour non-stop cycle around the world! We have arranged for an Exercise bike to be set-up in the office, which has been kindly donated by the very generous people at STUDIO 4ORCE Personal Training, and we will be cycling the equivalent of 250 Miles / 400 Kilometres.

Visit our JustGiving Page to donate >

Now, obviously, to cycle around the world is a mammoth job! Especially in under 24 hours. Fortunately for us, our crack team of mathematicians have calculated a formula that will help us to achieve this goal!

So for each mile we clock on an exercise bike it will be 100 miles on the map. The circumference of the Earth is almost 25,000 miles (meaning we will need to cycle 250 miles).

We have given ourselves 24 hours to cycle around the world, but we hope to finish the cycle in 22 hours (if all goes to plan). The event will take place from 3pm on Wednesday the 20th and will continue into the night and through to the morning, with an estimated completion time of 1pm.

The Family Holiday Association is a charity that we, as a business, are passionate about and we are very excited to be able to raise money for a cause that we care so much about.

To donate to this chairty which really is close to our hearts, simply go to our JustGiving page.

Throughout the cycle we will be constantly updating our social media accounts so keep an eye out!

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SPONSOR – Studio 4orce

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All personal training sessions are conducted by John Howell, a fully qualified PT Instructor. John’s qualifications were gained though a leading UK Training Provider.

Rio 2016 Travel Requirements

British Citizen Passport Holders

For British Nationals, travel to Brazil does not require a visa. However:

  • You will need to comply with Brazilian immigration laws on arrival in the country.
  • You must satisfy the Federal Police (the Brazilian immigration authority) of your intended purpose of visit.
  • You will need to show that you have enough money for the duration of your stay.
  • Provide details of your accommodation and evidence of return or further onward travel.
  • Your passport should be stamped. If it is not, you may be fined on departure. Keep your immigration landing card. You will need it when you leave. If you lose it you may also be fined.
  • Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brazil.

Information from www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/brazil/entry-requirements.gov.uk

The British Government have also released a useful guide to help you ‘stay ahead of the games’. It gives you advices and information about travel insurance, when is best to book, vaccinations, languages and more! You can download it here.


Other Nationalities

It comes as no surprise that the Rio Olympics are going to bring in a huge amount of foreign visitors, and so, the Brazilian Government are making it as easy (and as safe) as possible for travellers to enter Brazil. That is why they have introduced a temporary Visa Waiver Program (until the 18th of September 2016).

Australian, Canadian, Japanese and US nationals will not require a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Instead, they will be eligible for a 90 day, non-extendable, visa waiver.

*Note: you do not have to be attending the Olympic Games to take advantage of the new travel requirements.

If you want to check visa requirements of any other nationalities then, you can download this document (Entry Visas To Brazil PDF).

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#Make In India

What is it all about?

#MakeInIndia has been trending on twitter for the past week, however, it seems that some people don’t really understand what it is all about…

Make In India is an initiative created by the Government of India to encourage businesses to manufacture their products in India.

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This is a massive conference that is held in Mumbai. Here, businesses can exhibit, network and mingle in the hopes of making new and valuable contacts as well as gaining more information about the organisations they are interested in.

There was a wide array of popular and diverse businesses that were featured at the Make In India conference, most notable were: Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Tata, Air India, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Pfizer and many more with rumours of there being 9,00 companies attending!

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Why was this created?

This was created as a response to a critical situation in 2013 when the emerging markets bubble had burst in September 2014 by the Indian Prime Minister, Modi.

It was put in place to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub encouraging: foreign direct investment, new initiatives and national manufacturing. This would involve sectors such as travel and tourism, aviation, construction, space, pharmaceuticals and more!

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To start a movement, you need a strategy that inspires, empowers and enables in equal measure. Make in India needed a different kind of campaign: instead of the typical statistics-laden newspaper advertisements, this exercise required messaging that was informative, well-packaged and most importantly, credible.

What now?

