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Here are some highlights of our recent coverage, including print, online and broadcast coverage.

 AOL- 24 June 2016: Going on a holiday soon? Here's how Brexit will affect your summer vacation

Many UK holidaymakers travelling abroad will pay more for foreign currency as the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985 following the EU referendum. Sterling was down against every single major currency group.

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MailOnline- 1 May 2016: The tourist haven that might tempt you to emigrate: Sydney's glittering metropolis, beautiful beaches and laid back suburbs never fail to enthral

City life doesn't get much more vibrant than in Sydney. Wandering from one chic, cosmopolitan suburb to another, or emerging from the clear waters of one of the many beaches, you very quickly understand why Australia’s biggest city retains its top ten position as one of the ‘best in the world’.

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The Daily Mirror- 21 April 2016: Fear of foreign terror attacks sparks boom in British holiday trade

Traditional British bucket-and-spade breaks are making a comeback as families worried about terrorist attacks abroad, prefer to holiday at home. This May Bank Holiday alone, bookings for St Ives, Cornwall have rocketed 550% and demand for rooms in Skegness and Bridlington has soared by 250%.

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Financial Times- 6 April 2016: Work survival in the era of automation

Roy Harold Scherer Jr worked as a truck driver on the long haul to the top of his chosen profession. He later found film stardom under the name of Rock Hudson. Michael Dell, founder of US company Dell Computers, washed plates and was a waiter in Chinese and Mexican restaurants before he landed on a career in technology. 

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Yahoo!- 13 March 2016: Coming to a hotel near you: the robot humanoid receptionist

In a hotel not in a galaxy far, far away, a robot bids you welcome as you pull into the driveway. Another hands out the keycard to your room, and a third gives you the password to the wifi network. Robots are making an entry into the hospitality industry that has until now always prided itself on delivering a warm and personable touch.

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Reuters- 11 March 2016: Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passer by's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence. That's because Chihira Kanae, despite her lifelike features and long brown hair, is a robot, the third version of a robot in human form developed by Toshiba and can only answer pre-programmed questions.

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 Stylist- 24 February 2016: Know your British literature? Take this addictive book location quiz to find out

Where in the UK was Dylan Thomas inspired to write Under Milk Wood? In which area of Britain was Bram Stoker's Dracula set? There's a new geography-based quiz that's set to challenge your literary knowledge. And be warned, it's addictive. Powered by Travelzoo, the quiz comes as the travel experts seek to celebrate Literary Britain.

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The Express- 2 February 2016: Bookings to Spain and Portugal see HUGE spike as Brits search for 'safe holidays' 

It's been revealed British holidaymakers are booking up 'safe' holiday destinations rather than previously popular cheap resorts. The likes of Tunisia and Egypt are off the books after a tumultuous year, and Spanish holidays are rising in popularity. In fact, Spain and Portugal are both on the rise with sun, sea and sangria on the card for hard-working Britons this summer.

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The Telegraph- 28 January 2016: Book your summer holiday now – or you may regret it later

We are just coming to the end of the busiest month of the year for holiday bookings, and it seems to have been an unusual one, with a move away from destinations in the eastern Mediterranean and towards Spain, Italy, France and Croatia – and also to the United States and Canada. Why should you care where other people have booked their holidays? Simply because it may affect the cost – and even the availability – of your own.

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The Guardian- 27 January 2016: Terrorism fears see UK tourists opting for 'safer' holiday destinations

Holidaymakers from the UK are opting for “safer” destinations this year, as the tourism industry continues to feel the effect of recent terror attacks in north Africa and mainland Europe. Travel deals site Travelzoo says companies it works with are expecting holidays to Spain and Greece to sell out within weeks, as airlines re-route their flights from Tunisia and Egypt.

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Mail Online- 19 January 2016: Holidaymakers to the US get less for their money as the pound crashes against the dollar and could drop lower still...

