Next Episode of Rip Off Britain: Holidays is
Season 6 / Episode 15 and airs on 22 January 2018 09:15
Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate viewers holiday scams.
Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate problems viewers have experienced around some holiday essentials, getting to the bottom of which countries are ones where it is, or isn't, safe to drink the tap water, and testing out the most effective ways to beat travel sickness.
Also, as travellers reveal how they have ended up out of pocket thanks to pre-paid currency cards, there is advice on how to avoid ending up in the same position.
And Simon Calder has advice on visiting California.
Julia Somerville, Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon investigate stories to do with staying safe on your travels, revealing how the shortage of a vital health jab could lead to holidaymakers planning to visit some top destinations having to pay increased costs.
Also, with cases of illness spread by insect bites rocketing across Europe, the team identifies what to do to avoid getting bitten.
Simon Calder has tips and advice on visiting South Africa, and a bumper crop of viewers' problems are tackled at the programme's pop-up advice clinic.
Problems with big-name airlines are the focus of this edition's investigations from Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, and Julia Somerville. They reveal why, months after Monarch went out of business, some of the passengers left stranded overseas are still hundreds of pounds out of pocket.
Also, after a landmark ruling leaves holidaymakers unprotected if a bird hits the plane, the airport teams whose job it is to stop that happening demonstrate their tactics.
Plus travel expert Simon Calder has money-saving tips for anyone visiting the Canary Islands, and viewers unhappy with airline loyalty schemes discover how to get the most from their points.
Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate whether the great deals advertised for holidays are always quite what they seem - or if they are even available at all. With viewers furious atwhat has happened when they have tried to bag the bargain prices they have seen, there is a test to see just how much the costs can rocket.
Also, why thousands of cruise passengers could be setting sail without the vital protection they need, and the hotel booking sites under official scrutiny to see if the way they try and push you into making a decision is unfair.
Plus Simon Calder has tips for saving money when visiting the theme park capital of the world, Orlando in Florida.
As big holiday companies announce the end of their traditional brochures, Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford hear how one family's trip abroad was ruined by a reality very different from the glossy photos the brochure had shown, and there is a test into the new ways people will be encouraged to book their travels in the future.
The programme also hears from the families furious that their apparently all-inclusive holidays ended up costing a lot more than they bargained for, travel expert Simon Calder reveals his pick of the undiscovered destinations people should consider for 2018, and there is a look at how travellers with disabilities can still find themselves booked into accommodation that doesn't match their needs.
Angela Rippon(Angela Rippon)
Gloria Hunniford(Gloria Hunniford)
Julia Somerville(Julia Somerville)
Simon Calder(Travel Expert)
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