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Brits worried about cost of Christmas, but merrier than last year

CHESTER, England - With Christmas just ten weeks away, a poll conducted by MoneySupermarket.com has found one in two consumers (53 per cent) are already worried about how they will fund the cost of Ch

You don’t have to beg, steal or borrow to pay for...

You don't have to beg, borrow, or steal to indulge your wanderlust. Armed with these practical suggestions, your dream vacation may be more affordable than you think.

7 in 10 Brits make trade-offs to get better value

LEEDS, England - As personal finances are squeezed across the country, new research reveals the financial balancing act smart Brits are performing as they look to get maximum value from their everyday

Kingfisher cannot afford maintenance, grounds 15 planes

MUMBAI, India - Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has grounded 15 aircraft after being unable to meet maintenance and overhaul expenses, a move that could curtail its domestic and international operat

Centara Hotels giving guests free hotel money

Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering a program at 15 of its properties throughout Thailand in which guests deposit money with the hotel and the hotel adds a further amount of between 50 and 100 percen

Tourists chase £35,000 flying along Blackpool’s Golden Mile

Blackpool's Golden Mile earned its title this weekend as tourists chased after thousands of pounds in bank notes fluttering in the wind along the seafront.

Airline demands £20k from passengers to fuel the plane

An airline has denied asking passengers to pay £20,000 towards the cost of fuel to complete their journey to the UK.

Spirit Airlines plans $300M IPO to pay debt

Budget carrier Spirit Airlines Inc. has filed plans to hold an initial public offering. With IPO of up to $300 million the carrier is expected to retain about 50% of the net proceeds.

Is travel insurance worth the cost or a waste of money?

Vacations plans are disrupted for all sorts of reasons. Is it worth the extra cost of

Tourism news: Russian tourism budget gets huge boost

MOSCOW - Russia has set its sights on increasing the number of foreign tourists from about 2 million a year to 15 million with a budget allocation of $10.1 billion.

Business travelers committed to saving money for their companies

Corporate travel is expected to rebound this year, but cost-saving continues to drive travel plans being made by business travelers.

15 tips on how to save a buck on your next...

If you’re on a trip there are perhaps times when you’ll intentionally fork over too much money for a mind-blowing performance or meal or single bottle of something special. You deserve it.

Executives: Gulf tourism needs as much as $500 million for marketing...

WASHINGTON — States bordering the gushing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico need as much as $500 million to boost tourism with marketing campaigns aimed at cleaning up their image, tourism executives

New York, Paris, London and Moscow are not on this list....

If you think $43 is too much to pay for lunch, you shouldn't live in Oslo.

CCRA Travel Solutions announces new Commission/Express™ program to help travel agents...

CCRA Travel Solutions – a leading provider of business-related solutions for the travel professional – is pleased to announce a series of enhancements made to offerings available through CCRATrave

Author speaks gospel truth about money management

What is the least crowded week to visit Disney World? Which websites help you find the cheapest airplane tickets? Where can you find true travel bargains?

Uganda Wildlife Authority to spend money on Rwenzori infrastructure

The Uganda Wildlife Authority is planning to spend about US$1 million in the Rwenzori Mountain National Park in the coming years for the construction of new tracks, board walks, and new bridges to all

NYC cabbie drives 200 miles to return $21,000 to Italian tourist

A New York City cab driver drove 200 miles to return more than $21,000 in cash left behind in his taxi by an elderly Italian tourist.

Emirates Airlines raises $413.7M to finance new planes

DUBAI - Emirates Airlines, the Middle East's largest carrier, said Thursday it raised $413.7 million in an Export Import Bank of the United States, Ex-Im Bank, guaranteed bond to finance new Boeing Co

American tourists make tourist guide’s dream a reality

LALIBELA, Ethiopia - Guide Getachew Tekeba used to bring tourists to his favorite mountainside spot just minutes from his house in Lalibela to watch the sunset and talk of his fantasy to build a hotel

Transportation secretary hints at aid for airlines

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he thinks the Obama administration will seek financial aid for airlines to pay for equipment onboard planes that will be needed to move

Was your hotel room worth the price you paid?

NUREMBERG, Germany - Six hundred thousand hotel ratings are being analyzed by www.hotel.info from booking customers from around the world in terms of the price performance of 3- and 4-star hotels.

China’s top airline gets $440 mln government windfall

HONG KONG - China Southern Airlines, the country's largest carrier by fleet size, will get a $440 million windfall from the state in what may be the first in a series of payments to an ailing civil av

Key asked to help prop up tourism

Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe has called on incoming prime minister John Key to pump more money into tourism to stave off a potential sharp decline in visitor numbers.

Latest space tourist gets his money’s worth

CAPE CANAVERAL — The world's latest space tourist, a computer game wizard and astronaut's son who paid $30 million to fly to the space station, said Monday from orbit that he's gotten his money's wo

Tourists to tip less as they feel the squeeze

London, UK - Against the backdrop of rising inflation and living costs, UK tourists are now tightening their belts with 36 per cent (more than one in three) admitting they will not put their hands in

Armed guards held airline victim

A Barnsley man was ordered to pay a hotel bill of £1,000 in Egypt as armed guards surrounded his hotel to recoup money owed by collapsed airline XL.

Stretch your travel dollar

By gauging where the rapidly changing airline industry is headed, business travelers can map out their flight plans and find the best deals.