The pound has crashed against the US dollar in recent months meaning holidaymakers heading across the Atlantic will get far less bang for their buck than they would have just a year ago. It comes after the US has emerged as the travel destination Britons most want to visit this year according to a recent report from holiday deals firm Travelzoo. 

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Female First- 22 December 2015: Top 10 worst Christmas gifts ever received from partners

What's the worst thing you've ever found under the tree? Travelzoo asked 2,000 couples about the worst gift they ever received from their partner and these were the horrifying results…

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Travel Weekly- 2 December 2015: Travelzoo reveals its ‘Wow Deal Destinations’ for 2016

The Seychelles has been named as one of Travelzoo’s five 'Wow Deal Destinations' for 2016, along with Canada, Israel, South Africa and Peru. Travelzoo identifies these destinations by reviewing new flight routes, currency fluctuations and the latest information from travel companies it works with.

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The Guardian- 24 November 2015: Can Middle East tourism ever recover?

It was a wild night in the Yemeni port of Aden. At the first nightclub, we met a group of musicians who had finished their set and were drinking local beer – made in Arabia’s only brewery. They said we should all go to the Mövenpick hotel club. They promised a sensational evening. 

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Mail Online- 9 November 2015: Cheap flight secrets revealed

Booking your flight exactly 53 days before you depart shaves 26 per cent off your travel costs. Simply changing the day of the week you depart could also dramatically affect the price you pay according to the site’s research.

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The Telegraph- 28 October 2015: Majority of teachers 'don't understand ban on termtime holidays'

A debate between MPs in the House of Commons on Monday heard that 90 per cent of teachers would welcome advice from the Government on what constitutes an "exceptional circumstance", the phrase at the heart of recently-introduced legislation governing fines for term-time holidays.

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The Independent- 5 October 2015: Muslim countries avoided by three quarters of British holidaymakers

A study assessing the changing habits of British holidaymakers has revealed that three quarters of people actively avoid Islamic countries as destinations. The survey carried out by discount holiday website Travelzoo revealed the refugee crisis and the fatal terror attack on tourists in Tunisia have directly influenced how people plan their overseas holidays.

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Daily Express- 29 September 2015: Calais migrant crisis and Tunisia terror attacks putting Britons off travelling abroad 

The Calais migrant crisis and the Tunisia terror attack are deterring Britons from taking holidays abroad, new research shows. Three-quarters of tourists said they are now actively avoiding Islamic countries for their breaks because of terrorism. The same number said the chaos in Calais had put them off travelling through the Chunnel or on Eurostar. 

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 TTG- 9 September 2015: 'Staggering of school holidays won’t work'

New powers given to head teachers to arrange holiday dates will have a limited effect on parents who are facing increases in prosecutions for taking their children on holiday during term time. 

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MSN- 28 August 2015: Most regrettable holiday souvenirs - what were they thinking?

Bringing back holiday souvenirs is all part of the experience for Brits. After all, it's practically the law to return home armed to the hilt with tacky useless objects to dole out to friends and loved ones.But how many of us really relish receiving our kiss me quick hat/toilet roll covers/fridge magnet/sticks of rock from well-meaning friends and family?

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 Elle UK- 19 August 2015: ELLE’s Top Five Deals Of The Week

Travelzoo and ELLE have handpicked these offers just for you: On the southern part of the Halkidiki peninsula, Sani Resort is an ELLE favourite - comprising four very different hotels ranged along a series of lovely sandy bays. You get 13 restaurants to choose from in a ‘Dine-Around’ programme (including a poolside grill, a fine-dining restaurant with a shellfish and caviar menu, and a Greek restaurant with sea views and an open kitchen), an elegant marina for people-watching, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a Blue Flag beach.

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Stylist- 20 July 2015: Last-minute getaways: the best places to visit in Greece right now

The economic situation in Greece has been unavoidable news for weeks, and it appears to have had a knock on effect on tourism, with the country’s tourism board revealing late bookings – which usually account for a fifth of reservations – are down by 30%.

