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For many young people a gap year can be their first trip away from home without family

New guide offers gap year advice

A new travel guide is aiming to make sure gap year travellers avoid running into preventable problems abroad. The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has produced Plan.Pack.Explore, which offers practical advice to prospective backpackers and their worried parents.

Firefighters tackle the fires (AP)

Brits accounted for amid wildfires

All British holidaymakers and expats affected by wildfires in southern Spain have been accounted for, according to sources. Around 300 British nationals were among thousands of people forced to flee their homes over the weekend as fire crews battled to contain blazes in the Costa Del Sol region.

Hurricane Isaac wreaks havoc in Louisiana (AP)

Hurricane Isaac misses New Orleans

Seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans residents and tourists breathed a massive sigh of relief as Hurricane Isaac missed the city.

Spain has proved popular with British tourists this summer

Spain still top holiday destination

A budget holiday retailer has revealed sunny Spain is the UK's holiday destination of choice this year despite all the action in London over the summer.

BA is launching an in-flight video to help ease the worries of nervous flyers

BA announces nervous flyers film

From 1 September British Airways will be helping to alleviate the fears of nervous flyers with the launch of an instructional video on its in-flight entertainment system.

Many Britons will be spending the bank holiday on the beach, according to Abta

Bank holiday escape for British

Spain, Turkey and Greece are three of the favourite destinations for the estimated 1.8 million Britons who will be escaping the British weather this bank holiday weekend, it has been revealed.

Benidorm is appealing to a new crowd, according to research

Benidorm undergoes transformation

Benidorm is being transformed into a trendy and desirable holiday hotspot, according to research.

A third of respondents said they either never apply sunscreen, or rarely do so

People 'ignoring sun protection'

More than a quarter of people (29%) have admitted to not using any form of sun protection this summer, according to a new survey by research company Opinion Matters.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who won £148 million on the Euromillions, flew off on holiday on an easyJet flight

Budget holiday for lottery couple

Euromillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford opted to jet off on their first ever foreign holiday on budget airline easyJet - despite having enough money to own their own private jet.

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