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How the same travel cover can cost £60 more

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Thousands of holidaymakers every year are persuaded to buy insurance by travel agents, holiday firms and airlines. But many end up paying over the odds. We take a closer look.

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Blog: Top five music festivals for 2013

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Ibiza Rocks, Hideout, Isle of MTV, Sandance, Bestival: the summer festival season is about to get underway. We round up five of the best and what to expect.

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Don’t cut corners on cover for your summer break

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With the summer holidays just around the corner, one job you can’t afford to ignore is organising your travel insurance, writes journalist Esther Shaw.

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Blog: Are motorway pubs a good idea?

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Drinking and driving is a lethal cocktail. So why on earth are we about to see the introduction of motorway pubs, asks Sue Hayward.  

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Blog: Where have our travel manners gone?

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What is it about flying that reduces some of us to pushing, shoving and practically fighting our fellow passengers in an attempt to get our luggage stowed and be sat in our seats first, asks Sue Hayward.  

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Avoid these costly travel insurance traps

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Are you confident your travel insurance will pay out if the worst happens? Even the most savvy of us can fail to check all the small print, as Confused.com’s head of travel Mhairi Edwards can testify.

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Stag and hen last hurrah

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Stag and hen parties are a staple of wedding festivities, with many couples inviting their friends of the same sex to let loose for a night or weekend before the impending nuptials.

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Top deals for credit card first-timers

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It can be tough for credit card virgins to get a top deal on their plastic. However, three great credit building cards from Barclaycard look set to buck the trend.

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Why Tuesday is best day to book holiday

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Spend the weekend researching your next trip but when it comes to booking hold off until Tuesday morning to save money. We explain why.

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Spain & Portugal cheapest for holiday spending

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British holidaymakers will find their spending money goes furthest in Spain and Portugal this year, according to a new Post Office survey.

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