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Brits hate being ripped off on holiday

Three quarters of British people have taken steps to avoid being "ripped off" on holiday.

A study by Post Office Travel Money has found that 77 per cent of families are planning to take cost-cutting measures on their next holiday, such as going sightseeing on foot or buying things in bulk.

Some of these cost-cutting ideas include using buses and taxis or making packed lunches ahead of day excursions. Some holidaymakers also take fruit and pastries from the breakfast buffet to eat during the day to save money and buy large bottles of water or soft drinks in shops to avoid expensive drink costs in restaurants and out and about. Using local restaurants rather than ones popular with tourists and eating from fixed price menus are another way to save money.

And when it comes to gripes over money-related issues, holidaymakers hate the charges and fees for paying on credit or debit cards and exchange rates at airports. They also begruded the cost of entry to famous attractions or organised excursions.

Andrew Brown, Post Office head of travel money, said: "Our research suggests most holidaymakers have learned from experience and are now taking more active steps to avoid busting their budgets by hundreds of pounds on trips abroad. The money saving measures that many of them are adopting will help to slash the high levels of overspending on food, drink, transport and sightseeing."

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