More and more people are going on holiday alone. They aren't necessarily single; activity holidays are becoming increasingly popular. This week Sarah looks at what holidays are available - and what they might cost - with Brenna Holman, a travel blogger who blogs at The Battered Suitcase, Colin Wilson, group sales director at Just You and John Telfer, head of product and operations at Explore.co.uk.
When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want is for the flight to be delayed, the hotel to be unfinished or the beach to be nowhere near the resort. But problems do happen, so what should you do when disaster strikes? Sean Tipton, from ABTA, lists the most common disasters that people experience and discusses the future of EHIC cards after the EU Referendum. Frank Brehany, from Holiday Travel Watch, looks at how some disasters can be avoided before going on holiday; Nel Mooy, Head of Travel for AXA Insurance, explains who you can claim from in an emergency and what are the costs involved.
Thinking of hiring a car abroad this summer? Sarah Pennells looks at the problems that young people can face, from extra costs and charges being slapped onto the price at the last minute, to being charged an excess of hundreds of pounds if you get a tiny scrape or scratch. Amelia Murray, this week's Young Money Champion, discusses what the extra charges are and how much they can add up to. Amanda Stretton, Motoring Editor of Confused.com, looks at collision damage insurance and what other options are available. Ian Crowder, from the AA, shares some tips for someone hiring a car.
If you're trying to save money on your holiday accommodation, what are the options? And what do you have to think about if you want to use Airbnb? Sarah Pennells speaks to this week's Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, about how Airbnb works, meanwhile David Weston, of B&B Association, debates whether it would be cheaper to stay in a B&B. Will Coldwell, Journalist at The Guardian and Guardian Travel, also tells Sarah why he's concerned about organisations such as Airbnb.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend, it's half term, so maybe your thoughts have turned to holidays? Or perhaps you're heading off for a short break - encouraged by the fact that the pound is so high against the Euro! For many of us, holidays can cost more than we bargained for once you've added in insurance, foreign currency, a hire car and meals out. And so today Sarah Pennells is joined by Brenna Holeman, a travel blogger at This Battered Suitcase, Alex Edwards from price comparison site GoCompare, and David Else from Lonely Planet, to talk about how to make your money go further.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Sean Tipton, Business Development Manager at ABTA (The Travel Association), and Charles Gulland, owner of Wigwam Holidays, where they discuss Easter holidays and spring breaks, as well as answering our all important listeners questions on things like insurance packages and when to get the best deals. Our Share Radio Producer Matthew Cook spoke to Lonely Planet writer, David Else, to find out the best time to go away for the Easter holidays, and book that all important break.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Steph Savill of Foxy Lady Drivers Club, Charlotte Halkett from Insurethebox and on the phone by motoring journalist Maria McCarthy, to discuss car insurance, dealerships, and how to get the best deals in terms of motoring products only on Women And Money.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from the Telegraph to talk about studying abroad, the costs, planning, where and when to go and the common problems students face, with expert guests from UniSmart, The Student World and Study Portals.
Nicole Blackmore, Trudi Urlwin, Anthony Adams, Carmen Neghina
Sarah Pennells is joined by a host of expert guests from Towergate Insurance, the Southend Beach Hut Owners Association, the Camping and Caravanning Club and Skiddle.com to talk about and answer your questions on staycations, beach huts and summer events on Ask Sarah.
Katie Manning, Ian Robinson, Rob Ganley, Jimmy Coultas
Sarah Pennells is joined by a host of guests to discuss the topic of seeing the world in retirement, from making sure your home and pets are safe whilst you're away, to financially planning your trip, to making the most of your travels with volunteer projects and work opportunities abroad.
Lamia Walker, Richard Peacocke, Martin Lock, Heilwig Jones