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Tips for a stress-free Gap Year


Whether you’re deferring entry to university, or taking a lengthy break from work, preparation for your travels is key – so we’ve come up with some money-saving pointers.

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Things not to forget before taking a family holiday

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Away on a family jaunt? We’ve compiled a list of things not to forget, relating to home security, energy consumption and travel insurance.

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Don't let the Six Nations leave you with a sick feeling

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There's a cracking feast of Rugby Union coming up over the next two months as the 2010 Six Nation Championship starts up on Saturday 6 February.

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Insurance covers holiday disputes

  •  02 Feb, 2010
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Disgruntled holidaymakers will be able to use a new type of travel insurance to fight firms who breach their contract.

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Travel: Know before you go!

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If you’re off on holiday or travelling abroad, then here are some really sensible tips worth bearing in mind, and some useful links too.

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Tourists 'unaware of travel jabs'


British holidaymakers could risk invalidating their health insurance policy, with many found to be in the dark about the vaccines needed for foreign travel, a study has warned.

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Christmas shopping abroad? Don’t let a bargain become a crisis

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Shoppers excited by their overseas shopping trip and concentrating on making savings can forget to ensure they have the right insurance to cover the cost of gifts they're bringing home.

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Don’t get caught out by airline charging tactics

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The way we pay for travelling by air seems to have changed so much in recent years. Once upon a time a package holiday would include in-flight meals and refreshments, although they could be limited in supply depending on which airline you used.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: The flight itself!

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If you’re new to airline travel, you may find it a little daunting. However, your handy travel companion is here to put your mind at ease.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: Booking your ticket

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A handy guide to booking your flights if you’re new to airline travel. This covers where to shop, how to pay, flights for young children, and sorting out the all-important travel insurance.

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