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Winter travel should be booked in advanced to make vital savings

22/10/2008

People planning Christmastime and winter travel should take advantage of the railways this year according to thetrainline.com.

Given current economic circumstances this is likely to be the tightest Christmas in years.

With less people setting off on foreign holidays this year due to spiralling prices and the added cost of winter travel insurance the railway company is counting on more people travelling internally.

Those who book train tickets ahead are set to receive up to a 39 per cent discount.

Commercial director at thetrainline.com Ben Pearson said: "Christmas is a prime time for rail travel as people visit friends and family across the UK."

In related news the Times has suggested that the long Christmas tradition of Icelandic shoppers making the winter journey to Scotland is set to dwindle this year.

The Iceland banking system collapse has left the krona all but worthless and rising inflation is leaving Icelanders increasingly out of pocket.

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