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Times Staff WriterDURING the early days of international bicycle touring, cyclists would hide coins and valuables in the tubing of their bicycle frames to evade robbers. On a 1,300-mile bike tour of Spain and Portugal last year, Steven Sweedler of Plymouth, N.H., found it...
Special to The TimesWE'VE sorted through travel industry publications for items of interest that will save you money or help you stay on top of trends. Although you'd think most Americans would prefer to stay in the U.S. for Thanksgiving, an increasing number are...
Special to The TimesGeane Dvorak of Ventura frequently travels internationally on business, visits family in Brazil and has a daughter at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, so she often has to change U.S. dollars into the local currency. "You would think, with all...
Times Staff WriterThe main reason people save and invest is that there is something they want that they can't afford today--a new car, a new house or a comfortable retirement, for example. The faster your money grows, the sooner and more effectively you can reach the...
Special To The TimesJust off the plane in a strange country, weary and bleary after a long flight, you'll almost immediately encounter a money-changing booth where signs list the buy and sell rates for dozens of currencies. Your jet-lagged state could be bad for your budget:...
Special to The TimesTravelers contemplating a trip abroad probably know the bad news about the weakness of the U.S. dollar against many foreign currencies. The British pound, for which Americans paid $1.40 in 2002, now costs about $1.85, and the euro, which was even with the...
Times Staff WriterWITH the dollar slipping and sliding against the euro and lingering economic malaise, travelers have one eye on their guidebooks, the other on their pocketbooks. As someone who has stashed take-out food in the hotel mini-bar, I can say there are painless...
Special to The TimesShopping foreign travel websites on the information superhighway can be as fraught with risk as driving the German autobahn in a Pinto. Looking for a place to stay for a special occasion, Tim Mozer of Los Angeles was shopping online in May for a hotel...
Tags: Travel, Networking, Consumers, Punishment, Air Transportation
The Travel TroubleshooterProcessing a credit card charge for overseas purchases used to be pretty simple. You swiped your card while on vacation, your bank changed the money from pesos or euros into greenbacks, and the amount you spent appeared on your bill. Maybe you paid a...
The Bangkok PostThe Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) will this month review its full-year automotive export value target amid mounting pressure on car makers from the strong baht. "The number of cars, 1.1 million vehicles to be exported this year, will remain...
Tags: Nissan, Bangkok (Thailand), Passenger Cars, Vehicles, Car Parts
The Korea Herald, Seoul / Asia News NetworkSEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- Samsung, LG and a number of other conglomerates and exporters such as Hyundai Motor have been operating emergency taskforce teams since late last year to cope with the falling Japanese currency, industry sources said on...
Globes, Tel Aviv, IsraelThe Bank of Israel will be on standby on Monday morning as inter-bank trading opens with the shekel-dollar exchange rate hovering at the significant NIS 3.6/$ threshold. Earlier this month the Bank of Israel intervened on the foreign currency market for...
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