Have a fantastic holiday

From preparing to visit somewhere new to getting your passport application through first time, the Post Office is here to help. 

We really do know a thing or two about travel preparations. Here are some of our best tips so that you can get everything sorted now, relax and get that holiday feeling.

Before you go

Get your passport photo right

Incorrect images are the most common cause of application rejections

How to keep your kids safe abroad

Safety tips on looking after your little ones

International Certificate of Vaccination

Which travel jabs do you need?

Stay safe abroad by making sure you have the right vaccinations before you leave

How to pack a suitcase

Read our quick and simple guide to perfect packing

Don’t forget your toothbrush

Be sure you’ve packed what you really need with our pre-travel checklist

Flying with kids

15 ways to a fun, stress-free flight

When you're away

Merci, Danke, Arigatô

Wherever you’re going, a little politeness goes a long way. Here’s how to say 'thank you' in 20 different languages.

Don’t get lost!

Avoid travel anxiety and arguments when you're away

Nine handy travel apps

Free to download and super smart. Don’t leave home without your travel apps

Don’t be taken for a ride

How to avoid being scammed on holiday

Some tips on tips

How much should you tip abroad? It depends which country you are visiting

Saving money on holiday

Nifty ideas to keep the costs down while you’re away

How much will your holiday cost?

Holiday Cost Barometer

How expensive will your holiday really be? Compare costs at the most popular global resorts.

Ski Resort Report 2015

Prices in many winter sports destinations have fallen, offering great value to skiers and snowboarders in 2016.

Krakow market square, Poland

City Costs Barometer 2016

Find the best value destination for a European city break in 2016 – compare costs in 35 popular locations

Travel Money Card Plus

Take control of your spending abroad with our multi award-winning Travel Money Card Plus prepaid MasterCard. It's easy to use and takes the worry out of your holiday spending.

Take a look at our video to discover more:

Currency advice and tips for popular destinations

Cathedral next to river in Europe

Explore Europe

The ideal holiday destination for city breakers, sun seekers and adventurers alike.

Manhattan skyline from Hudson river

Travel the US

The US offers plenty of ways to enjoy a Hollywood experience on an indie budget.

Birds flying over building in Turkey

Discover exotic Turkey

Better value than much of Mediterranean Europe and with just as much sunshine.

View of city skyline in UAE

Visit the vibrant UAE

Learn more about the Middle East’s most glamorous country.

Sydney Opera House and Syndey Harbour bridge

Adventure in Australia

Something for every traveller – from world-class beaches to vibrant cities.

Row of boats in lagoon in Thailand

Discover Thailand

Despite its popularity, Thailand remains a comparatively inexpensive country to visit.