Monthly Archives: October 2015

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28 Oct

EU roaming charges set to end

Holidaymakers will soon no longer have to worry about racking up huge phone bills abroad, after roaming charges were scrapped in Europe. Members of the European Parliament have formally approved plans to abolish mobile roaming charges within the EU. The surcharges will be significantly reduced in time for next year’s summer season and will end

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20 Oct

London flyers use far more public transport

Holidaymakers who travel abroad from London’s five airports use public transport to get there far more than those flying from others, latest figures show. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) passenger survey for last year found that 41% of flyers making their way to Gatwick or Heathrow take public transport. And this proportion climbs to exactly

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15 Oct

Costa Rica ‘an attractive holiday option’

Costa Rica could soon become a favourite holiday destination for Brits, it has been suggested. According to Anne Gorringe writing in the Daily Express, the rugged Central American country, which sits between Panama and Nicaragua, is something of an unknown among travellers. But it boasts dense rainforest and tropical beaches, straddled either side by the

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08 Oct

Solo foreign holidays ‘on the rise’

Solo foreign holidays are being taken by record numbers of people, according to new research. Mercury Holidays finds that the amount of tourists heading abroad on their own is up by nearly a fifth (18%) compared with the 2014 data. And the travel specialist claims that most of these people will be in a long-term

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05 Oct

Holidays third in parents’ child cost list

Holidays are the third biggest expense for parents bringing up children in their early years, according to new research. Halifax reports that Britons spend an average of £748 a year on domestic and/or foreign holidays for children up to 11 years old. The bank says this works out at £62.38 a month and represents a

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