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Articles tagged “money”

Tourism

Thailand’s Currency Weakens, Giving Way to Tourist Boom

Thailand's currency troubles aren't as dire as they could be for Thais; it's just bad enough that it makes life easier for tourists without hitting locals too hard.

Thailand’s Currency Weakens, Giving Way to Tourist Boom

Tourism

MasterCard Brings ‘Priceless’ Campaign to the Middle East for the First Time

Getting your region in a world-wide marketing campaign? Priceless.

Uncategorized

The Top 10 Spending Categories for Business Travelers: International Vs. U.S.

U.S. is still not that bad in business travel expenses overall, compared some of the fast growing Asian cities, some European countries and Australia.

The Top 10 Spending Categories for Business Travelers: International Vs. U.S.

Online Travel

The Travel Habits of Dual-Income-No-Kids Travelers

For smart brands that have been listening to its customers, a lot of these are obvious findings, and applicable beyond the DINK demographic. But the larger point, that loyalty needs reinvention, is well taken here.

The Travel Habits of Dual-Income-No-Kids Travelers

Tourism

African Cities Rising in Ranks Among World’s Most Expensive Cities

The most expensive for expats is different than living costs for locals, and cost of getting expat-level services in some of the developing cities is, as shown here, very high.

African Cities Rising in Ranks Among World’s Most Expensive Cities

Hotels

How tourists to New York City spend their money

The real significance of visitor spend is to be found in the nuances of the broad categories outlined in the data, including what type of rooms, transportation, and restaurants benefited the most from NYC’s increased tourism.

How tourists to New York City spend their money

Tourism

One of the world’s great natural history museums is having big money problems

The Field Museum is such an anchor for both locals and visitors in Chicago that it's difficult to imagine the museum's fund raising went as poorly as it did. It would appear that the new leadership should focus on the giving department.

One of the world’s great natural history museums is having big money problems

Hotels

The cost of Airbnb stays vs. hotel rooms in major U.S. markets

There's a clear financial benefit to the consumer when hosts don't have to pay the high costs associated with regulated transient housing.

Airlines

The Points Guy explains the big business behind airline loyalty programs

Kelly's approach both explains why getting miles via flying is one of the least effective ways to build loyalty, as well as why the business of points has become a big enough business that airlines are spinning them off as independent companies.

Tourism

Disney theme parks new price hikes far outpace rate of inflation

Disney had no problem filling its parks in 2012 after a similar increase, and it's doubtful the new hikes will have any effect on attendance since Disney has never been one to compete on price.

Disney theme parks new price hikes far outpace rate of inflation