Credit card foreign transaction fees going up

Most credit card companies charge fees whenever you make purchases in a foreign country. This article by Tamara E. Holmes is very informative:

Takeovers and fee hikes hit travelers — and even those who stay home
By Tamara E. Holmes

If you’re planning a foreign trip, double-check with your credit card issuers to find out how much using your credit and debit cards will cost you: Many have increased their foreign exchange fees.

Dominicans: World’s Best Hosts for the Visiting Tourist

Playa Juanillo 4

The Dominican Republic was recently selected by the Travel ranking
organization of Spain, as the country that best receives and treats tourists.

The recognition was awarded based on a recent survey carried
out by Travel Agent magazine amongst travel agents in Spain
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