What have your years of experience in the world of travel taught you?
Smith: If a special offer online seems too good to be true, it’s most likely for a reason. The properties offer specials and discounts to try and encourage people to stay there but there's a reason why they're not. Investigate this and ask yourself why something is being discounted.
Dube: It’s always important to explore any city through the eyes of a local. Connecting with local people in the area gives you the ability to uncover hidden gems or treasures within those spaces.
Naiker: Don’t cram five countries into two weeks, take your time and explore, try to see and do as much as possible.
Lawless: Travel insurance is important. Bad things happen from time to time and if you end up in hospital without it, there goes all your savings. But remember that it’s super important to read the terms and conditions. For example, if you don't notify some companies within 24hrs of an accident, they may not pay out and most will have a clause that you must contact them before any major surgery or they don't pay.
Van der Merwe: When boarding your flight, try to board last and dress neatly or slightly formally. These are two ways of being considered for an upgrade on a full flight.