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  Category: Articles » Articles by Author » Author: Michael Hanna
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1.County Kildare may have more to offer visitors this autumn than the Ryder Cup
A trip to Ireland conjures up images of green rolling countryside, Guinness, the craic and, especially this autumn, golf. With the K Club in County Kildare hosting the biannual tussle between the USA and Europe, a late tourism boost for Ireland can be ...
[Added: 25 Aug 2006   Hits: 761   Words: 420]

2.Ryder Cup encourages more Visitors to Ireland to Explore beyond Dublin
Over the last decade Dublin has carved out a reputation and position as one of Europe's leading city break destination. Ireland has made great efforts to promote itself, and its' capital, as a tourist destination and has made great strides in doing so. But still ...
[Added: 25 Aug 2006   Hits: 789   Words: 453]

3.Mobile Phones Don't Touch
The mobile phone industry is renowned for its commitment to integrate new technologies into handsets to deliver an ever expanding plethora of functions to the end user. Many of the latest technologies are concerned with adding functions to the handsets to offer more diverse functions to the user. ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 1045   Words: 374]

4.Technology Based Features Dominate the Latest Mobile Phone Handsets
For years now the mobile phone manufacturers have been attempting to pack increasingly sophisticated and numerous technological functions into smaller and smaller handsets. Recent years have seen the addition of functions such as Bluetooth, MP3 players and GPRS become standard features of our ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 665   Words: 455]

5.UK first-time house buyers feeling over stretched
The population of Britain is renowned across Europe as a nation of fanatical home owners. While members of other countries are content to rent their home rather than take on the burden of actual ownership and long-term financial debt, people in the UK seem fixated with the idea ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 614   Words: 483]

6.Credit cards aging well as after 40 years they take on the internet
The world of personal finance has come a long way since the first credit card was introduced by Barclays in June 1966 and the first cash machine became available in 1967. The latest figures from APACS, the UK payment association, suggest that there are approximately 32 million credit ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 1062   Words: 436]

7.Credit cards paving the way towards a cashless society
Over the last 40 years since their first introduction, credit cards have rapidly become one of the most used methods of payment for goods and services. This summer it is predicted that in the UK there will be a 35 percent increase in spending using plastic between the months of ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 726   Words: 434]

8.Life begins at forty
I turned forty last month - whoopee a big celebration for something I'd prefer to let slip past. I'd rather that no one noticed and I made a simple transition into my forties without a fuss. But oh nooo; my loving family decided to remind me by ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006   Hits: 515   Words: 536]

9.Is it really possible to sell a house quickly and easily?
As a home owner, with a stable and secure job, I am now earning just enough to purchase a larger property. Although I have been already through the buying process once before, I am finding the new challenge of juggling the sale of my old property ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006   Hits: 715   Words: 793]

10.EU Recycling Law to Push Prices on Electrical Goods
The price of electrical goods including TV's and washing machines looks set to increase following the implementation of a new EU directive on recycling. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive could stimulate an increase in price of electrical goods of over ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006   Hits: 818   Words: 490]

11.Vegas without Elvis? What could be more impressive...the Hoover Dam anyone?
Called a 'modern civil engineering wonder of the United States,' the Hoover Dam is one of the most intriguing historic tourist attractions in the US, and a must-see for those planning a trip to Nevada or Arizona. The project, named so in honour of Herbert Hoover's US presidency ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006   Hits: 1461   Words: 542]

12.Credit cards for students are they a help or a hindrance?
Debt and credit cards have become an inevitable part of a modern UK student's life. With graduate debt running at an average of over 13,000, it is easy to see the appeal of gaining the ability to spread the day to ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 701   Words: 548]

13.What is life insurance?
Life insurance is a financial product that few of us like to think about. We would all like to believe that we are going to live forever, however there comes a point when reality needs to step in ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 425   Words: 772]

14.What are stock broking stop & trailing stop orders?
A stop order, also known as a stop loss order, is a type of stock order where the trader can set a point to buy or sell a security once the price of that security reaches a ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 859   Words: 594]

