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True or false: doctors get discounts on holidays.

Mostly false, though given the potential benefits for other travellers, there is a strong argument that these should be the norm, but so far GPs' perks are fairly limited.

A trekking company, Himalayan Kingdoms (0117-923 7163), has taken the lead by offering price-cuts to medics in its 1999/2000 brochure: "Where a trek does not already have a doctor allocated, then medical practitioners are eligible to a 7 per cent discount if they wish to act as trek doctor."

The Independent would be pleased to know about other companies offering discounts for medical personnel.