Tag Archives: Holidays

Brits eye overseas holidays as Sterling shows signs of life

Better-than-expected currency sales in the first quarter indicate strong and sustained demand for overseas holidays, Post Office Travel Money has declared in its latest Holiday Money Index. Announcing year-on-year increases of 55 per cent increase in currency sales made online for the year to 31 March and of 47 per cent for April to date, the Post Office said that ... Read More »

3-Day Bank Holidays Add To People’s Cash Woes

Mumbai: As the banks remained shut for the third consecutive day on Monday and many ATMs continued to run dry, it caused further inconvenience to people, who are already reeling under a currency crunch. The banks are likely to witness a rush of people tomorrow, when the operations resume. The three-day long bank closure started from December 10, as it ... Read More »

Chinese Turn to Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. Software developer Li Jin in Shanghai used one after he ... Read More »