15.Go online to get the best contract phone deal
When my mobile rings at the moment there is a roughly 50/50 chance that it is some poor sales guy offering me a 'fantastic' deal on a new mobile phone. This annual ritual of advances and declines that takes place every July can mean only one thing. ...
[Added: 02 Aug 2006   Hits: 453   Words: 515]

16.UK music festival guide 2006
With the British summer seemingly here at last, the UK music festival season has managed to get off to a great start with RISE, Monsters of Rock, the Isle of White Festival and the recent T in the ...
[Added: 14 Jul 2006   Hits: 704   Words: 617]

17.Hamburg's magical Mile - Hamburg is more than just a World cup venue
Now that the World Cup has ended and all the football fans are gradually trickling away from their temporary surrogate homes across Germany, the country can begin to get back to normality, and the usual business of tourism can take hold once again. ...
[Added: 14 Jul 2006   Hits: 746   Words: 590]

18.Who should've won the World Cup - Australia!
Yes I am an Australian, but before you get petty and accuse me of bias, I've got a dual nationality to throw back at you. I'm lucky enough to be both an Australian and EU citizen (and two ...
[Added: 14 Jul 2006   Hits: 650   Words: 443]

19.UK themeparks are a great opportunity for the whole family to get a break
The summer holidays are here again, and trying to find somewhere to go for a short break holiday or a good day out that is suitable for the entire family, including young children, can ...
[Added: 12 Jul 2006   Hits: 430   Words: 513]

20.Tenerife encourages rural tourism
The Spanish island of Tenerife is a popular destination for tourists seeking its volcanic sand beaches, lunar landscape and sub tropical climate. Increasingly dependent on tourism, the Tenerife Tourism Corporation are now promoting the attractions ...
[Added: 12 Jul 2006   Hits: 488   Words: 410]

21.You don't have to be 18-30 to enjoy a holiday in Mallorca
Jump in a taxi, hire car or bus and you can get far away from the popular south coast resorts which target the profitable 18-30's market. From Palma , you can explore the varied countryside that the island has to offer. Fight ...
[Added: 12 Jul 2006   Hits: 469   Words: 441]

22.Getting off the beaten track couldn't be easier than in Jersey
Exploring this tiny island's lush valleys, well-kept fields and unspoilt coastline couldn't be easier. 450 miles of fast roads and small country lanes create endless opportunities to explore and discover Jersey's beaches, parishes and tourist attractions. Jersey also has a network of tree-lined ...
[Added: 12 Jul 2006   Hits: 482   Words: 397]

23.Sardinia - Italy's unspoilt, multi cultural gem
An ideal climate, gracious people and fine cuisine make Italy a perfect destination for the independent traveller whether their preferences are seeking an active, cultural, historical or indulgent trip. While we all know about the wonders of Rome, the romantic appeal of Florence and Venice ...
[Added: 10 Jul 2006   Hits: 469   Words: 520]

24.Sample a diversity of cultures on a fascinating island of stunning beauty. Cyprus has something for
Cyprus is indeed a stepping stone to three continents. Whether you are looking for holiday packed with activities, historical sights, sunbathing, partying or exploring, Cyprus has it all. Its array of assets makes it a perfect destination for the independent traveller. Cyprus is ...
[Added: 10 Jul 2006   Hits: 441   Words: 493]

25.Italy's magical city of Florence - the capital of the exquisite Tuscan region
Italy's ideal climate, animated people and passion for cuisine make it a perfect destination for independent travellers seeking much more than a one dimensional package holiday. Choosing where to start a trip of ...
[Added: 10 Jul 2006   Hits: 481   Words: 395]

26.Exploring Malta by Car Offers More
Tens of thousands of European holiday makers will plan, book and descend upon the shores of Malta this summer but as one of Europe's best known and loved destinations might have more to offer than the typical package holiday might suggest. The islands position at ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 412   Words: 424]

27.Travelling Beyond the Algarve Reveals the Real Portugal
The Algarve is atypical sun and sand holiday destination attracting tens of thousands of Europeans every summer. Although the region has much to offer both the package holiday maker, independent traveller and, of course, golfer, many visitors to Portugal fail to ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 560   Words: 494]

