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The contagious thrill of exploring the unknown is catching up. Travel aspirations are on the rise with greater thirst for exotic experiences. TripAdvisor Travel Trends 2016 reveals that 69% of world travellers have planned to venture out into new fascinating locales, 17% of them want to wander solo, and 15% want to get onto adventure travel, all for the first time.

traveller apps

Whether it is a road trip, a cruise or a flight, staying connected online is key to avoiding overwhelming scenarios. Go for the following 5 mobile apps to ease out and enliven your trip.

Citymapper: Need info on subway / metro, train, bus, cab, ferry or bike rentals? Citymapper is the ultimate public transportation app that helps you find the best route with real-time directions and departure times.

Foodspotting: Don’t let your hunger pangs get you grumpy. Foodspotting app caters to your food cravings by helping you find your favourite food aided by your friends, experts and other foodspotters.

XE Currency: For on-the-go currency conversion information with/without internet connectivity, XE Currency is the app you must possess.

Splittr: It’s quite a task to keep track of group expenses on multi-destination trips, especially while travelling with friends. With Splittr, you’ll just have to enter who paid what. The rest is taken care of.

TripLingo: Interacting with the indigenous people could add an awesome flavour to your jaunt. TripLingo app helps you engage better with the locals by offering vernacular phrases and translations with built-in security and money-saving features.

Basking in the serene morning sun in the Maldives, stunned at the swirl of green in the Artic skies, hitchhiking on the picturesque South American roads, enjoying soul soothing African safaris in unspoilt landscapes; you’ll find your true freedom only when you pop out of your comfortable ecosystem.

We’d love to know which mobile app helped you the most while traveling. It feels great to be lost yet connected!

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the numbers of global air passengers are expected to reach 7 billion by 2034, which is more than double the 3.3 billion who flew in 2014. No surprises there! The 4 C’s of air travel – conventional, convenience, comfort and competitive costs – help in attracting more frequent fliers. 

If you are planning to be a jet setter this year, here are some tips that may help you make your air travel easier and more enjoyable.

Air travel tips

Fly Non-stop

The cost, duration and comfort of your air trip depend on your choice between non-stop and direct flights. Know the difference between the two. Non-stop flights do not have intermediate stops, while direct flights may include stops at intermediate points, with no change in flight numbers.

Optimally Manoeuvrable Luggage

Travel luggage goes though enormous battering in the cargo section. Invest in a hammer-proof, durable baggage with sturdy double-spinner wheels, combination TSA lock, and telescopic handles on both the top and side.

Locate Your Luggage

Tag your luggage and label them with contact information. This comes in handy when you need to locate or manage your luggage in conveyor belt collection areas, lost luggage areas, luggage storage facilities, in taxis and hotel lobbies. For the sake of safety and security, list an official address (like your office, local community centre, etc) or a pre-determined drop-off point.

Early Bird Benefit

The early bird gets the worm. Or in this case the best opportunities for flight rates, upgrades, seat allocation, and more! Try to be at the airport early to enjoy the experience and go through the airport formalities at your own pace. Ask for any hotel bookings, alternative flights, food or any other amenities you might need. Don’t hesitate to post relevant updates on social media, to boost your chances of getting served.

Ease the Stress

High stress levels could be triggered from the boredom in noisy airplanes and airport. Listening to your favourite music or watching a great movie could drastically bring down the strain. Carrying your own noise-cancelling head phones, interesting books/book-friendly gadgets, travel games, art book, greatly helps, especially when travelling with children. A travel pillow is also recommended!

Loyalty Rewarded

Sign-up for airline loyalty programmes that will earn you extra miles, points pegged to monetary value, choice seating, priority check-in, security and boarding, sometimes even zero baggage fees. Preferential treatment is provided to passengers covered under loyalty programmes during upgrades, delays or cancellations.

Hydrate the Jet Lag

Our bodies get confused when time zones and body rhythms change. Water is the best hack to ease the jet lag. Go with the flow (literally). And watch your eating and sleeping schedules. Boost your endorphins with some on-the-go exercises and stretch your body to release the travel kinks. You could also invest in ‘Re-Timer’, the time control glass that stimulates the part of the brain responsible for the circadian rhythms.

Choose Your Seats

There are several websites that help you find the best flight seats, compare low airfares and in-flight amenities, with real-time flight status alerts. Getting familiar with them will help you choose or ask for a good seat, especially during long-duration flight journeys.

