Tips for a cheap and cheerful half term

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Families looking to save money while enjoying the half term break have been offered ten tips to help them save while getting away.

The list from Tesco Travel Insurance advises families to organise airport transfers in advance for a better chance of negotiating costs and avoiding airport currency exchanges which can charge over the odds.

Other bargain tips include making use of many European countries' bike-friendly policies and eating food from local supermarkets rather than always eating at cafes and restaurants.

Head of Tesco Travel Insurance Rachel Cutler said: "Holidays don't need to be expensive. With a little planning and some clever cost-cutting you can still enjoy a happy half term together without fearing for your finances – even during the credit crunch."

Meanwhile, holidaymakers have been advised that signing-up to as many newsletters as possible can get them cheaper holidays, according to

Sharron Livingstone, founder of the Travel Magazine, said that viewing as many offers as possible means that that people will be more likely to come across the best deals.

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