Some parents of children at independent schools like to calculate the cost per day of their offspring's private education – usually upwards of £60. For the benefit of all parents, I can now reveal the cost per day of the school holidays: £70, or even more.
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Great getaways: Winter warmer in Luxor, budget Barcelona, Stateside shopping in Boston, Austrian Christmas ski and winter sun in Fuerteventura
Sunday 18 November 2012
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Slope off to the Austrian Tyrol on 15 December. Inghams has a week skiing in the high-altitude village of Obergurgl, in the heart of the Otz valley, for £569pp. The deal includes Monarch flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers and half-board at the Hotel Sportiv. Inghams.co.uk
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Now... Slope off to the Austrian Tyrol on 15 December. Inghams has a week skiing in the high-altitude village of Obergurgl, in the heart of the Otz valley, for £569pp. The deal includes Monarch flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers and half-board at the Hotel Sportiv. Inghams.co.uk
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Now... Edinburgh by train gets one-third cheaper when you book East Coast advance fares through the capital's official website, Winterinedinburgh.com before 2 Nov. It covers travel from London King's Cross (from £23 return), York and Newcastle from 12 Nov to 20 Dec and again from 3-11 Jan.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
About 430 jobs are at risk at Thomas Cook after the beleaguered tour operator revealed plans to cut its aircraft fleet to slash costs. The UK's second-biggest travel company aims to reduce the number of planes it operates from 35 to 31, returning four aircraft at the end of their lease term.
Friday 28 September 2012
The man who pays his way
Win £5,000 of music equipment for your school AND a £1,500 holiday for your favourite music teacher, courtesy of Musicroom and Yamaha
Monday 03 September 2012
Musicroom, the UK’s leading music retailer, has teamed up with Yamaha to celebrate ‘Back to School’ by giving away £5,000 of musical instruments to one lucky school, along with £1,500 of holiday vouchers for the winning music teacher.
Friday 24 August 2012
The crowds are dwindling, so seize the chance to enjoy sunshine, culture and history at your own pace, from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, says Simon Calder.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Under £200... Spend three nights relaxing at the Ashdown Park country-house hotel in East Sussex for £199 per person. The price is based on two sharing and is valid for midweek and weekend stays until 23 December, with a full English breakfast each day. Prideofbritainhotels.com
Saturday 07 July 2012
What now, even more charges?
Friday 06 July 2012
The man who pays his own way
Thursday 05 July 2012
Carriers to end last-minute fees by including debit card charges in headline price
Sunday 01 July 2012
Expected bonanza fails to materialise as hotel rooms, package deals and tickets remain unsold
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Stagecoach results stay on track
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
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