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British Holidaymakers

Spick and span - before a tan

TIDY tourists are clearly keen to be seen to be clean when away on holiday, according to a survey.

Pester power is costing parents £80 on the beach

Holidaying parents spend an average of almost £80 per child on extras for the beach, according to a survey.

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Summer holidays cheaper, if you do holiday homework

A FAMILY of four could save as much as £1,500 on its summer holiday by shopping around for flights, car hire and currency, according to new research.

Britons going on fewer trips abroad

Holidaymakers are taking fewer trips abroad. UK residents made 3.28 million visits overseas last November, compared with 3.54m in November 2009, the Office for National Statistics said.

Hotels that float and fly - welcome to the future of tourism

Huge airships containing apartments and aqua-village floating holiday resorts are among tourist developments that could feature by 2030, according to a report to be published today.

Sudden rush for foreign holidays

The freezing weather has led to a surge of bookings for overseas holidays, according to travel companies.

'Staycation' falling out of favour

Fewer Britons are planning a "staycation" next year, according to a survey. A total of 67 per cent of Britons are preparing for at least one holiday in the UK in 2011 compared with 73 per cent this year, said TripAdvisor.

Solo travel on the rise - even for couples

The number of Britons holidaying alone has doubled in the last two years, a survey today showed.

Holidays spark wish to find a new job

A THIRD of British workers return from holiday vowing to look for a new job, according to a study.

Travellers leave booking to last minute

About 5 per cent of holidaymakers booked their summer break just two weeks before departing, a survey showed today.

Third of Britons return to resorts

More than one in three holidaymakers opt for the same resort each year when travelling abroad.

Holiday spending is more than planned

Nearly all holidaymakers go well over their planned spending levels while away, according to a new survey.

Pressure mounts on KLM to pay up

PRESSURE was mounting on Dutch airline KLM yesterday to compensate fully British travellers stranded earlier this year during the volcanic ash cloud crisis.

Britons out of pocket after travel firm folds

Holidaymakers were yesterday having to pay for their overseas accommodation for a second time following the collapse of tour operator Sun4U.

Holiday-makers face chaos after firm collapses

TRAVEL company Sun4u has collapsed leaving around 1,200 people abroad facing holiday chaos.

Cheap scales could cost you pounds

TRADING Standards chiefs have warned holidaymakers to be wary of using cheap luggage scales to avoid excess baggage charges after an investigation found many models were highly inaccurate.

Tour operator's collapse strands Scots travellers

DISAPPOINTED holidaymakers were left stranded at Glasgow Airport after their tour operator collapsed.

Holidaymakers stuck at Glasgow Airport after tour operator Goldtrail collapses

DISAPPOINTED holidaymakers were left stranded at Glasgow Airport after their tour operator collapsed.

UK snaps up £2bn a year thanks to sporty visitors

THE biggest winner at premier sporting events such as The Open is the British economy, according to a new report that shows tourists who come to play or spectate spend £2 billion a year in the UK.

Britons ready to haggle over holidays

BRITONS are keen to haggle while on holiday but are less inclined than other Europeans to brag about bagging a bargain.

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