Travel Cyprus bill: costs rise out of term time

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Thomas Cook warns of 'fragile' UK sector

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The Week Ahead: Travel companies set for burst of spring sunshine

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For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, give mum a trip to next year's Olympics. Thomas Cook London 2012 Games Breaks (thomascooklondon2012.com) are now on sale from £99 for a night's board and tickets to an event.

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UK travel operators enraged by Government's tourism review

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Thomas Cook adds fuel surcharge to holiday bills

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