A trip to Europe has always been an essential part of my life.

But it’s not always easy to find a great deal.

The average price of a European holiday ticket has risen by around 40% since 2008, with a record £10,500 a person in France last year.

So why are we still here?

What do we need to know to be able to make the best of our budget?

How can we get the best deal?

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