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ITV- 9 July 2015: Fined £1k for taking kids out during term time

New research shows that one in five parents have lied to their child's school to keep them off. The survey, released by Travelzoo and Parent Trap, also found 83 percent of teachers said missing school over the last couple of days of terms wouldn't make any difference - although it's costing parents at least £100 a day due to price rises when the school holidays start.

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AOL- 22 June 2015: Half-price holidays in Greece as euro exit looms 

British holidaymakers are currently able to snap up a half-price holiday to Greece as the threat of an exit from the eurozone looms.Tour operators are dropping their prices to shift unsold package holidays to the debt-hit country as some travel sites report online searches for Greek holidays has plunged.

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Metro- 21 June 2015: Swimming pool chlorine doesn’t make your eyes red – sweat and urine does 

According to a poll by Travelzoo of Americans, Brits, Chinese, Canadian and German travellers on travelling faux-pas, Americans pee in the pool the most. Asked if they’d relieved themselves in the pool or the sea while on hols, 64 per cent of Americans fessed up, followed by the Brits (46%), Germans (44%), Canadians (58%) and Chinese (41%).

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Travel Weekly- 8 May 2015: Travelzoo produces 'Beach Body Ready' response advert

Travelzoo has created its own ‘Beach Body Ready’ advert in response to the controversial Protein World Beach Body Ready advertising. This follows Carlsberg mocking the protein supplement brand’s posters on the London Underground.

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City A.M.- 16 April 2015: Natalie Bennett's Green supporters love long-haul flights and luxury holidays

Green supporters may profess their love for the environment and pour scorn on the CO2-spewing luxuries of modern life but, according to a new survey, their lifestyle choices may radically differ from their political ones. A survey by Travelzoo has revealed that Green supporters are the most jet-set of all the different voter groups.

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The Telegraph- 15 April 2015: Green Party supporters 'most likely' to fly long-haul

A survey examining the political allegiance and travel habits of almost 3,000 Britons, carried out by the holiday deals website Travelzoo, uncovered some other unexpected results. As well as being the most likely to jet off to distant shores, Greens are more likely to book a hire car rather than take a taxi.

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Mail Online- 8 March 2015: The rise of the 'wandering woman'

Gone are the days when women were too fearful to travel the world on their own. In fact, in recent years, the idea of the 'wandering woman' has risen in popularity, and not just among younger people. Women of all ages are now keen to embark on a solo trip, with 60 per cent of British women revealing that they are open to the idea.

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Breaking Travel News- 5 March 2015: ITB Berlin: ideas for the future

From 4 to 8 March at ITB Berlin visitors can find out everything that is new in the travel industry, including 360-degree views of holiday destinations, tips from locals and apps that function as tour guides. Topics will include digital services, a return to personal assistance for making holiday choices and authentic travel experiences.

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House of Coco- 13 February 2015: Kill or Cure? What a Holiday Can Do for Your Love Life

At House of Coco we wondered what a holiday could do for your love life, kill it or cure it? Leading global travel deals company Travelzoo commissioned research into people’s experiences in meeting a partner abroad, and also the effect that taking a first holiday together can have on an existing relationship. 

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London Live- 5 February 2015: Londoners are the biggest flirts and the luckiest in love

New research says Londoners are the luckiest in love - or at least, admit to the most romantic liaisons.  A survey of 2000 Brits found 55 per cent of Londoners have had a holiday romance, and 17 per cent of those are still with the partner they met while away.  Louise Hodges from Travelzoo, who commissioned the study, joined Wake Up London to discuss the findings.

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Yahoo! Finance UK & Ireland- 26 January 2015: Your Travel Insider Offers Tips & Deals for a Romantic Vacation 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, many travelers are planning to take a romantic vacation with their significant others. And for those who need a few ideas -- and are looking for a spectacular trip at a great value -- Your Travel Insider is offering helpful tips and amazing deals on romantic vacations.

