Every once in a while I’ll be on a tour or staying at a hotel where I can’t help but hear the conversations around me. Sometimes I hear something that makes me stop what I’m doing and listen. The latest happened on a trip to Peru recently when one traveler asked, in amazement, “Why would you use a debit card to pay for an $8,000 tour? Are you out of your mind?!” The recipient of this question mumbled something about responsible spending and not going into debt, but the others at the table hit him with a barrage of arguments that had him saying, “Okay, OKAY—I get it. So what card should I get?” On the one hand, you’ve got to admire a guy who got to retirement age without putting things on a credit card. That restraint and fiscal responsibility are admirable. On the other hand, half the people at that table I was eavesdropping on had not paid for their flight—they cashed in miles to get to Peru. This guy, on the other hand, had … [Read more...] about Are You Getting All the Credit Card Perks for Travelers?
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June Casagrande, NerdWallet Published 5:30 pm CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. “Free travel” — two little words that can jump-start the pulse, excite the imagination and, if you’re not careful, actually take money right out of your pocket. Travel rewards credit cards offering big sign-up bonuses and seemingly endless opportunities to earn points toward free flights, hotel stays and more can be almost irresistible. They’re so appealing, in fact, that you can entirely forget that issuers of these cards are in business to make money. Merchant fees, interest charges, late fees and annual membership fees all have a way of tipping the balance sheet in the issuers’ favor over the long term. Even without grabbing the hottest new credit card offer, you can come out a loser in the points and miles game. Frequent traveler loyalty programs can lure you into making choices that are ultimately bad for … [Read more...] about How to Sidestep the Potential Pitfalls of Travel Credit Cards
Sacombank international credit cards holders will enjoy promotions during summer vacation. — Photo courtesy of SacombankViet Nam News HCM CITY — Sacombank has announced promotions for international credit cardholders when they book air tickets, hotels and sightseeing services or spend when travelling under programmes it has launched for the summer holidays. From April 1 to September 30, Sacombank international credit cardholders (excluding corporate credit cards) can send text message THE VIVU <last four digits on the credit card> to 8149 to get benefits when shopping and spending overseas, though not online. CCardholderswill get a preferential foreign currency transaction fee rate of just 1.5 per cent when they spend at least VNĐ5 million (US$215.5). Sacombank Visa Signature cardholders will get their Sacombank air miles tripled, enabling them to redeem tickets from many airlines, get Vietnam Airlines reward miles or redeem for annual fees or cash. Other … [Read more...] about Sacombank offers summer vacation deals on credit cards
Sarah Skidmore Sell, Ap Personal Finance Writer Updated 2:08 pm PDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 FILE- In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is hoping a credit card will entice more iPhone owners to use Apple Pay. less FILE- In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, ... more Photo: Tony Avelar, AP Photo: Tony Avelar, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, … [Read more...] about Apple tries to take a bite out of credit card industry
18 Jan Indonesia travel guide – plan your dream trip Posted at 00:33h in Blog by Victoria You may have heard stories of people who planned to travel around Indonesia for 2 weeks and they ended up staying there for more than a month. What influenced them to make this decision? Some people were convinced by the excellent surfing, others by the multitude outdoor activities they could have there. If you are planning to visit Indonesia in the near future, you may have no idea where to start. It is understandable that you are stressed out. You will have a trip to the country of 100 islands; you will have tons to do. However, before heading to the airport you should make sure you are prepared for this trip. You need a visa to visit Indonesia When you arrive in Indonesia, you will need a passport valid for at least six months after your arrival and tickets showing your onward passage. The citizens from around 65 countries can obtain their visa when they arrive in … [Read more...] about Indonesia travel guide – plan your dream trip