Mumbai week as come to a close today and you’re probably wondering what happened that was worth knowing about. To begin with:

  • President Modi “promised” that India will have 100 million new jobs by 2022.
  • India’s GDP is to increase from 15% to 25% in 2022
  • 100 smart cities are to be developed to decongest the urban housing scenario
  • Vodafone India are to invest in new business initiatives such as a ‘tier-4’ data centre at Airoli
  • Jaguar showcased their XE and XJ models
  • The VW Ameo is also showcased
  • Danish firm universal robots aims to double sales
  • 2016 Hyundie i20 was unveiled
  • India consider proposals to manufacture F-16 fighter jet
  • A new “single table”concept has been brought in to place when considering new proposals

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To find out more, visit their website: www.makeinindia.com but also be sure to check their hashtag on Twitter #MakeInIndia

“From profit to progress, friendship to partnership calling the world to #MakeInIndia”

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Delhi Motor Show 2016

The Auto Expo

This bi-annual event is the second largest of its kind. It will showcase some of the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, with big names such as Honda, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes and many more attending. You can expect to see brand new cars launched, concept cars unveiled and futuristic motor tech shown off!

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What’s happening this week

This week plays host to the Delhi Auto Expo which has been split in to two events: The Auto Expo (components) and The Auto Expo (motor show).

The motor show will be located in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR and will last for 4 days (5th – 9th of February) whereas the components part of the show will be held in New Delhi and will run from the 4th to the 7th of February.

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Previous years

The event has been running for over 30 years and was originally created in 1985 where it lasted for 9 days.

Since day 1 the Auto Expo has been held at ‘Pragiti Maidan’ which is an exhibition centre that has around 72,000 metres of space. It is also Delhi’s largest exhibition centre!

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A large part of the show is the concept cars (and bikes) that are revealed. There are some truly crazy concepts on show – here is a selection from past years:

Cars

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Bikes

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Visa Requirements

The event organisers state that:

Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport / travel document with a valid visa to visit India. These may be obtained from the Indian Mission / Consular Office in the country of their residence.

If you are thinking of travelling to India there are two types of visa available to UK passport holders:

e-Tourist Visa (eTV). This is for tourists staying in India for up to 30 days click here for further information.

Full Indian Visa. If you are ineligible for an eTV or are planning to stay for over 30 days you will require a full Indian visa. You can click here to apply.

“Nothing beats a good drive.”

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The highlights of Terry Wogan

Our thoughts

Sir Terry Wogan, KBE, was well known for his radio and television work – most memorably his early morning radio show “Wake Up With Wogan” which had over 8 million regular listeners.

He was seen as a national treasure to many. A personality that almost everyone knew and loved. Here are just a few highlights of his career:

Children In Need

Sir Terry was a charitable man and was the face of the much loved Children In Need; a charity which Provides practical and lasting support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under. He hosted the famous Children In Need TV event annually and was always extremely passionate about the charity. This is what he said when asked about stopping presenting the show:

I’m used to long days. I do seven hours on my feet of live TV for Children in Need every year, so the day I can’t stand up is when I will stop doing it.

I’d love to keep going another 10 years, I’ll cling to the wreckage as long as I can.

I’m supposed to be retiring, but I’m not. I have no plans to retire – they’ll have to carry me off stage.

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Blankety Blank

This British comedy game show was first broadcast 1979. Two contestants went head-to-head. The objective was to match the answers of as many of the six celebrity panellists as possible. It ran until march 1990 and it was then revived in 1997 and was on air for another 5 years but instead hosted by Paul O’Grady. Wogan presented Blankety Blank for 4 years (1979 – 1983).

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Wake Up To Wogan

From 7:30 to 9:30 listeners would tune in daily for the best music and entertainment. This was the most popular and most listened to radio show in the UK which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. His show ran from 1993 until 2009 when Sir Terry Wogan announced he would be leaving and that Chris Evans would be taking his place.

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Wogan

There were many chat shows that Sir Terry hosted, probably the most well-known of these was ‘Wogan’. Initially shown on Tuesday evenings it then replaced Parkinson’s Saturday night slot before finally being shown on weekday evenings at 7pm. Notable Guest hosts included Joanna Lumley and Bruce Forsyth with interviewees such as David Bowie, Cilla Black, Madonna, Nicolas Cage and many more.

