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Money Box Live: Holiday finance

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

If you're planning a holiday this summer in a troubled Eurozone country, you may want advice about travel money or insurance.

Is it better to take cash; cards or a pre-paid card?

What will your travel insurance policy cover you for in case of local strikes; a holiday supplier closing down or even civil unrest?

And long-haul, short-haul, or just a mini-break, how can you be sure you're getting the best value for money?

Whatever your plans, ask our panel of experts for their tips on making the most of your time away.

If you're looking for a cheap holiday, should you buy early or wait for a last-minute bargain?

What are the pitfalls of using debit or credit cards abroad? Do prepaid cards offer the best deals?

What is ATOL protection and how might consumers benefit from changes in the law brought in earlier this year?

What are your rights if your holiday is cancelled, your luggage lost or your flight delayed?

And what are the do's and don'ts of car hire?

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

Simon Calder , travel editor, Independent

Sean Tipton, spokesman ABTA

Stephen Howard, Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sally Abrahams

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