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Articles tagged “money”

Tourism

U.S. has the highest disposable income, as UK slips down the list

More disposable income usually translates into more travel and leisure, and you can see the woes of Europea crisis reflected in these rankings. This is already affecting domestic European leisure travel and will continue to short to medium term.

U.S. has the highest disposable income, as UK slips down the list

Airlines

The new American Airlines wants a branded credit card for post-merger loyalty

Loyalty points are a currency all on their own, so expect the new American to to flex its muscles with banks now that it's the world's largest airline.

The new American Airlines wants a branded credit card for post-merger loyalty

Business Travel

Value travel is biggest criteria now, even for upscale business travelers

This is a brand survey meant to further its own marketing needs, so take it as such. But the general trends about value and use of social media resonate regardless.

Tourism

Cyprus travelers cautioned about money following banking crisis

Avoiding the banks may be a good idea, but carrying lots of cash and speaking with a British accent isn't likely a much better idea on an island where people are feeling massive economic pressures.

Cyprus travelers cautioned about money following banking crisis

Tourism

Argentina’s currency crisis creates peso havoc at home and abroad

Argentina's bass-ackwards currency policy are the stuff of creative short stories, not sound fiscal policy. It will soon reach a level of absurdity that will not only kill business at home but keep visitors away.

Argentina’s currency crisis creates peso havoc at home and abroad

Airlines

Nigeria is cracking down on passengers leaving Lagos’s airport with excessive amounts of cash

It seems that everyone these last few months wants to get a few million out of Nigeria. But while the crackdown is producing some nice anecdotes, the airport can't be the only organization trying to halt illegal money movements.

Airlines

UK consumers may no longer be charged high fees to pay with credit cards

There's a difference between breaking up costs to keep prices lower for consumers and adding them back in as exorbitant fees to gouge them as many operators have done with credit card fees.

Tourism

Claim: Portugal is making ends meet by aggressively targeting foreign drivers

Whether its Portugal during economic crisis or New York's Hamptons during a boom, travelers on holiday are always a favorite source of revenue for local authorities looking to fill the city's coffers.

Claim: Portugal is making ends meet by aggressively targeting foreign drivers

Tourism

Dubai can be cheap: 5 ways to see it for free

Just because Dubai is in debt to Abu Dhabi doesn't mean you have to follow its lead and be in debt to it. These five activities offer a few options for seeing the city for next to nothing.

Tourism

Last-minute Olympics bargains for procrastinating sports fans

The prohibitive prices that everyone feared have turned out not to be too overwhelming, making London a possibility for the Olympics fan even at this late date.