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AIR­PORT PARK­ING Turn up and park and you could pay as much as £55 per day. In­stead, book early and try off-site park­ing (park­ing 4less.com and trav­el­su­per­mar­ket.com), or rent a space or pri­vate garage (just­park.com and your­park­ingspace.co.uk) for as lit­tle as £2 a day. DUTY FREE Don’t as­sume items will be cheaper at the air­port, as re­tail­ers don’t al­ways pass VAT sav­ings on to shop­pers. You may save a lit­tle on cos­met­ics and per­fumes but don’t ex­pect much. Check for deals be­fore you go at world­du­tyfree.com. TRAVEL IN­SUR­ANCE ◆ If you go away more than once a year, take out an­nual cover – it’s usu­ally cheaper. ◆ Look at fam­ily or cou­ples in­sur­ance, rather than in­di­vid­ual, but watch out for age re­stric­tions and poli­cies that only cover you if ev­ery­one trav­els to­gether. ◆ Some bank ac­counts in­clude travel cover, so check you don’t al­ready have it. TRAVEL MONEY A cur­rency card can bag the best ex­change rate and help save on fees. We like Weswap (free) and Revo­lut (£5 for a card to be sent to you). Load your card with spend­ing money and use wher­ever you see the Visa or Mastercard sign – you won’t be charged the for­eign trans­ac­tion fees that many banks ap­ply. You can also use them to with­draw cash, but there may be a small charge. GHI TIP: If you need cash, or­der it on­line in ad­vance to get the best ex­change rate. Don’t ex­change at the air­port, un­less in an emergency, as rates are poor.

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