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How to find a great British hotel

The Chatsworth Hotel in Worthing

Volcanic ash clouds, strikes by airline staff and an economic situation that remains in the doldrums are some of the reasons millions of Britons are expected to shun overseas holidays again for the remainder of 2010.

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World Cup: South Africa travel tips

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have put together some excellent travel tips for the World Cup in South Africa.

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The best British holidays you’ve never taken

The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in County Antrim

The UK is rich in history, culture and beauty – and yet many of us seldom explore what we have in our own back garden. So here’s a selection of brilliant British destinations that may not otherwise spring readily to mind.

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Picking through the aftermath of the volcanic ash chaos

The volcanic ash cloud over Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

It is unlikely that the recent volcanic ash travel chaos would have escaped you, and you may well have even been one of the thousands of Britons stranded overseas because of the erupting Icelandic volcano which grounded flights in the UK and across the world.

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Can the travel insurance industry do better?

Grounded plane

Steve Williams, head of travel insurance at, offers up his thoughts on the volcanic ash chaos.

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How do you make your holiday money go further?

Euro banknotes

After an uncertain couple of years, British holidaymakers have looked on gloomily as the pound has bombed in value against other popular currencies.

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Travel chaos caused by volcanic ash: Your rights

The volcanic ash cloud over Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

All flights in the UK have been suspended after a volcano erupted in Iceland and spread ash across the UK, so if you’re scheduled to fly to or from a UK airport today (15 April) you will experience delays or cancellations.

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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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The BA Strikes: What you need to know

Grounded flight

The strikes were announced after a ballot of British Airways cabin crew found 92 per cent in favour of strike action; the first of which took place in December last year. The decision came as a result of staff unhappiness after severe cost cutting – with reductions in staffing levels introduced along with cuts in some benefits.

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