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  • Gen Y and Boomers lead globe trotting charge

    Gen Y and Boomers lead globe trotting charge

    Tuesday 07 January 2014

    Despite the recent fall in the Australian dollar over 23% of Australians have taken at least one trip overseas in the past 12 months according to Roy Morgan Research. And its Gen Y and Baby Boomers who are leading the charge. 27% of Gen Y and 26% of Boomers have taken international holidays in the past 12 months.

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  • Amex respond to airline offerings with travel card upgrade

    Amex respond to airline offerings with travel card upgrade

    Thursday 12 December 2013

    Amex has responded to competition heating up in the prepaid travel card market by saying goodbye to cross currency conversion fees. Leading prepaid travel card competitors Ozforex, Qantas Cash and Velocity Global Wallet had an edge over Amex in their ability to host a wider breadth of currencies on their cards, but no more.

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  • Airlines spark comeptition in travel card market

    Airlines spark competition in travel card market

    Wednesday 11 December 2013

    Recent arrivals to the prepaid travel card market from the Airlines are heating up the competition for travelers foreign dollars.   With more than a dozen prepaid travel cards now available in the Australian market and new additions all the time, overseas travelers now have plenty more attractive options than taking the travel card on offer from their bank.

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  • Australian Dollar drops against the US Dollar

    Australian Dollar drops against the US Dollar

    Friday 22 November 2013

    The Australian dollar has dipped below 92 US cents for the fist time in two and half months after RBA governor Glenn Stevens said he was considering intervention to lower the exchange rate.

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  • Ballot open for 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Centenary

    Ballot open for 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Centenary

    Thursday 21 November 2013

    The ballot is now open for Australians wanting to travel to Gallipoli to mark the 2015 centenary of the Anzac landings.

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  • Shopping online could get a whole lot more expensive

    Shopping online could get a whole lot more expensive

    Tuesday 12 November 2013

    The Abbott government is being urged to reduce the GST-free threshold for items bought online from overseas sources from $1000 to $20. The campaign would hit almost all goods purchased online with a 10 per cent tax. It is estimated that this will mean consumers have to pay an extra $1 billion per year for overseas purchases made online.

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  • More Aussies go over a year without a holiday

    More Aussies go over a year without a holiday

    Monday 14 October 2013

    Over one third of Australians haven't had a holiday in over a year, the latest research from Roy Morgan shows. In the 12 months to August 2012, 35% of Australians over the age of 14 had no holiday within the past year, up from 31% in August 2008. Also, those Australians who do take leave are going less often, with the proportion of us taking three or more trips a year down to 36% while those heading off only annually or twice a year is up 1% to 29%.

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  • Prepaid travel cards surge in popularity

    Prepaid travel cards surge in popularity

    Wednesday 09 October 2013

    Prepaid travel cards are making an impact on the Australian financial services market, widening into mainstream usage with a rapidly growing acceptance. According to the Research and Markets Prepaid Cards Global Strategic business report. The Asia pacific represents the fastest growing regional market for prepaid travel cards, with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19% over the analysis period.

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  • Strong dollar great for Asia bound holidaymakers

    Strong dollar great for Asia bound holidaymakers

    Thursday 19 September 2013

    With the Australian dollar now trading at well over 95 US cents, money savvy travelers will be locking in the savings with cost effective destinations and prepaid travel cards.

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  • Australian cities world's most liveable

    Australian cities dominate the world's most livable cities list

    Wednesday 28 August 2013

    Melbourne has been ranked the world's most livable city for the third year in a row in the Economist Intelligence Unit Global Livability report, with Adelaide, Sydney and Perth also in the top 10. 

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