Research commissioned by website Travelsupermarket.com has shown that holidaymakers are paying far more for travel-sized toiletries in the airport than they would on the high street.
The survey found that the price of hand luggage-friendly toiletries is as much as eight times the price of a regular sized bottle. Since passengers were banned from flying with more than 100ml bottles of fluid in their hand luggage, retailers have gradually increased the price of smaller bottles in airports to cash in on their increasing popularity among travellers.
A range of branded toiletries were surveyed and compared, finding that a 150ml Dove anti-perspirant costs £1 on the high street while a same brand 35ml anti-perspirant costs £1.99 in the airport - almost double the price.
Reported in the Daily Mail, Travelsupermarket.com spokesperson, Bob Atkinson said "Whilst security regulations are tight in airports in this day and age, consumers can easily get caught out paying over the odds for their toiletries. We found over 30 products where the mark-up was over 100 per cent - or double the normal price per ml."
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