Plastic cards still best for travel money

Plastic cards still best for travel money

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My longstanding recommendation that you rely primarily on plastic for travel money — credit cards for big-ticket items, debit (ATM) cards for cash — remains as valid as ever. In some cases, you can avoid fees and losses entirely; in others you pay something but lose less than any other way. For foreign travel, especially, you can’t beat plastic. Credit …

Easy international travel with one plastic card ticket in Europe

Easy international travel with one plastic card ticket in Europe

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Calypso, ITSO & VDV are the first to demonstrate interoperable multi-application smart ticketing in international public transport use. Three European smart ticketing organisations Calypso Networks Association (Belgium), ITSO (UK) and VDV (Germany) have demonstrated that a single smart card can be used for public transport across all three ticketing systems. In an innovative international multi-application demonstration, tickets from three national transport ticketing applications – British ITSO, French …

First smart travel cards for bus passengers in Wales

First smart travel cards for bus passengers in Wales

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BUS passengers in a Welsh city are to become the first outside London to use pre-paid smart cards to travel. The passes, which are similar to London’s Oyster cards, will be introduced by Newport Bus on Monday. They will be available in weekly, monthly and annual card types and will work by being held against the bus ticket machine. A …