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13 October 2011 11:25
October is the month in which most families prefer to travel overseas
October is the preferred time for families to go on overseas holidays, a new study has found.
A total of 60% of potential holidaymakers have attributed their choice of October to the better value it offers, as opposed to travelling during the peak summer months.
At the same time, the weather is the motivating factor for 23% who prefer to travel in October, a tendency that explains the surge in the number of tourists heading off to destinations like Dubai and Abu Dhabi which are known for the high temperature and humidity levels during summer.
People travelling abroad during the most convenient times for them will also want to grab a competent
travel insurance deal before they embark on their trip.
Spain is still on top in terms of popularity with more searches than any other destination, followed by the US and Italy.
21 October 2016
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20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
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18 October 2016
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15 October 2016
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14 October 2016
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13 October 2016
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12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
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08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.