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752% RIP-OFF ON HOL TOILETRIES.

Byline: Nada Farhoud

HOLIDAY Brits are being ripped off on travel-size toiletries costing eight times more than regular ones.

Experts accused retailers of cashing in on safety laws stopping bottles and tubes over 100ml being taken through airport security.

In some cases, travellers pay more for the smaller version than the fullsize equivalent. The highest increase per ml was found to be Dove Anti-Perspirant. A standard 150ml spray can costs pounds 1 on the high street, while the 35ml travel version was priced at pounds 1.99 from an airport branch of WH Smith - a 752 per cent rise.

Other huge mark-ups included Johnsons baby bath, 645 per cent, and Nivea shower gel, 400 per cent. Hair products and mouthwash are among other items affected.

Travelsupermarket.com, who did the research, said: "Some firms are taking advantage of the law."

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Aug 12, 2012
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