Being polite and nice to flight attendants is the golden rule for a pleasant travel experience. Never underestimate what a cheerful please and thank you could fetch you!

These are our simple yet powerful air travel hacks for a better flying experience. We would love to hear yours! Let us know in the comments section.

Happy Flying!!!

Wandering, like the bustle of a child, leads to the discovery of self & the world. This learning helps one unlearn redundant notions, evolve as a better person and appreciate what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive!

Travelling solo is not as intimidating as it seems. It is infact a liberating, soul-searching experience to get out of your comfort zone, nurture your carefree spirit that brings about inner healing.

Here are a few simple tips for trouble free solo travel.

empowered solo women explorers
Exude Confidence
Confidence not only makes you look awesome, but also gives you that protective layer, to ward off cold advances. Never walk around looking lost.

Backup Plans
Have backup plans A, B & C. When in doubt about the company you keep, the food you eat or where you stay, trust your feminine instincts and act on it.

Hansel & Gretel of Social Media
Just as Hansel & Gretel left pebble trails, imprint your travel trajectory on social media. Post pictures, travel plans and new friend introductions, so that your family can keep track of you.

Make Informed Decisions
When invited to the residences of the party acquaintances, exercise discretion and meet up in public places. Always be alert, reasonable manipulations are ok to stay safe.

Live Local
Thinking, acting & dressing local is very important. Research local customs and learn basic phrases in their native language.

Research your Accommodation Options
Ensure you research about the accommodation before booking the same. Whether you opt for hotels, homestays or hostels, make sure they are safe by analysing reviews. You can also write to, or speak with, former guests (option available travel review websites) to know more.

Be Smart with Technology
With technology in your hands, you are never alone. There are several mobile apps that help you right from trip planning to booking tickets!

Here are a few:

  • Google Translate

              This app comes in handy, right from the time you step out of the airport. You will never be at loss for words with this app in your smartphone.

  • SitOrSquat

              With SitOrSquat app in your smartphone, you need not run around asking directions when nature calls. Simply key in your location to trace the closest closet.

  • Safetipin

              This app gives you security info about your area of stay, local emergency and utility service numbers. It also guides you with the best possible directions to reach                          there.

The apps mentioned above are just the tip of the mobile technology iceberg. Research to uncover more such apps.

Beware of Free Public Wifi
Always check for VPN connections before accessing your bank, or paying online. While free public Wifi may sound inviting, it is the easiest way for miscreants to eavesdrop and steal your bank passwords.

Simple yet Powerful Hacks
Let me conclude with simple but powerful hacks.

  • Have a dummy wallet in your pocket with a few gift cards. When cornered you could hand it over without losing anything vital
  • Photograph all your cards, passport, itinerary and bookings. Keep them in a secure online place that can accessed from any computer
  • Secure emergency cash inside tampon packs and sun tan lotions
  • Never accept car rides from strangers

Travelling solo empowers women and is an amazing experience. Calm your nerves, go-with-the flow and enjoy your trip!

Destinations for a frugal vacation!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

It’s almost fall and we are nearing winter, which means 2015 is coming to an end soon! Still haven’t taken your vacation or planned on a holiday? With just three more months for the year to end, it’s not possible to save up for a holiday. But who says you can’t travel frugally?

We have put together a list of travel destinations which will be pocket-friendly, and yet offer you a great holiday experience!

South East Asian Countries

Think of pocket friendly international travel, South East Asian countries is the first to pop up in one’s mind. Countries such as Taiwan,Thailand,Cambodia,Indonesia,Philippines,Singapore Malaysia,Vietnam and even China offer you more than just turquoise waters, scenic landscapes, fascinating hills and gushing rivers. With cultural tours, sightseeing, wildlife ,shopping,beaches, secret islands and hot spring experience ,it could be even better than European tours ,with ever smiling locals being part of its charm!

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South American Countries

Countries such as Brazil, Argentina,Colombia,Venezuela,Chile,Peru,Bolivia,Paraguay,Nigargua are all treasure houses to vacationers. It’s a complete land of contrasts with its equatorial rainforests and snow-capped mountains, thriving modern cities and ruins of ancient civilizations.

