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Many travellers reckon Sydney is the capital of Oz, a poll found

Britons not up to speed on capitals

Not knowing Canberra is the capital of Australia and thinking it's Sydney could be excused but many Britons get confused with the capital of Scotland, according to research.

Millions are set to escape the bad weather for sunnier climes this Easter

Brits flee snow for Easter getaway

Adverse weather is moving across the UK as around 1.5 million people are getting set to head overseas for an Easter break.

The Olympic Stadium

Millions planning Olympic getaway

The desire to be out of the country while the Olympics is on has influenced about a third of Britons in their choice of vacation dates this summer.

The baggage belts in Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport.

Passengers hit by £168m in charges

British air passengers were charged a total of £186 million for excess baggage last year.

The launch of the new Cardiff-Barcelona service was delayed due to the genral strike in Spain

Strike thwarts new service launch

Passengers travelling on Vueling's new service between Cardiff and Barcelona have had to make alternative arrangements after the first flights were postponed due to the general strike in Spain.

Destinations such as St Lucia have seen soaring popularity among British holidaymakers

West is best for British tourists

Holiday destinations on the other side of the Atlantic are proving increasingly popular with UK tourists, according to new research.

Hundreds of Lufthansa flights were cancelled following a strike by ground staff

Strike in Germany disrupts flights

Passengers planning to travel from German airports have been reminded of the importance of travel insurance after a strike by ground staff led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

Baggage handlers at Stansted Airport could go on strike following a row over pay

Baggage handlers strike threat

Holidaymakers and business travellers planning to use Stansted Airport over Easter might consider taking out comprehensive travel insurance as their flights could be disrupted or delayed by a potential baggage handlers' strike.

Holidays are a time of fun and relaxation - but what should you do if an emergency crops up?

What to do in a holiday emergency

Holidays should be a time of fun and relaxation - but as we're all too aware, things can go wrong.

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Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WS

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