UK Tourists to Gain 28% More Spending Money with Strong Sterling
The Post Office Travel Money Survey has revealed that tourism could become even more lucrative for Brits in 2014 as a strong pound equates to increased spending money. As the power of sterling rises, British tourists will witness an increase of more than a quarter in their spending money – great news for those planning […]
2014 Holiday Spend to Total £37 billion
New research has revealed that the travel industry is still booming for Brits as 22.8 million of us plan to take a holiday overseas in the New Year, spending a staggering £37 billion in the process and holiday spend is definitely blooming. Proving that we all need a good holiday now and again, almost half […]
Christmas TV to Influence Next Year’s Holiday Choices
The nature of TV programming this Christmas could influence the decisions made by holidaymakers when it comes to booking trips away during 2014. That is the view of ABTA – The Travel Association – which is predicting that top films and series that are filmed in a variety of locations will act as inspiration in […]
3 Tips to Survive the Christmas/New Year Shopping Sales
Before you’ve even polished off your Christmas dinner this year, there will be bargains available over this festive period. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to spend, spend, spend! It is almost certain that you will have spent enough already on gifts for friends and family, so any spending strategy you have in place […]
3 Reasons why New York is the Ultimate Christmas Shopping Trip
Now whether it’s because the city features in so many of our favourite festive films or because it just has so much to offer, New York remains firmly placed as a very popular Christmas destination. From hundreds of shops to plenty of festive stalls and decorations, the festive feel is visible on every corner. Parades […]
Is it a Good Time to be a Saver in the UK?
So far in 2013, many savers will have kept a close eye on the gradual fall in the rate of inflation and considered what it might mean for their precious funds. November saw rates reach 2.1%, down from 2.7% in January and ever so slightly nearer to the government’s target of 2%. However, it has […]
What Makes Christmas Markets Such a Popular Travel Attraction?
As the festive season approaches, many people are keen to embrace the many traditions of other countries by celebrating in style. Christmas markets are popular both at home and abroad, as many European destinations in France, Germany and Austria are all renowned for their festive stalls and traditional foods. Closer to home, big cities such […]
Will Consumers be the Big Winners of Increased Competition in Global Travel Card Market?
Increased competition in any sector is always good for consumers. Whether it is high street retailers, supermarkets or car insurance, when new options are made available and a market expands then customers will always feel the benefits. It appears that the Australian prepaid travel card market is the latest example of consumers coming out on […]
Travel Essentials you Need for Your Christmas Travels
Travelling at Christmas is becoming increasingly common – whether it’s going to visit the family or jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime. Regardless of where you’re heading this winter season, there’s a few essentials that everyone should bring to guarantee that all goes to plan. Passports and paperwork If you’re travelling abroad or […]
Expect Low Interest Rates for Foreseeable Future
Low interest rates will continue well into 2015 according to high ranking officials at the Bank of England as only a period of sustained strong growth will see a change. The Bank’s chief economist Spencer Dale said the weakness of the UK economy and the threat of further world shocks were holding back a change […]