Monthly Archives: January 2014

school holidays
31 Jan

School holiday price hike debate wanted

School holiday price hike debate wanted Tens of thousands of parents fed up with having to pay more to head abroad during the school holidays but fearful of incurring a fine for taking their children away in term time have called on MPs to debate the issue. More than 136,000 people have signed Donna Thresher’s

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31 Jan

Euros to go for 6 Nations from St Pancras

Euros to go for 6 Nations from St Pancras Rugby fans heading to France and Italy for the Rugby 6 Nations championship this February and March can now use their debit card to withdraw Euros from Raphaels Bank currency ATMs at St Pancras International station. The cash is provided by ICE – International Currency

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gap year travels
30 Jan

Meeting people ‘biggest gap year worry’

Meeting people ‘biggest gap year worry’ Most people dread having their holiday wrecked by falling ill and many are concerned about crime or getting lost in a foreign country. But, according to new research, the biggest worry among young Brits planning to head overseas for their gap year is meeting people. Almost a third (31%)

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cheap flights best time
29 Jan

Best time to book cheap flights revealed

Best time to book cheap flights revealed People planning their holidays are often left wrestling with the dilemma of when to book their break in order to get the best cheap flights. Some choose to risk waiting for a last-minute deal while others opt to go for an early booking. But now new research has

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24 Jan

ICE named Travel Money Provider of the Year

Consumer Moneyfacts Awards name ICE Travel Money Provider of the Year ICE – International Currency Exchange has won The Consumer Moneyfacts Travel Money Provider of the Year 2014 Award. ICE was also runner up in the Prepaid Currency Card Provider of the Year category, with the ICE Travellers Cashcard. The awards showcase the very best

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22 Jan

STA Travel mobile site enjoys successful start

Mobile booking success for STA Travel STA Travel has enjoyed a successful launch of its mobile booking site. Since going live a few days ago, the travel company claims well over 100 customers have used the new portal to secure their holidays. The mobile site, which has been launched across divisions in the UK, US,

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world cup flights
21 Jan

World Cup – airline caps flight costs

Second airline caps costs for World Cup flights A second Brazilian airline has vowed to cap prices during this year’s World Cup amid concerns about sky-rocketing flight costs. There had been worries that football fans would have to pay well over the odds for air travel and hotels during the tournament. Some reports claimed that

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20 Jan

Holiday cash ‘comes from savings’

Most Britons are using their savings to pay for their holidays, according to new research. More than half (51%) said they had paid for a holiday in full with savings, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) survey revealed. This corroborates research from ICE, carried out in late 2013 – On top of that another 14%

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20 Jan

53% spend over a month’s salary on main holiday

53% spend over a month’s salary on main holiday ICE urges travellers to lock in the USD rate As reports* from the travel sector suggest that holiday bookings are up on the same period last year, a new survey from the travel money provider ICE (International Currency Exchange – has found that we’re

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Prague cheap hotels
17 Jan

Prague cheapest destination for hotel rooms

Prague cheapest for hotel rooms Hotel rooms in Prague have emerged as some of the cheapest in Europe according to a survey by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS). Room rates in the Czech capital averaged at £70.28 (£58.55) a night in 2013 – a 4.3% increase from 2012. Prague finished just ahead of other Eastern

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