PLUG INTO A SEA CURE
Feeling unwell on a TransAtlantic cruise, the cruise director told me to go to the guest relations desk and ask for ear plugs. He said that if you are right-handed to put an ear plug in your left ear and if you are left-handed to put one in your right ear. I did this and immediately felt better.
My husband and I told many people who were also unwell about this and not one person said it didn’t work. We were getting the thumbs up from people throughout the entire cruise.
We also had a few laughs about the bright fluoro fashion statement of the one-ear-plug look. DIANE REILLY
For a great motel deal, ask for a seniors’ discount. I’ve never been knocked back and it takes another 10-15 per cent off the price. You only need to be 55 years or older and whether you are working or not is irrelevant, as is your nationality. Rarely have I been asked for proof of age and an Australian driver’s licence or passport will do if you are asked. JUDI ROBERTS
A recent correspondent (March 11) helpfully informed readers that travellers are no longer covered by the Travel Compensation Fund in the event of the financial failure of a travel agent or carrier. But it isn’t correct to say this has left no alternative. After deregulation of the sector, some travel agents have been able to arrange insurance cover that provides protection for clients should a travel supplier or they themselves become insolvent. This now provides an important point of difference in travel offerings. Also, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents has set up ATAS, a national accreditation