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Thomas Cook warning sparks holiday fears

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Holidaymakers are being reminded of the importance of travel insurance following news this week of financial difficulties at tour operator Thomas Cook.

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Top five festive travel tips

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Whether you're hitting the shops or battling miserable weather to see friends and family, make sure you're on the right track this winter by reading our top tips for festive train travel.

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Cheap skiing hotspots for winter 2011

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The cost of skiing in Switzerland has soared as the pound has struggled against the Swiss Franc. So where can you now get the most for your money this winter?

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The common myths of ski cover

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Skiers and snowboarders will be heading to the slopes this winter but there are a few widely-held misconceptions when it comes to winter sports travel insurance. Make sure you have the right cover before you go.

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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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How to get cover as an older traveller

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Older travellers, and particularly those over 65, can find it difficult to get travel insurance at an affordable level, as many policies carry an upper age limit. Here's how to find affordable cover.

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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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Say goodbye to summer with last-minute sun

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Summer may be slipping away but it’s not too late to grab some winter sun, if you’re prepared to head overseas. Luckily, we have a host of great offers on last minute beach breaks to help ease you into winter.

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Tipping etiquette around the world

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British travellers may be renowned as the world’s worst tippers, especially when it comes to foreign travel.

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