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Other Television

Sir Terry Wogan has been featured on many other shows throughout his career. For example Top Gear, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Being Human, Pointless, Bang Goes The Theory and The One Show.

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Rest In Peace Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE, DL

“The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.”

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Australia Day

What is Australia day?

Australia Day is an official national holiday for Australia. The day is used not only to celebrate what is great about Australia, but gives everyone a chance to reflect and appreciate what the nation has achieved.

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Why is it celebrated?

The 26th of January marks the annual celebration of Australia day and the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

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How is it celebrated?

You can find a large amount of the Australian population attending organised community events, getting together with family and friends to celebrate, watching the sunset or late night fireworks, barbecuing on the beach in the sun or just spending the day relaxing with loved ones.

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Travel requirements

If you hold a British Passport and are travelling to Australia for business or tourist purposes, you will need a Visa!

Here are the four different visas you can apply for:

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But don’t worry – here at The Travel Visa Company we take the stress out of the visa application process. For more information, or to apply, visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/australia/ or call our award winning team on 01270 250 590.

 

“Australia Day is a day driven by communities unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia.”

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Gordon Ramsay’s International Influence

Gordon Ramsay, the world renowned ‘shouty chef’ and holder of 7 Michelin stars, is well known both in the UK and America for his TV shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘, ‘Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares‘ and ‘Hotel Hell‘ but he has also totted up a total of  28 different restaurants across 3 continents! If you’re planning a holiday and need a few ideas of places to eat then be sure to check these out:

Europe / Asia / North America


 

Europe

Italy

Castel Monastero – Located in the city of Siena, Tuscany. The restaurant can be found inside the grounds of an 11th-century monastery which over looks the vast landscapes of the Italian country side.

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Forte Village –  Situated on the island of Sardinia. This is a place where the coastal views and white sandy beaches really captivate the atmosphere of the island.

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France

Au Trianon – Versailles, France. This is also restaurant to the Au Trianon Palace hotel. Another luxurious hotel that offers indulgent features such as a spa, gym and indoor pool.

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La Veranda – Also located in Versailles, France, La Veranda overlooks the Château de Versailles and combines stylish monochrome restaurant interiors with a relaxed brasserie ambience.

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Le Pressoir D’Argent – Bordeaux is quoted as “a masterpiece of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux. An ageless landmark of excellence reflecting the talent of its chef”.

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To visit Europe you may require a visa. To see if you’re eligible visit our website: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/schengen/


 

Asia

Qatar

Gordon Ramsay Doha – Good, hearty authentic dishes. This restaurant has won many accolades and awards for the food and service they provide including best romantic restaurant 2014.

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay – West Bay, Doha. Food is served in a relaxed and social dining environment. It also overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Hong Kong

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – Lan Kwai Fong. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails alongside a seasonal menu filled with quality dishes.

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London House – East Tsim Sha Tsui. It features an outdoor terrace with two levels of dining and views over the beautiful Victoria Harbour.

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Singapore

Bread Street Kitchen – Marina Bay Sands. A warehouse-designed restaurant and bar serving a British European menu with fresh seasonal produce.

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If you hold a British Citizen Passport* and are travelling to Qatar for tourist purposes, you will not need a Visa prior to travel! A Visa must be obtained on arrival. For more information visit: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/qatar/


 

North America

USA

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Las Vegas – Classic English pub style food with an assortment drinks on tap located in the famous Ceasars palace.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City – British-themed venue with grand styling offers classic pub grub & craft beers.

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BURGR – Las Vegas. Serving traditional gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas. Known for “exceptional fine dining”  With dishes including caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras.

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*New* Fish & Chip Shop in Vegas – Summer 2016 Gordon is set to open his 4th establishment in Las Vegas. His very own fish and chip shop. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action in the kitchen as they prepare the made to order dishes.
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If you are visiting America you will need as ESTA or full-US visa. Apply now! Visit our website – http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/america/

 


Wanting to book a table?

If you’re thinking of travelling out to one of these stunning destinations then you’ll be happy to know we can assist  with your visa application for destinations worldwide! Use our website to check your specific visa requirements – thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/

“I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for the customer”

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New Shanghai Disneyland

Record Breaker

Since its official open in June 16 2016, Disneyland Shanghai has been crowned worlds biggest Disney theme park ever!

