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ABTA: 'Stagger school breaks for cheaper holidays'

24 February 2014 Last updated at 16:01 GMT

Staggering school breaks could lead to cheaper holidays, the body representing British travel agents has claimed.

Ilana Rapaport from ABTA said staggered holidays would ease demand from both UK and European consumers.

It comes after more than 150,000 people signed a petition calling for MPs to tackle the issue of high priced summer holidays.

Ms Rapaport told BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty: "It would relieve some of the pressure and there would be a reduction in prices."