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Airports get ready for bank holiday boost


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Gatwick airport expects that approximately 550,000 passengers will be leaving its terminals over the half term break, this will mean a 6% rise in passenger numbers. Malaga is coming in as the favourite destination with almost 12,000 holidaymakers choosing it ahead of Palma de Mallorca, Dublin and Faro.

Paul Fitch, who is the head of terminals at Gatwick said: ‘The combination of the spring bank holiday and school half term offers a great opportunities for families to enjoy some quality time together in popular hot spots abroad'.

The top ten holiday destinations for this half term are:

1. Malaga
2. Palma de Mallorca
3. Dublin
4. Faro
5. Dalaman
6. Madrid
7. Alicante
8. Orlando
9. Edinburgh
10. Jersey

Wherever you're planning on going this half term break make sure you buy Travel Insurance before you go away. Buy your travel insurance policy as soon as you have booked your holiday, that way you'll get the benefit of cancellation cover before you go and your travel insurance will be in place ready for your holiday.

E.coli outbreak in Europe - make sure you have Travel Insurance

Germany is currently experiencing an outbreak of E.coli, which is mostly affecting adults. The cases are mainly in northern Germany with England only seeing a few cases so far. Other European countries are seeing cases among returning travellers, authorities are

The Food Standards Agency has advised to wash fruit and vegetables before you eat them to ensure that they are clean, and to help remove germs that might be on the outside. Peeling or cooking fruit and

Don't let the threat of E.coli stop you from having a great time on your half term break-make sure you have the protection of Travel Insurance before you go away.

Travel Insurance can provide cover for medical expenses if you fall ill when on holiday and can give you access to a 24 hour worldwide emergency assistance helpline.

Further updates are available from the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency.

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