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Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them

Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.

29 April 2022

Got a credit note from a Covid-19 cancelled package holiday? Use it by 30 September or you lose valuable extra protection

Package holidaymakers with unused credit notes for Covid-19 cancelled trips should ensure they either redeem them or cash them in before 30 September 2022. Failure to do so means you may not get your money back if the holiday firm that issued them goes bust after this deadline.

26 April 2022

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms on the brink of collapse - here's all you need to know and how it affects you

Teletext Holidays has stopped taking new bookings, while sister company Alpharooms says existing trips will not be fulfilled. The move comes after both firms' membership to the Travel Trust Association (TTA) - a trade body that ensures travel companies abide by industry regulations - ended on 29 October.

19 April 2022

Portugal axed from travel 'green list' after traffic light scheme review – your rights

Portugal is to be taken off England and Northern Ireland's 'green list' of quarantine-free travel destinations next Tuesday

8 June 2021

Covid uncertainty means holiday bookings are a risk - 19 need-to-knows to cut costs and protect your pocket in the UK and abroad

The rules on holidaying have changed radically. Until this week, in England, only stays away in self-contained accommodation were allowed, but as of 17 May hotel stays and sleepovers at friends' are back.

25 May 2021

Martin Lewis says the Government has misexplained its own travel rules - the traffic light system DOESN'T dictate whether or not you can go

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has criticised the Government for failing to properly explain its own Covid travel rules, amid mounting confusion over where Brits can holiday overseas.

19 May 2021

England's 'green list' of quarantine-free holiday destinations unveiled - including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel

Holidays abroad could get the go-ahead from 17 May as an announcement from Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for the Department for Transport is expected today. It's thought a 'green list' of countries that Brits will be able to travel to without needing to quarantine on return will also be revealed.

7 May 2021

Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer

Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.

12 April 2021

Loveholidays to refund £18m to 44,000 holidaymakers for coronavirus cancellations

Around 44,000 Loveholidays customers whose trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis are in line for refunds worth a combined £18 million after intervention from the competition watchdog

15 December 2020

Lastminute.com to refund £7m to thousands of holidaymakers for coronavirus-cancelled trips

Over 9,000 Lastminute.com holidaymakers will finally receive refunds for package trips that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, after intervention from the competition watchdog

1 December 2020