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Stag Weekenders are taking a big risk by booking with companies without travel association accreditation, according to Stag Republic, a leading operator in Eastern Europe.

London, UK – January 2009

Most people booking their holidays look for a travel agent they can be sure will not leave them out of pocket and without a place to stay. Strangely, many groups organising stag weekends in Eastern Europe do not take the same precautions, risking not only their own money, but also that of their friends. They often hand over hundreds of pounds with no guarantee they are paying a legitimate company, or one that will not go bust by the time they arrive. So, what should you watch out for when organising a weekend away with the lads?

The first thing to look for is accreditation from the relevant country's travel association. “Any company that has taken the trouble to get the...

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