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pounds 232 cost of online errors booking trip; TRAVEL.

BOOKING blunders are costing holidaymakers hundreds of pounds.

Tourists arranging trips online paid an average of pounds 232 to correct a mistake and 15% had to fork out more than pounds 500 to put it right.

A survey revealed 24% of people making a costly error booked flights on the wrong day, 26% spelled their name incorrectly and 8% selected the wrong airport.

Also, 9% forgot the return ticket, 5% bought two tickets in the same direction instead of a round trip and 4% were forced to cancel the trip.

Insurer LV=, which polled 4,025 people, said: "We look forward to holidays all year and it's annoying when things go wrong and scupper our plans. Simple errors can end up costing hundreds."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2011
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