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Top Tips For Booking Your Next Holiday

Bargain-hunters and sun-seekers alike take to the web to find their perfect getaway amidst the sales and discounts on offer from hotels, airlines and holiday companies alike. Here, we pull together some top tips to ensure you're fully protected financially when you book:

1. Check for ATOL protection

Look for the logo on your travel company’s website, brochure or shop front. If an ATOL-protected travel company ceases trading, the scheme protects customers who have booked holidays with the firm. It ensures that you don't get stranded abroad or lose your money.

2. Pay on credit card

If you are not booking a package holiday, always pay for your trip with a credit card. By doing this you will be protected for up to £30,000 under section 75 of the UK Consumer Credit Act.

3. Get a foreign currency pre-payment card

Use a foreign currency pre-payment card to avoid high transactions and bank fees. Make sure you also check the airport and resort fees, such as baggage allowance and hotel transfers, to avoid any surprises.

4. Check financial protection if booking with foreign-based travel companies

There are some foreign-based travel companies which offer holidays to UK tourists, but these will often not be ATOL protected. Do your research and check what financial protection they provide.

5. Get travel insurance as soon as you book

You should consider taking out a policy as soon as you’ve booked your trip to ensure you’re covered should anything go wrong before you take off. Book via Give as you Live Online and you can raise bumper donations for the charity of your choice too. For example, book your travel insurance with MoneySuperMarket Travel and raise a whopping 11.25%!

What is Give as you Live Online?

Give as you Live Online is a FREE online fundraising platform that has raised over £26 million for UK charities just through online shopping. There are over 6,000 stores listed and over 200,000 charities available to support. Sign up, click through Give as you Live Online and raise free donations whenever you shop!

Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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