The mighty Amazon River offers rainforest trekking, whitewater adventures and ecotourism. You could enjoy philharmonic orchestra deep in the rainforest at the Renaissance opera house built in Manaus in the late 1800s.Brazil’s Chapada Diamantina National Park features mountains and waterfalls. Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains between Peru and Bolivia & Venezuela’s Angel Falls are all such treat to the eyes.

Historical sites abound at the Jesuit ruins of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná in Paraguay, pre-Columbian ruins in El Fuerte de Samaipata in Bolivia, the walled early colonial city of Cartagena in Colombia and the high-altitude fortress of the Incas in Machu Picchu, Peru.

South Africa

South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, South Africa offers pocket friendly vacationing on its mesmerizing mountains, beaches , wineries, not to mention its wildlife safaris. The weather is moderate with few regional differences.

From off-the-beaten-track markets filled with collectable handicrafts, to bargain-stuffed flea markets and glitzy malls,thier favourable exchange rate makes our retail therapy last longer .

Share with us your holiday experience and your favourite pocket-friendly destinations!

Seven Wonders of UAE

Monday, 10 August 2015

Slip into those travelling shoes and make it a point to visit these jewels when you are in the UAE.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is without doubt one of the world’s most amazing lands. It’s the exquisite and magical combination of deserts and mountains where, modern architecture stands alongside historical monuments. Formed of the federation of seven emirates, the UAE is worthy of a visit in your lifetime. Here is a list of top seven places to see when you are in the UAE:

Best Places in UAE by uaeexchange

  1. Burj Khalifa - The tallest building in the world (828 meters), this sky scraper truly kisses the skies with its magnificence. There’s an observation deck from which you will have a breathtaking view of Dubai.
     
  2. Burj Al Arab, Dubai – This iconic hotel in Dubai is supposed to be the most luxurious hotel in the world. Built on reclaimed land, it claims to be the only 7 star hotel on earth. 
     
  3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – This architectural marvel is one of the world’s largest mosques which can accommodate 40,000 worshippers. With 82 domes, 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers, and the world's largest hand knotted carpet this is a must visit place in Abu Dhabi.
     
  4. Ferrari World – The first and only Ferrari-branded theme park, this indoor amusement park houses the world fastest roller coaster Formula Rossa. For all you adrenaline lovers, this is a paradise.
      
  5. Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai –Built in 1787, this fort is undeniably the oldest standing structure in Dubai today. It houses the Dubai Museum that exhibits ancient Arab artefacts. It also has excavated graves from the third millennium B.C.E.
     
  6. The Beaches and Corniches - With clear waters and white sand, beaches like Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai, and Sandy Beach, Fujairah offer snorkelling opportunities.
     
  7. The Arabian Desert – Perfect for the adventurous kind, the desert is a natural wonder that must be experienced. You can visit the desert in vehicles that are available for hire at almost all hotels. You could also have an aerial view of the desert from a hot air balloon.  

The UAE is filled with a variety of architecture, geographical features and ecosystems and these 7 places to see in the UAE are only the tip of the iceberg. 

Ask any adventure virtuoso, backpacker or avid traveller to list some of their most exciting adventures and chances are that you’ll have more than a few of them who’d have travelled to Thailand. The country has an eclectic blend of virgin beaches, huge monasteries on one side and multi-level flyovers and skyscrapers on the other. Sawasdee to all the travel bugs let me share with you my best holiday experience, so far to this land of sun, sand and sea! 

Places that I visited

I got close to a week’s leave and hence decided to cover only Bangkok (capital city) and Pattaya. I did want to visit Chiang Mai (UNESCO rates this as one of the top 25 destinations in the world), but due to lack of time I had to miss out on it. Phuket is also another famous destination in Thailand that I wanted to visit but due to lack of time couldn’t go. If you are in for some exotic holiday with your spouse then, Phuket shouldn’t be missed at all; they have some lovely island beaches. But if you just want to go enjoy some night life and do some shopping, then Bangkok is the place for you. Pattaya gives you an experience of both Phuket and Bangkok so you can do some shopping and soak up in the sea. 

Thailand trip guide by uae exchange

Day 1: Landed in Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Golden Kingdom

The first thing that caught my attention when I landed in Bangkok was the way their airport was done. One of the best rated airports in the world and the busiest in Thailand, Suvarnabhumi has state-of-the-art facilities; colourful visual designs that make you lose track of your time.  Suvarnabhumi means “golden land”, also known to be “the golden kingdom”, was named by King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The highlight of the airport is the depiction of “Samudra Manthan” which is a significant event in Hindu mythology. This beautifully done sculpture is a sure delight to your eyes and your shutters and is definitely worth a shot!