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GloTime TV- 20 January 2015: Seeing Red with Louise Hodges

A recent survey I read revealed that gap year travelers are typically more risk taking than those who stay at home, and also that a disproportionate number of gap year travelers are red heads. I don’t know how reliable this source is, but I was certainly reminded of this interesting fact when I met the Head of Communications at one of the World’s leading Travel Websites, Travelzoo. 

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The Express- 21 December 2014: Exclusive: Holiday flights bonanza! Ticket prices slashed by up to half

Falling oil prices and the global economic upturn have promted airlines to cut fares, offering huge savings on winter breaks in Florida, Mexico, the Canary Islands and Greece, with air fares to Spain at Easter also slashed by nearly half on this year's prices.

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Cosmopolitan- 15 December 2014: The best cheap holidays to book in 2015

Cheap holidays don't have to be crappy holidays - take it from us. The Cosmo team have tried out the weird and the wonderful to find the best of the bunch; whether you fancy staying in the UK or you simply jetting off abroad, here are our current favourites.

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Travel Weekly- 24 November 2014: Campaign calls for APD to be scrapped for children

The A Fair Tax on Flying coalition has launched a large-scale campaign calling on the government to scrap Air Passenger Duty on children’s flights. Richard Singer, European managing director of Travelzoo and a long-time campaigner against APD, said: "Travelzoo fully supports the 'Scrap The Tax on Family Flights' campaign and welcomes the news that David Cameron has voiced his support for this initiative.

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House of Coco- 16 November 2014: Winter Sun Preview: Gran Canaria

Here at House of Coco we DO love Autumn and Winter, we do! But we’re also fiercely proud of our skin and quite frankly we’re a little bit bored of covering it up! Bring us our padded bikini tops and teeny weeny triangle bikini bottoms because we’re off for an inappropriate November tan!

Travelzoo was our first stop, there are tons of places to find yourself a great winter holiday online but they are our favourites.

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Travel Daily- 26 August 2014: Travelzoo plans Tube campaign

Londoners are to appear in a new Tube advertising campaign for Travelzoo. The new campaign will launch in October using social media and digital means to find subscribers of its newsletter , under the hashtag #tubeface.

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The Sun- 9 August 2014: Drinking a Brit too much on holidays

Germans think Brits abroad are humorous, courteous and helpful, according to a new survey. The findings by Travelzoo contradict a recent scathing article by German newspaper Bild, which portrayed us as badly-behaved boozers.

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Yahoo! News- 25 July 2014: Four websites to find last minute holiday deals 

With the current sunny weather, getting away might not be top of your priority. After all, why spend thousands going abroad when you can just go into your back garden for some sunshine? That said, if it gets to August and all we see is rain, you might reconsider seeing as school holidays will be in full swing and there are only so many inside activities you can do without breaking the bank.

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Evening Standard- 14 July 2014: London parents 'most likely to take chiildren on holiday during term time' 

Parents in London are more likely to lie about taking their children out of school during term-time than those elsewhere in the country, a study has revealed. The survey found 62 per cent of Londoners had lied about why their child was absent from school compared with 50 per cent nationally.

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Mail Online- 14 June 2014: Wish you were here? From rolling golden sand dunes, to celebrity-packed hangouts, the world's 10 sexiest beaches revealed

The stunning golden beaches in Brazil are an added bonus to the 1.9 million or so football fans traveling to South America for the World Cup. UK travel and deals provider Travelzoo has put together a list of the world's 10 sexiest beaches. Buckets and spades at the ready...

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The Sun- 1 June 2014: App of the week

Planning a staycation this summer? Check out the Travelzoo app for making the most of what to do and see in the area. Download the app on a smartphone with GPS and it will give you deals in the area – ranging from hotel stays and guided tours to theatre shows, meals out and spa treatments.

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Sunday Express- 25 May 2014: Families enjoy cheapest holidays in five years

The US and Europe have become bargainhunters' paradises, experts say, with sterling's exchange rate at its highest since 2009 against the dollar and for 16 months against the euro. With airlines Norwegian, Aer Lingus and Ryanair launching new routes from the UK to New York, Los Angeles and Florida and prices starting at £300 for direct return flights, a trip to the US will be affordable for more and more families.

