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We're here to help you with travel issues such as flight delay compensation, offer top tips on things like how best to pack your hand luggage, and also to inspire you with articles about the hottest destinations around.

We've also got the latest travel advice for Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and more - so make sure you know the score before you book your holiday.


The best circular walks in the UK



Countryside rambles are as British as fish and chips, but not all trails were made equal. We reveal pretty paths across the country where you’ll get a generous helping of scenery, and can start and end at the pub.

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Destinations you can visit with a negative Covid-19 test



Holidays at home not quite cutting it for you? These travel favourites are allowing visitors once again – as long as you can provide a negative Covid-19 result.

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11 of the best short-haul winter sun destinations



Desperate for some sun but don’t have time for a long-haul flight? You don’t have to go all the way to the Caribbean or Asia to soak up the rays on holiday. Here are some ideas that are much closer to home and allow you to exchange the gloom of a northern European winter for a few days in the sun.

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How to book a New Year break on a budget



No matter how late you’ve left booking a break, here are a some handy tips to help you keep the costs down while still enjoying a big end-of-year knees up away from home.

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Great Britain’s top 10 staycation destinations



A summer abroad may not be a sure thing this year but there's plenty of action waiting at home. If you're ready to start planning life after lockdown, try one of these UK classics.

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All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma



Some holidaymakers religiously travel on a self-catering basis in order to keep their costs to a minimum, while others are all-inclusive converts – but which will actually work out cheaper for you? Here we place the board types head-to-head to help you decide…

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Booking now vs booking late: The great holiday dilemma



Booking a holiday always seems to involve the same dilemma: will I save by booking early or are there better deals available at the last-minute? Here, we place both arguments head-to-head to help find the best option for you.

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How does online check-in work?



If you have yet to embrace the world of electronic check-in, here is our guide to breezing through the process.

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How long before a flight should I get to the airport?



We checked out the UK’s 15 most popular airports’ recommended arrival times so you can have just enough time to sail through security and tuck into a quick snack without feeling the stress.

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7 car hire rip-offs and how to avoid them



Exploration and discovery are yours for the taking when you hire a car on holiday. But without a little planning, you can end up paying way over the odds. Protect yourself by getting to grips with the seven worst car hire rip-offs.

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How much duty free can you bring into the UK?



But what exactly are you allowed to bring back with you, and does it vary depending on where you are travelling from? Here we explain your duty-free allowances.

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Your essential guide to renewing your passport



After saving hard for a big holiday, the last thing you want is to have the whole thing ruined by an out-of-date passport. Here’s our advice for keeping a step ahead of passport formalities.

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How to avoid a visa rip-off



Discover which popular holiday destinations still require a visa for travel, find out correct process and costs for travellers with a full British passport and avoid a visa rip-off!

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What is car hire excess insurance – and do I need it?



We spoke to the experts at iCarhireinsurance to find out what car hire excess cover protects you from, whether you actually need it and how to get the best deal when taking out a policy.

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8 things you can't take in your hand luggage



Travelling with hand luggage only to slash your holiday spending? It’s important to be aware of what exactly you can and can’t take in your carry-on bag – so you don't have to leave anything behind.

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