Bangkok – A little touristy and a little shopaholic

Bangkok is the capital city and is a perfect blend of modern and traditional culture of Thailand. On one side of the downtown, I found hip night clubs and multi-level bridges/flyovers and on another side there were locals who sold their wares sitting in a boat in the river (floating market). To move around in the city, I used a cab. Usually the fares are based on meter, but do insist on meter if driver doesn’t turn it on. But if you are the curious kind who likes to travel by their local transport, then go ahead and take their Tuk Tuk, the most colourful auto-rickshaw I have ever come across. I did use the Tuk Tuk for a short distance and it was a lot of fun! 

Day 1 (contd...) – In the land of malls and monasteries!

Since I had just landed in Bangkok, I decided to take it slow and hence went mall hopping. If you are the affordable shopaholic, then I swear by MBK mall. They have everything there, clothes, to gadgets at reasonable prices that can further be bargained. It is a huge mall and took me couple of hours to scan around. Siam Paragon is one of the high-end malls which has been done very beautifully with the world’s most famous labels inside. After a long walk inside these malls, I came back to my room left all my stuff and went for a nice foot massage. It was indeed relaxing after all that walking! Thailand is very famous for foot reflexology. So if you want to unwind and get a nice massage then do hit the nearest centre which will probably be stone’s throw away from wherever you are!

Day 2  - Got a little touristy

This day I ensure I visited all the important major landmarks of Bangkok

a. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) - Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated in (Thonburi) by the bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya, which was besieged by a Burmese army at the time, King Taksin arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking which is how the name was arrived at.

b. Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) - One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length. This is the most beautiful form of Buddha that I have ever witnessed. It gives a certain serenity and calmness when you enter this temple. 

c. Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha) - The Golden Buddha, officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon, is the world's largest solid gold statue. It is located in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand. I visited in Bangkok in April and it was the time of their New Year – Songkran, so there were lot of preparations going on. But the best thing about all these places is their hot yummilicious dumplings and tender coconut ice-cream that they sell.  

d. Safari World – If your trip includes children, then don’t miss Safari World. If you love zoos and aquarium then this place is a delight. I had an early start to the day to visit the heritage sites and then hit the safari world by noon. Most of the shows are timed in such a way that you cover maximum of shows before the park closes.

Day 3 -  Indulging in retail therapy 

Well Bangkok is every shopper’s paradise. Like I had mentioned earlier, this city is filled with places that allow you to shop without burning your pockets. Indra market and Floating market are two other places which you should visit if you want to go on a shopping spree! The official currency of Thailand is Thai Baht, but US Dollars are widely also accepted here. I wished UAE Exchange had launched gocash (the multi-currency prepaid travel card) card much earlier which would have allowed me to shop in Thai Baht and US Dollars, draw cash from ATMs or swipe on POS machines! Their exchange rate lock facility would have come in so handy which would have saved me a lot from transaction charges and currency fluctuations. Though Thailand is a tourist country and there are plenty of exchange houses available, I did miss out on having a gocash prepaid card that would have spared me from carrying huge amounts of cash. 

Day 4 - Pattaya – The beach city

I spent only two days in Pattaya due to time constraint. But if you’ve got more days in your hands and love beaches, then please do stay on for an extra day or two and believe me you won’t be disappointed!

Statistics say that 1 in every 4 tourist who visits Thailand, visits Pattaya. Located about 165 kms from Bangkok, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. It’s got the most lovely island beaches with clear water that will want you to turn into a fish! After reaching Pattaya, I checked into my hotel and then took off to the precious gems factory. It’s definitely worth the visit since you get a nice audio visual tour in a small train that takes you through the discovery of how these stones and how they are turned into jewellery. In the evening I attended the famous Tiffany’s show which one of the best shows in the world. I ended my day four with a nice long stroll on the promenade along the beach which is a beautiful sight in the night with sea and sand on one side and souvenir shops on the other. 

