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Campaign to stop currency exchange rip-off launched on Facebook

LONDON, England - As summer holidays approach, Facebook (which is expected to be valued at $100bn following an initial IPO) is being used by travelers to warn each other about where not to get travel

Seychelles Tourism Academy hosts German counterparts

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) is hosting the long-awaited "twinning" visit by students and staff from Cuxhaven, Germany, where an exchange program for Seychellois students has already taken pla

Seychelles hoteliers have an issue with exchange rates

Three individual hoteliers and hotel managers raised their concern with this correspondent during a recent visit to the Seychelles, when discussing investments and capital expenditure to keep their ho

New BIT event dedicated to short breaks

Bit4Cities is a new Bit 2010 initiative featuring the new travelers' trend in choosing shorter and more frequent holidays: city breaks, mid-haul trips, and stays for up to four nights to discover the

Seychellois hotel staff return from Germany

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) last weekend organized a welcome party for two of their own lecturers and four specially selected hotel staff.

China, Taiwan tourism associations to exchange offices

Tourism associations from Taiwan and China are to set up offices in each other's territory from early next year.

China, Taiwan to exchange tourism offices

TAIPEI — Taiwan and China are set to swap tourism offices by the end of the year in yet another sign of warming ties between the former rivals, local media reported Thursday.

Pound’s flirtation with euro parity hits tourists

LONDON — British tourists going to continental Europe to celebrate the New Year were getting fewer euros for their pounds on Tuesday than at any time since the common European currency's 1999 launch

Venezuelan “currency tourists” grab cheap dollars

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Flights from Venezuela to nearby countries are packed with travelers clutching credit cards and looking to make fast bucks under rules resident Hugo Chavez introduced to prevent

LPTI initiates dialogue to increase tourism between India and Nepal

Le Passage to India, the country's leading tour operator and recipient of the National Tourism Award (2006–2007), Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Pvt.

Taiwan, China agree to exchange offices

BEIJING - Taiwan and China agreed Thursday for the first time ever to set up permanent offices in each others' territories as the two sides met for their first formal talks in more than a decade, an official with one of the delegations said.

Tourists throw money away if they buy currency at the airport

Thousands of British holidaymakers will soon be jetting off for some summer sun, but they will be leaving with a big dent in their wallets.One in five adults will wait until they are at the airport or at their destination before buying foreign currency, research by Sainsbury's Finance shows. As a result, they will miss out on the best deals.

US tourists getting less bang for their bucks

The US dollar used to be the universal tourist currency, accepted almost anywhere, from the streets of Hanoi to the plains of Africa. But the continued slide of the dollar against other currencies has led the greenback to be shunned in unexpected places, creating new problems for American travelers and pushing prices higher.