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Mail on Sunday- 18 May 2014: Update: Grand Winner

Travelzoo polled their UK subscribers to discover which destinations were top of their wish lists. Top bucket-list landmark was the Grand Canyon, followed by Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China. Most inspiring destinations were New Zealand, the Galapagos Islands and Tahiti.

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Travel Weekly- 23 April: Comment: Staggering school holidays could prove a PR disaster

The solution to high summer prices being championed by the big players may not work - and could even reinforce the incorrect perception the travel industry is profiteering, says Travelzoo chief executive Richard Singer. 

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Huffington Post- 10 March 2014: The School Holidays Parent Trap - Parliament's Debate

We started our Parent Trap petition last year after we realised how challenging it was to find the great family deals our subscribers ask for. On 24 February, parliament debated what can and should be done about the cost of family travel during school holidays. A large number of MPs put forward passionate opinions on this issue.

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Take the Family- 5 March 2014: Parliamentary debate on holiday prices published

According to a Travelzoo survey, more than 4 out of 5 travel firms have been impacted by the new term-time holiday rules implemented by the government in September 2013, and two-thirds will have to take action to mitigate their losses, including making staff redundancies and cancelling departures.

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BBC News- 24 February 2014: Is it fair for airlines and holiday companies to charge much more during the school holidays than in term time?

Many people say that is just supply and demand. But since a Devon father's Facebook "rant" on the subject went viral, more than 165,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to "cap" price rises in the school holidays. The issue will be debated by MPs later, but what solutions might help holidaymakers?

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Family Traveller- 14 February 2014: Lower travel prices for families

Why? A recent survey by Travelzoo revealed that over 70% of families would be put off booking their summer holiday during the peak summer months as the cost is on average 40% higher than at other times of the year. The survey also revealed that 80% of families feel they are being penalised by the travel industry through the annual price hikes during peak season.

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Mail Online- 23 January 2014: How to get cheap flights and avoid hidden fees

Cheap flights can seem a bargain, but there are hidden charges, fare finders and booking fees to navigate first. There are dozens of low-cost airlines offering flights to hundreds of destinations around the world. Finding a cheap flight may even be a deciding factor in the location of your holiday. 

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The Guardian- 16 January 2014: Sharp drop in number of Chinese tourists visiting Australia

Australia is facing a sharp drop in Chinese tourism and a shift in attitudes towards visiting the country that may signal the start of a longer term decline. A study by Travelzoo found that Australia had dropped from first to seventh place as the preferred location for Chinese tourists.

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AOL- 27 December 2013: Best deals for 2014: Travelzoo's top holiday deals

Looking for holiday deals in 2014? Travelzoo has just unveiled its Hot Travel Pics section which is set to make traveller's lives a lot easier when looking for an excellent value getaway. The new section will feautre deals from 'hot' destinations in 2014 including Riga, Miami, the Greek islands, Caribbean cruising and Sri Lanka which are all tipped to be the 'must-visit' holidays next year.

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Country Living- 1 December 2013: Save on luxurious, affordable treats

Travelzoo's team of deal experts scour the country to find the very best restaurant, spa, hotel and entertainment prices. From afternoon tea at country boltholes to invigorating treatments in the finest spas, there are lots of experiences for Country Living readers to choose from.

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The Independent on Sunday- 27 November 2013: Beware the 'parent trap' on your half term break

For children in state schools, the October half-term holiday began yesterday. Or did it? Perhaps, as a parent, you asked the headteacher nicely if you could take the kids out of lessons for a day or two beforehand. You know, for “enrichment” purposes.

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Daily Star- 20 November 2013: Where on Earth

BRITISH children think Australia is part of the UK and Mount Everest is a theme park ride. One in 20 school-age youngsters reckon Brazil and Egypt are part of Britain, but one in three do not know Wales is. Many also believe the English Channel separates us from the US, a poll for bargain deal website Travelzoo found.