Day 5 Coral Island – Sun, Sand and Water

I took off early in the morning to catch the ferry to “Coral Island”. This is where the most of beach sports take place. It’s a twenty-minute ferry ride that takes you to the island. There are ferry operators with who will pick and drop you back for a nominal charge. En route to the island there are two stop over points, one for para-sailing and the other for deep sea diving. If you are the adventurous kind looking for some adrenalin rush along with an experience that makes you feel one with nature, then do not miss out on these two activities.

This beautiful island, shallow beach is ideal for people of all age group. It was a visual treat to me and since this was my first visit to an island beach, I spent a lot of time swimming and playing in the water. There are couple of eateries in the island and also some souvenir shops. But I suggest you eat light and skip buying souvenirs here since they are a little over priced compared to the ones on the promenade. 

After some shopping on the promenade I spent some time with the locals there taking part in their Songkran festival celebration. Songkran is the Thai New Year and the Thai celebrate it by pouring water at each other. It was a lot of fun shooting water at each other, and reminded me of Holi festival that we celebrate back home in India. The next day, my final day in Pattaya, I hopped on to a bus back to Bangkok the next day to catch my flight back home.

Ten Reasons why I will come back to Thailand again!

  1. The monasteries 
  2. Floating Market
  3. Affordable shopping
  4. Pattaya Beach
  5. Coral Island
  6. Tuk Tuk and night life
  7. Yummy Thai cuisine
  8. To visit Chiang Mei and Phuket
  9. To visit the Gems Factory, Pattaya
  10. All this at an affordable price!

 

Money Majlis, the popular annual promotion, from UAE Exchange, launched for 2012. 101 exciting prizes await customers, who conduct money transfer or other financial transactions at UAE Exchange branches in Bahrain, between 1st August and 31st October, 2012. Prizes include an SUV and total cash worth 1,000,000 in payout currencies.

Money Majlis Bahrain

Sending money from any UAE Exchange branch in Bahrain can win our customers an SUV and more! The leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand presents the 2012 edition of Money Majlis, one of its most popular promotions. Customers, who send money or make other financial transactions at any of the UAE Exchange branches in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will qualify for the draws. Apart from an SUV in the mega draw, a total amount of cash worth 1,000,000, in respective payout currencies, awaits 100 customers in three monthly draws. They will get the transacted amount back up to a maximum of 10,000 in their respective payout currencies. The promotion, which started on 1st August, will continue up to 31st October, 2012, and would emerge with 101 lucky customers chosen in three raffle draws, slated on 3rd Sept., 3rd Oct. and 5th Nov., respectively. The mega draw will also be on 5th Nov. 2012. UAE Exchange is conducting this popular promotion in association with Xpress Money, the leading global instant money transfer brand, with over 135,000 agent locations across 125 countries.

UAE Exchange connects expatriates with their dear ones, across the globe, more passionately than anyone else.” said Mr. Deepak Nair, Country Head – Bahrain Operations, UAE Exchange. “At UAE Exchange, we ensure that our promotions add value and raise the standards of our service further, by presenting the customers with greater qualitative experience. This promotion is one among the many, which we have lined up, round the year, for our esteemed customers in Bahrain. The prizes, which we offer are a small step towards making many dreams come true.” added Mr. Nair.

“We are extremely glad to announce another edition of the Money Majlis promotion.”, said Mr. Gopakumar Bhargavan, Chief Marketing Officer, UAE Exchange. “This all-community promotion is one of the oldest and most popular marketing promotions from UAE Exchange, offering customers high-value prizes. We are thankful to our associate, Xpress Money and our partners for making this 2012 edition more exciting for our dear customers.”, added Mr. Gopakumar.

Talking about the promotion, Mr. Pushpak Damania, Head - Business Development, MENA & AFPAK, Xpress Money, said, “As a brand, we look to be closely engaged with both our customers and our partners and we found Money Majlis to be the perfect combination of both. This year’s Money Majlis promises to be bigger and better for the customers and I am sure it will be well accepted. We hope that it will prove to be another successful customer promotion for our partner, UAE Exchange, in Bahrain.”

UAE Exchange, the first remittance brand to get an ISO certification in the Kingdom, offers this promotion across its 11 branches in Bahrain. The trusted money transfer partner, for millions of customers, has built a network of over 600 direct offices in 30 countries across five continents, which is the largest among remittance brands, globally. A strong correspondent relationship with over 150 leading global banks fortifies its strength.
For more information, visit www.uaeexchange.com/bahrain

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Is salary payment a nightmare for you every month? While it is interesting and exciting to watch the business grow, when the number of employees grows with it, payroll management becomes a daunting task. Tedious paperwork, errors and backlogs haunt you out of peace. As you struggle on your way through, your employees may suffer with inconsistent and erroneous salary payment. So the situation is definitely not an advisable one for both parties.

