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Stag parties warned after booking mix-up

People preparing a big stag weekend away in the coming months have been advised to learn from the experience of one unfortunate traveller and make sure they double check their plans before booking.

Writing for the Times, journalist Ginny McGrath warned tourists to avoid repeating the costly mistake made by colleague Gareth Scurlock when making their travel arrangements.

Mr Scurlock had been scouring the web to get the best deal for a stag party of seven to Budapest, only to mistakenly book a trip to Bucharest instead, meaning he lost out on more than £800.

While he is unlikely to forget his error in a hurry, Mr Scurlock is not alone, with many writing in to the newspaper to share similar experiences, prompting Ms McArthur to highlight the importance of being careful when booking online.

Of course, stag parties could always dodge the confusion concerning unfamiliar foreign place names by sticking closer to home when planning their celebrations.

According to holiday firm Hoseasons, a number of British tourists are choosing to holiday in the UK this year to beat the unfavourable exchange rates and cut back during the credit crunch.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19167096-ADNFCR

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