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Entertainment

The resort features five entertainment districts, which are: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove. Each district has its own set of rides and roller-coasters ranging from big drops and thrill rides to scary  and dark themed rides!

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Accommodation

The resort has two hotels for residents staying there. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which has 420 rooms, 3 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 indoor pool and optional rooms with garden, theme park or lake views. As well as this, there is a Toy Story themed hotel that has approximately 800 rooms with 2 restaurants!

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Relaxation

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax within the madness of the theme park then The Wishing Star Park is where to go!

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the banks of a glimmering body of water where rest, relaxation and activities for the entire family await your arrival.

This would be the perfect place to chill out and unwind.

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Attractions

Along with the entertainment districts, hotels, gardens, restaurants and attractions there is also Disneytown that hold a whole host of different shops and stalls as well as meet and greets with some of the most famous and iconic Disney characters. There are movie themed restaurants, street bands, gardens and even circus attractions like the carousel. There is a huge amount of activities and attractions that won’t leave you disappointed!

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Getting There

Tempted to go? China has announced new visa changes!

We can help you with your visa application to China. With our award-winning customer service, our team on travel visa specialists can take the stress out of your application process!

For further information or to apply, contact us on: 01270 250 590

or visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk 

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no limit, and dreams are forever”

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Happy New Year 2016

New Year Around The World

Ever wondered how other countries around the world celebrate the New Year? Here are some of the most popular cities to celebrate NYE in:

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Taking a look back at 2015

2015 has been a brilliant year for us at The Travel Visa Company and we would like to say a massive thank you to all our hard working staff who have allowed us to be the award wining visa procurement agency that we are today! Here are some of our favourite highlights for 2015:

Award Winners!

Friday the 6th of November was the night that we won the award for Excellence in Customer Service. This was a major highlight for us at The Travel Visa Company. This was an award that represented the hard work, commitment, dedication and effort that the team had put in for the year. For this to be acknowledged by the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce was an incredible feeling and, for us, is a massive achievement! Customer service is our primary focus and what sets us apart from other visa procurement agencies.

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Charity Events

2015 saw us take part in many different charity events and raised a total of over £1,000 for a range of causes including: Comic Relief, World Cancer Day, Wear It. Beat It., Jeans For Genes Day and #WearItPink. Our biggest event was the Great Manchester Run with 6 staff members raising over £800 for ABTA Lifeline and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Scanner Appeal.

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Business Events

During February of 2015, Ray Ward, Phillip Ashwell, Lisa Tatlock, Dan Taylor and Jon Hill attended The Business Travel Show. This is Europe’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated to Corporate Travel. This was our first year at this event and it was by far a success – pushing our brand out to a larger audience and securing new business contracts.

btsWe were also in attendance at the World Travel Market which took place in the first week of November. Representing The Travel Visa Company we had Phillip Ashwell (Head of Sales) and Reece Hardstaff (Research and Development Executive).  The two gave a presentation to around 400 professionals about the increasing opportunity for travelling students.

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New Products

We announced a range of new products in 2015! We are now able to offer: Schengen visas, media visas, student visas, passport photos and resizing and a passport renewal service. As well as this we launched our new blog (right here) and regularly create new content for our readers, customers and partners. Be sure to check back each week for the latest posts.

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New Office

An exciting part of late 2015 was moving our Manchester offices. Expansion is brilliant in any business and it was great for us to be able to move closer to the city centre. The location of the new office is China Visa Bureau, Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD.

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New Car

We added a new car to our current fleet of business vehicles! Towards the beginning of 2015 our first ever smart car was brought in to the family. Currently we have 2 Toyota IQ’s Our fleet has now increased to 3 vehicles!

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Plans for 2016

The Travel Visa Company are very excited for what 2016 has in store for us! So far we already have plans to attend more business events, raise more money for charity and continue to grow our brand. We are also developing our new website which will be live in the coming months with an all-new mobile/tablet friendly design and plenty more new features to make it even easier for travellers to quickly find out their specific visa requirements and complete their application(s).

Happy New Year from The Travel Visa Company!

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