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spendholprep
23 Apr

Brits spend big on holiday preparation

Brits spend big on holiday preparation Britons certainly put in the leg work when it comes to holiday preparation. New research by Hotels.com reveals the average holidaymaker will spend one week and £107 getting ready for their trip. Holiday planning typically takes up half an hour each day, according to the survey of 2,000 adults,

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britsloveadventure
22 Apr

Brits love adventure and travel

Brits ‘love adventure and travel’ Britons have developed a passion for exploring on the back of TV series like the BBC’s Planet Earth and David Attenborough’s work, new research suggests. As opposed to playing it safe, Britons have started to embrace their love for adventure and travel. More than half of Brits (58%) in a

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kidsfirst
17 Apr

Parents put kids first on holiday

Parents put kids first on holiday Most parents are willing to sacrifice their happiness by putting their kids first  on holiday just so their children can have a good time. Research by travel website HomeAway reveals that three-quarters of mums and dads believe trips away are an important time for young people, especially given the

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Brits 'love repeat holidays'
17 Apr

80% of Brits ‘love repeat holidays’

80% of Brits ‘love repeat holidays’ More than 4 in 5 Britons have returned to the same holiday destination at least twice, a new survey has found. The research for Monarch Airlines showed that Spain, France and the Canary Islands are the top destinations for repeat holidays. Holidaymakers return to their favourite destinations an average

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foodpriority
15 Apr

Food tops perks list for travellers

Food tops perks list for travellers   A free breakfast and access to a restaurant have been voted ahead of free wifi  on a hotel perks list for travellers, according to a new survey. Holidaymakers said complimentary breakfast was the most important hotel amenity, followed by access to a restaurants, according to research by Hotels.com.

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lackoftrust
15 Apr

Lack of trust over holiday bookings

  Lack of trust over holiday bookings Call it a lack of trust or a need to be in control, a survey showed a large number of Britons would not let their partner book a holiday just in case they messed it up. In a survey of 1,855 people, online travel agency www.sunshine.co.uk found that

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istanbul
15 Apr

Istanbul is world’s top destination

Istanbul is world’s top destination Istanbul is now the world’s top destination-  knocking the chic Paris off the number one spot. Despite announcing record tourist figures for 2013, the French capital lost out to Turkey, dropping to seventh in this year’s Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards, voted for by millions of holidaymakers. A newcomer to the

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breakingbadmex
04 Apr

Tourists flock to Breaking Bad Mexico

Tourists flock to Breaking Bad Mexico   Can any foreign holiday destination ever have enjoyed a more unlikely successful unofficial publicity campaign?  Breaking Bad has created a good break for the New Mexico tourist industry.   Holidaymakers are flocking there in their multitudes, hoping to glimpse backdrops from the smash-hit US crime drama.   A

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cruiseport
04 Apr

Cruise port embarkations hit record 1m

Cruise port embarkations hit record 1m   Overseas holidays aboard cruise ships are enjoying record popularity levels among Britons who are spending their travel money on cruise port stop-offs, a new report suggests.   The number of port embarkations in the UK cruise industry passed 1 million for the first time last year, according to

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flightextras
03 Apr

Flight travel ‘extras’ that really rankle

Flight travel ‘extras’ that really rankle   Foreign travel to overseas holidays used to mean that plane tickets were all-inclusive. Services, including checked baggage, hand luggage, seat selection and inflight meals, came free as standard and flight travel ‘extras’ were unheard of.   These are increasingly being charged for nowadays. Ryanair notoriously even considered charging

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