New research carried out by Satsuma on around 2,000 UK adults reveals how much the average Brit spends on extra costs including excess luggage, tourist tax, insurance, among others.

It also raises the question about how much Brits are targeted with scams - from friendly ATM helpers to fake police officers and broken taxi meters.

The survey founds that while on holiday, the average person saves £460 for spending money. This doesn’t include the extra luggage charge that one in five Brits are faced with at the airport. When arriving at the hotel, one in four travellers find they have to pay extra just to use the Wi-Fi and 43% of people in Britain are hit with tourist tax at the end of their stay.

The research also revealed that just one in ten Brits are aware of friendly ATM helpers and 15% are aware of fake police officers. One of the biggest scams travellers are faced with are injured or child beggars (35%) and broken taxi meters (18%).

The company has created a tool that offers tips and advice on avoiding scams and excessive luggage fees. To access visit

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