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Caribbean special: booking advice

Telegraph: "Besides the promise of tropical heat, warm seas and lovely beaches, there are particularly timely reasons to consider a holiday to the Caribbean. First, the cost. On many islands, the local currency is pegged to the US dollar, and with the pound so strong against the dollar, much of the Caribbean is currently less expensive for British travellers than in past years. Though some hotels have increased their rates, tour operators' packages should still work out a little cheaper than last winter, while day-to-day costs such as eating out, which can be high on islands such as Barbados, should be roughly 10 per cent less than this time last year."

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