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AOL- 07 October 2013: Ten of the best websites for last-minute holidays

The internet is teeming with sites trying to lure us in with promises of discounts and deals galore, but which are the best and most trustworthy? We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite travel sites for booking a last-minute holiday, where you’ll find the best deals, availability and extras without needing to spend months planning.

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Huffington Post- 02 October 2013: Travelzoo's tips for finding a cruise bargain this autumn

With autumn in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities to find a fantastic cruise bargain and our resident Cruise Expert Raph Giacardi has put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you source the best deals and know what to look out for when booking a cruise holiday.

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The Telegraph- 22 September 2013: Oktoberfest 2013: travel guide 

Travelzoo also recommends setting your alarm early to score a table in the beer tents around Theresienwiese, where Oktoberfest is centred. Think 8am at the weekends, slightly later on weekdays.

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The Sun- 08 September 2013: Sign up to end the ‘Parent Trap’

Singer has called on some of his travel industry partners and Travelzoo’s 4.5 million UK subscribers to help the e-petition receive 100,000 signatures. When this number is reached, it will trigger a House of Commons debate by the Backbench Business Committee.

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Stylist- 06 September 2013: 10 places to escape to right now

Where would you head to next week, if you could go anywhere in the world? Would you swap the drudgery of the Northern Line for a spa break in Mexico? A day in meetings for a day's kite surfing off the south coast? Al desko for al fresco dining - in an 18th Century farmhouse in the Loire valley?

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Sunday Times Travel Magazine- 01 September 2013: How to get an 11th-hour bargain

Gone are the bad old days of waiting ages for Teletext Late Deals pages to load. Instead, deal-consolidator websites now do the hard work for you, making browsing for bargains much more straight forward than back in the day. For packages, check out sites such as teletextholidays.co.uk, travelzoo.co.uk and aito.co.uk.

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Daily Mirror- 31 August 2013: Stricter rules on holidays in term time

Richard Singer, European managing director of online travel deals company Travelzoo (www.travelzoo.co.uk) and a father of one, has set up an e-petition to Parliament. He has become so frustrated with the “parent trap” of government legislation, taxes and tour operator price hikes during school holidays that he has started a crusade to bring relief to hard-pressed families.

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The Independent- 28 August 2013: 10 of the best last minute travel sites

With more than 26 million subscribers worldwide, Travelzoo features a host of deals ranging from trips abroad to daylong activities. Seven nights in a luxury spa in Crete this September comes up at £439, while people planning a trip to the capital should snap up the flash sale of Dirty Dancing tickets.

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Daily Mail- 20 August 2013: Government needs to act on 'parent trap' summer holiday pricing, says travel company

An internet travel company that launched a petition to protest against schools fining pupils for term-time absences has already amassed 20,000 signatures.

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Travel Weekly- 29 July 2013: Travelzoo boss launched crusade for family holidays

A crusade to highlight the high cost of holidays during school holidays is being instigated by the European boss of Travelzoo. Richard Singer has initiated a personal e-petition to Parliament by calling on the support of Travelzoo’s 3.2 million UK subscribers and money-saving website MyFamilyClub.

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Tesco Magazine- 15 July 2013: Six tips for planning a family holiday

As the UK gears up for the annual British family summer holidays. Chris Webber, a Family Deal Expert at online travel and leisure deals company Travelzoo, lists his top trips to help families plan their staycations and ease the strain of travelling with babies and infants this summer.

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National Geographic Traveller- 01 July 2013: Tell it how it is: Travel deals websites

Even though Travelzoo is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, it’s only in the past couple of years the number of websites offering travel deals has boomed.

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Sunday Express- 26 May 2013: UK tourism is facing a China crisis

Britain is not doing enough to promote itself as a “must see” destination to Chinese tourists and is missing out on hundreds of millions of pounds as a result, according to bargain-travel website Travelzoo.

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MSN- 09 May 2013: Best UK deals in May

Looking for a short break in Britain this month? Travelzoo has put together the best deals for breaks in May.

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