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Travelling Overseas With a Child Whose Surname Is Different to Your Own?

Posted on 19 September 2016 by starttravel.co.uk

Are you planning a trip overseas with a child who has a surname different to your own?

Doing so can be problematic if you aren't prepared. If you are not the child's parent, or if you are but you have a different last name, you may need to present certain documents in order to leave the country.

The UK Border Agency carries out certain checks to prevent children from being abducted.

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Beating the Queues at Walt Disney World Florida

Posted on 04 May 2016 by Eric Turner

Eric Turner’s wife doesn’t like queues or crowds, which made Walt Disney World Florida a difficult sell. Eric placated her by hatching a cunning plan to cut the queueing. But did it work?

The Magic Kingdom, Jiminy Cricket's Wishes Fireworks, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: The list of rides and attractions at Walt Disney World is almost overwhelming.

"Disney needs to stop introducing so many characters – there’ll be no room for any new ones." I said this to my wife as we queued up to enter the park and check into our resort with our excited young son.

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Tax Cut Means Cheaper Family Holidays for Britons

Posted on 04 March 2016 by starttravel.co.uk

Thousands of UK families are now able to enjoy cheaper short- and long-haul flights, thanks to a cut in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for children aged under 16, which came into effect on March 1.

It means that a family of two adults and two children taking two annual holidays more than 2,000 miles away will save up to £292. The change comes after the cut in APD for under 12s, which took place on May 1 last year.

Bookings to Florida have increased by 13 per cent over the last two years, while Caribbean trips are up 29 per cent, year-on-year. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has suggested that the cut to under-12 APD may have made these destinations more financially palatable for families.

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