Monthly Archives: July 2013

woman reading phone on plane
31 Jul

Travellers fly in the face of mobile rules

Tourists on overseas holidays break the rules before they even touch down in a foreign country… …by flouting mobile phone regulations   More than a fifth of air passengers ignore mobile phone rules on planes, according to a survey of 1,793 British adults by the website Most airlines require mobiles to be switched off

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31 Jul

ICE survey reveals cost saving secrets of holidaying Brits

Summer scrimpers cut the tips and take food from the breakfast buffet to save on holiday spending When it comes to stretching the holiday budget, UK holidaymakers have a few tricks up their sleeves.  A survey of 2000 holidaymakers by foreign exchange and prepaid currency card provider ICE plc found that the top of

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30 Jul

Brits can’t put their tablets down

Tablet computers are high on the list of priority items for many UK travellers when it comes to packing, with half of those who own such a device taking it abroad with them.   New research by OnePoll, however, also reveals that just 1 in 10 holidaymakers take out travel insurance that covers their gadgets

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travel money
26 Jul

How to make your travel money last longer

Holidaymakers abroad have been given a 50-point plan on how to make their travel money stretch further this summer.   The Telegraph’s Nick Trend is offering advice to people working to strict holiday budgets as Britain only just starts showing signs of emerging from the economic downturn. Be prepared to barter, the expert suggests. “Negotiation

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Holiday Savings
25 Jul

Brits dipping into savings for holidays

A third of Britons are taking hundreds of pounds out of their savings to pay for holidays and weekend breaks, according to new figures.   A study by Halifax found that some 35% of people in the UK raided their savings to pay for breaks, withdrawing an average of £1,824. Those who had managed to

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Sky high airline food costs
24 Jul

Warning over airline food costs

Airlines are taking advantage of a captive market by charging up to seven times more for food and drink than people’s local supermarkets, according to a new survey. Money-saving website TravelSupermarket carried out the research, published in the Sunday Mirror, comparing airline prices with those in a typical branch of Asda. Among the overpriced products

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Holiday Tips
23 Jul

9 Top Tips to Enjoy a Hassle-Free Holiday

  Britons who travel abroad this summer have been given a plan to enjoy a hassle-free holiday. The advice comes from a major travel association, ABTA, which expects 14 million UK people to holiday abroad between July and September. ABTA is the UK’s leading travel association, helping members and the travelling public to have confidence in

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Couple on computer
22 Jul

Brits Google their way to a holiday

Huge numbers of Brits are turning to online search engines when looking to book holidays, new figures have revealed. Google UK logged a total of 4.4m searches related to holidays in May, according to the latest quarterly online search data from digital marketing agency Greenlight. ‘Holidays’ was the most popular search term among computer users

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Packed for summer
19 Jul

Thrifty tourists looking to package holidays

Holidaymakers are increasingly turning to package holidays and deals in order to save money, new research shows. A study by shows that some 42% of UK adults looking to go away on a budget are looking at package holidays, with 65% of those opting for all-inclusive deals to keep costs down even further. The

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17 Jul

North outspending south on holidays

People from the north of England will spend nearly £200 more on their summer holidays than their compatriots from the south, new research by shows. The findings indicate the average cost per person will be £969 in the north, with almost one in three from that part of the world set to spend over

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