The Holiday Truths Blog


Without wanting to scaremonger, I think we’re all aware that while the internet’s arrival has been a blessing for humanity, it’s given a fraud a new lease of life. Dodgy websites, overseas gentlemen with large inheritances that need to go in your bank account immediately and too-good-to-be-true ‘investment opportunities’ all abound, not to mention some […]

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The Greek Economy and Tourism From being the home of democracy and much that is noble in western civilisation to becoming Europe’s economic basket case, Greece is continuing to suffer from an exceptionally torrid time. The country’s economic woes seem to worsen every day while overseas news coverage has focused on protests, disorder and the suffering […]

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Financial Protection – What You Need to Know
With a number of collapses in the travel industry over the last few years, it has never been more important to ensure your holiday is financially protected. Travellers often believe booking with a big company is protection enough but don’t be fooled, XL Leisure had more than 60,000 customers overseas when it failed in September 2008. Furthermore, XL Leisure’s total refund bill for the 80,000 people yet to travel was £65 million – an average of £812.50 per person – which was paid thanks to its ATOL bond.

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