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Daines’s Deal Reel: Edition Two

Oh, hiiiii everyone, my name’s Emma! Confused? Francoise is away this week bungee jumping, sky-diving and generally having a right old time of it in New Zealand.

But fear not, she’s handed me her little black book, and I’ve been talking to all her contacts to bring you the best of this week’s travel deals, discounts and deliciously good offers.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be amazed!

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Daines’s Deal Reel: Edition One

Crank up the colour, and take your places, as we welcome to the stage, the one, the only, Miiiiiiiss Daines!

Hello everyone! My name’s Francoise, and I’ll be your host for a weekly round-up of the very best deals sweeping through STA Travel this week.

Travel Deals from Francoise

Francoise presents her trusty Deal Reel.

You’ll catch me every Friday from here on in, so make sure you subscribe to the new blog, and never miss my inside tips and tricks on the best travel deals of the moment.

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Ask the Experts: Escaping the City

This week, our Ask the Experts panel have knocked noggins to answer a question from Natalie in Loughborough about her upcoming trip to Australia.

If you would like to follow suit, and pose a question to the panellists, email social [at] statravel [dot] co [dot] uk, and you might see your name up in lights over the coming weeks.

Also, if you have an opinion on today’s question, then lay it down in the comments below this post, and share your ideas with fellow travel fans.

Here’s this week’s question:

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Welcome! You are not alone…

Welcome to the new STA Travel Blog! As epic journeys go, this one is right up there with the best of them. This exciting new space is the hottest new spot in t’internet town, to talk about our favourite topic: travel.

You are not alone in spending every waking moment thinking about travel.

Whether that’s a boundless journey across the seven seas, or a whip around the world’s most exciting destinations, the STA Travel Blog is the place to be. We’ll be here every day, every week, with our pens dripping and our eyes and ears open.

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The Art of Haggling

You’ve found the cheapest flights. Booked the budget bed. Google Mapped the best value munch. So that’s it, you’re a bona fide Budgeteer, defending your bottom dollar as you duck under foreign borders. But can you haggle?

The term “haggle” comes from hoggva, which is Old Norse for “chop”. It sounds terribly brutal, but ask any hardened traveller and they’ll tell you it’s an art. Like ballet.

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