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Travel agencies slammed for 'expensive extras' racket

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A number of leading travel agents have been attacked for automatically including expensive extras such as travel insurance or larger baggage allowances on customers’ bookings. A new investigation reveals the culprits.

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Why I’m taking a grown-up gap year

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Married fifty-something Patricia Fletcher is heading to Kenya for three months. She explains why and offers budgeting tips for those planning their own mid-life gap year.

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Travel currency rip-offs under investigation

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The consumer affairs regulator is to investigate whether holidaymakers are being ripped off by banks and foreign exchange firms when they spend money abroad. We lift the lid on what's happening.

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Best British bus journeys

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Forget about the hassles of driving or parking and enjoy a relaxing journey by bus this summer. Here is a selection of Britain’s finest bus routes.

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10 charges to avoid at the airport

  •  27 Jul, 2011  
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Extra costs when you fly can put a dent in your holiday budget. We explain how to avoid them.  Read More…

5 beaches to visit without a trip to the coast

  •  14 Jul, 2011  
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There are plenty of places in the UK to enjoy the beach without travelling to the coast. Here are our top 5.  Read More…

5 things to avoid getting wrong this summer

  •  11 Jul, 2011  
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Have you checked your flight tickets for spelling mistakes? Or got the kids’ car seats ready?   Read More…

Get a good deal on airport parking

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Airport parking charges can bump up the price of your trip. But planning ahead will help keep costs down.

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10 things to do before you go on holiday

  •  01 Jul, 2011  
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Get prepared before your trip.  Read More…

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Staycations might seem like hassle-free holidays but forgetting to cover yourself and your valuables could land you with hefty bills.  Read More…

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