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The UK's Air Passenger Duty system is set to be overhauled

Overhaul for airport departure tax

The UK's airport departure tax system is to be revamped, benefiting Britons on long-haul flights, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

A list of the most stunning beaches in the world has been comiled by TripAdvisor

Best beaches in the world revealed

Baia do Sancho in Brazil has seen off competition from Puerto Rico, the Seychelles, Hawaii and Mexico to be crowned the best beach in the world.

Tui is inviting customers to take a 'virtual' Thomson or First Choice holiday

Firm offering 'virtual holidays'

Holidaymakers are being offered the chance to go on a 'virtual vacation' to help them decide whether the real thing would be the right holiday for them.

It could be you: one lucky person could win a £600,000 luxury round-the-world trip, including a stay on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island in the Caribbean

Review world's best hotels for free

Fancy visiting the world's best hotels? It's a tough job but someone has to do it.

Holidaymakers should take care when they're using waterslides

Holidaymaker breaks leg in 6 places

A British father-of-two is fighting for compensation after breaking his leg in a waterslide accident at a Turkish holiday resort.

Holiday scams are conning Brits out of £7m a year, police warn

£7m 'holiday scams' uncovered

Holidaymakers are falling victim to £7 million worth of travel scams each year, police chiefs have warned.

New rules for climbers at Mount Everest came into force this week

New Mount Everest rules introduced

New rules have been introduced for climbers on Mount Everest as the climbing season again gets under way.

Monte Carlo was the most expensive tourist city in the world for accommodation, at an average of 198 pounds

Increase in overseas hotel prices

Hotel prices increased in some of the most popular overseas tourist spots last year, a survey has shown.

Finland minds its manners: hotel staff in Finnish destinations such as Turku are the politest in the world, a new report suggests

Finland has politest hotel staff

Holidaymakers are less likely to encounter a Basil Fawlty-style hotel in Finland than anywhere else in Europe, a new study has suggested.