Posts Tagged ‘ Fleewinter ’

Going to the World Cup?

Mar 30th, 2010 | By

It is a truth universally accepted by the visitor that if there is an attractive event, then locals will load the prices of accommodation, travel, airfares and everything else to try and make even more money. Air fares during the BA strike for example, seemed a lot higher than had been quoted previously by rival airlines. Accommodation prices for the Ryder Cup in south east Wales were, how shall I put this, fully explored for maximum benefit for some providers a little while ago but is now becoming a bit more realistic.
And the same seems to be the case in South Africa. One villa, according to Fleewinter the specialist accommodation provider, wanted to charge £3500+ per night for a villa that slept 12. The minimum rental was 5 days making the total cost £17,500. And you still had to pay for airfares and food and local travel on top. That works out at just under £1,500 per person just to share a room! Another wanted to charge £17,685 for a villa sleeping 18. Talk about taking the Michael.



Buying your Foreign Currency

Apr 13th, 2009 | By

If you’ve been abroad this Easter, you will have had to get some local currency. The signs at the Bureaux de Changes (we don’t seem to have a suitable English phrase) will have said things like “best rates”, “won’t be beaten” and maybe, “commission free.” Whatever they say, at lot of us moan at much money we receive for each pound we change. Some comment just before Easter won’t surprise some as they claim we may not be getting good deals. One currency provider that
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