Families face a rise in the cost of holidays to popular destinations this half-term period. The average half-term trip has increased in price by 3.7% since this time last year, according to figures from M&S Bank.
The figures are based on the cost of a one-week trip for one person to 10 of the most popular destinations and include accommodation, dinner, £140 spending money and one activity.
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