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Buy smart & beat airline baggage charges

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With budget airlines charging anything from £18 to £80 to put your luggage in hold on a return flight, here's how to buy the contents of your holiday suitcase for less than it costs the airline to carry it.  Read More…

At the airport? Beat the impulse-buy bug!

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Can you bag a bargain at duty-free or will impulse buys waste your cash? Maria McCarthy looks at why it's hard to fight the temptation to splurge at the airport.  Read More…

Going on holiday? Top 10 travel apps

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Going on holiday? If so, and you own a smartphone, downloading the right travel app can make your trip run that little bit more smoothly. We round up the top 10 travel apps.  Read More…

25% of Brits cut back on travel insurance

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A quarter of Brits heading abroad this summer won't have any travel insurance, according to new research. But whether you're heading abroad alone, with friends or with family, cutting back on travel cover is a false economy.  Read More…

Is finding the cheapest flight a false economy?

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Travellers should be wary of using different domestic and even European airports in search of cheaper fares, as often the savings made are nominal or non-existent.  Read More…

The travel insurance that could pay for your drinks

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Travel insurance that pays the bar bill? Yes it's true. Read your policy's small print and there's likely to be many circumstances you may be covered for that you didn’t realise.

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New ATOL rules offer greater holiday protection

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Holidaymakers are set to benefit from greater protection when putting together their own travel package under changes to the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Atol) scheme.  Read More…

Travel insurance for pre-existing conditions

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If you have asthma, high blood pressure or heart disease you’ll understand how hard it can be to find travel insurance. But you can now compare policies that cover pre-existing medical conditions with  Read More…

Caravan insurance: Does it cover use by family and friends?

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Holidaying in the UK is becoming the preferred choice for many looking for a cheap break. But if you have a caravan and are considering loaning it out to family and friends, make sure you don't fall foul of your insurance policy.  Read More…

How to avoid these travel disasters

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Going travelling is always exciting, but occasionally we leave ourselves open to mishaps and misfortune. So here are some cautionary tales from hapless holidaymakers, and lessons we can take from them.

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