As United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the past 30 years, witnessed great development on the economic front, many businesses mushroomed and employee base increased phenomenally. With the increase in manpower, authorities felt the need to streamline salary disbursal process which will reduce inconvenience to both employers and employees.

Towards this the UAE Ministry of Labour and UAE Central Bank together came up with a unique solution called Wage Protection System (WPS). This award-winning initiative was equipped to streamline salary disbursal issues. As per the Government’s vision it was mandatory for all corporate entities to be registered under WPS and to comply with its regulations, which protected the interests of both employees and employers.

For more information log on to http://www.smartpaysolutions.com/

UAE Exchange Malaysia Celebrates Philippines Independence Day

As a mark of respect to the Filipino community, UAE Exchange Malaysia participated in the Philippine Independence Day celebrations, conducted by the Embassy of Philippines in Malaysia on June 9, 2013. The event witnessed participation from nearly 3000 Filipinos, business entities, and other organisations.

Giving more reason for celebration were UAE Exchange’s discount coupons for individuals sending money to Philippines. The coupons were distributed as a mark of appreciation for the trust that customers continue to bestow on UAE Exchange. Customers sending money to Philippines receive a 50% discount on their transactions by submitting the coupon at UAE Exchange branches.

The Independence Day event gave UAE Exchange an opportunity to further strengthen its bond with the Filipino community and create a foundation for long-lasting relationships.

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Xpress Money LogoMuscat: Xpress Money, one of the fastest growing global money transfer brands, recently announced a flat fee of RO1.70 for remittances of any denomination to India during Ramadan. This is among the lowest rate of money transfer fees among remittance service providers in the Sultanate of Oman.

By combining effective management of exchange rates and an affordable transfer fee of RO1.70, Xpress Money now offers one of the lowest rates to customers in Oman who send money to India. It is also among the few remittance services to offer a flat fee for any amount sent via its network from Oman to India.

Pushpak Damania, Head-Business Development for Mena Afpak, Xpress Money, said: "India is the largest remittance receiving market in the world with inward remittances upwards of $64 billion in 2011. Since it is such a high volume market, we are tapping into the efficiencies of scale that our extensive networks in Oman and India can generate and passing on the savings to our customers. The holy month of Ramadan stands for sharing with the community, so we thought why not share this initiative with our customers, at this special time. Affordable

This rate reduction highlights our commitment to make money transfer services more affordable and easily accessible to customers.- Xpress Money has built a formidable pan-India network of 36,000 agent locations through tie-ups with leading banks, non-banking financial institutions and single agent locations. It has also invested in robust technology to enable secure, reliable and convenient access to remittances for customers. To broadcast its message of lowest pricing of a flat fee of RO1.70 to India, Xpress Money will launch a 360-degree marketing campaign in Oman.

Xpress Money has pioneered new standards in money transfer services since its establishment in 1999. It offers a bouquet of services to address varied customer demands in both evolved and evolving remittance markets in 'cash to cash', 'cash to bank account', cash to mobile', and 'online money transfer' categories. Xpress Money constantly innovates to bring homes closer for the growing expatriate community across the world.

Source: timesofoman.com

Xpress Money launches campaign on safe remittance

Xpress Money, engaged in money transfer business, has launched a State-wide campaign to educate people, particularly families whose kin make remittances from abroad, about risks involved in “illegitimate” means of money transfer.

In view of the fact that a large number of people make remittances in “unsafe” ways, the money trading firm has decided to educate consumers about safe remittance practices and legal means of money transfer besides creating awareness about the brand.

Districts to be covered:
The campaign was formally launched on Wednesday with flagging off of a canter that would cover all major remittance locations like Karimnagar, Adilabad, East and West Godavari district.

Xpress Money global marketing and communications head Vinesh Nair who launched the campaign said the money transfer firm adopted below the line approach in the State to enable meeting customers at their locations. A large number of families who receive remittances from abroad were low on awareness about safe remittances and hence, the campaign to reach out the grass root level, he said.

Source: thehindu.com

For more information, log on to: www.xpressmoney.com

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