28.Venturing further into Malaga and the Costa del Sol this Summer
The Costa del Sol is perhaps the most traditional summer holiday destination for UK holiday makers and this summer, like many gone before, will see an influx of Brits and holiday makers throughout Europe descend ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 460   Words: 475]

29.Travel and Holiday in Dubai with Car Hire
Dubai has quickly commanded a position as the main tourist hotspot in the Middle East. The region is one of the seven Emirates which make up UAE and is a favoured stop off destination on long haul tours and is dominated by the eponymous chief city ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 417   Words: 472]

30.Budapest an Ideal City Break but What Lies Beyond?
Hungary's recent accession to the EU has made travel to and from the country simpler and more attractive to travellers from other European countries. The tourism industry is booming in Hungary and its' capital, Budapest, has established a firm place on the list of must ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 522   Words: 403]

31.Car hire adds more to Alicante as a Holiday Destination
Alicante is perhaps best known for its airport and tens of thousands of holiday makers from across Europe will be travelling through the terminus on their way to established resorts such as Benidorm. Most visitors to this region of Spain will visit Alicante twice on arrival and on ...
[Added: 01 Jul 2006   Hits: 480   Words: 398]

32.A near death experience
I am a mother of three - I have two boys and a beautiful little girl. They can be a real handful at times. I take care of my children by myself for the most part. I split up ...
[Added: 15 Jun 2006   Hits: 378   Words: 671]

33.Tourism and Hotel industry representatives say no to proposed "Bed Tax"
Current plans to introduce a "Bed Tax" have been roundly criticized by the hotel and tourism industry. The plan is being proposed as part of a national Government tax review of local government funding and would see a 10% ...
[Added: 15 Jun 2006   Hits: 661   Words: 494]

34.To Bilbao Or Not To Bilbao, Means Of Transport Is The Question.
This time of year Spain becomes a Mecca for British tourists trying to flee the country and get a tan, and whilst some football fans are currently postponing their holiday until after the world cup finishes, now is an ideal time to get away. Bilbao ...
[Added: 15 Jun 2006   Hits: 1043   Words: 504]

35.Car Hire in Hamburg for World Cup 2006
The World Cup in Germany this June will bring a tourist windfall for the host cities as more then 3 million visitors from around the globe descend on the venues for the world largest sporting event. Germany's diverse main cities have much to offer and many are ...
[Added: 14 Jun 2006   Hits: 994   Words: 420]

36.Going to Frankfurt for the World Cup 2006
As the kick off to the FIFA World Cup 2006 draws closer, the 12 host cities are putting the final touches to their preparations to hosting the largest sporting event in the world. Some of the ...
[Added: 09 Jun 2006   Hits: 384   Words: 443]

37.Will you be watching the World Cup on your Mobile Phone?
World Cup 2006 is almost upon us and the worldwide audience is set to smash all records. But the days of cramming around the television in the front room or in the local pub are diminished if not yet gone. With increased technological developments, football ...
[Added: 09 Jun 2006   Hits: 573   Words: 367]

38.The world cup is drumming up amazing amounts of finance this summer
World cup fever for 2006 is predicted to be more intense than 2002, with the advertising industry tipped to see higher sales than previously, with estimated spending on marketing reaching 300m during the tournament. The Centre for Economics and Business Research has stated that there is likely ...
[Added: 09 Jun 2006   Hits: 1102   Words: 425]

39.Places to stay in Dortmund for World Cup 2006
Germany is set to host the FIFA World Cup this summer with an anticipated 3-4 million fans travelling to the 12 host cities for a festival of football and culture. As the global community ...
[Added: 09 Jun 2006   Hits: 515   Words: 420]

40.Have you arranged where you are going to stay in Cologne for the World Cup
As the FIFA World Cup 2006 descends upon the 12 host cities of Germany, some of the most prominent cities such as Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt will barely bat an eyelid seasoned as they are to staging events on a world stage. ...
[Added: 08 Jun 2006   Hits: 523   Words: 441]

41.Being Healthy can be Fun
Many fear that our younger generation are being forced into a world of vedging out in front of the TV, spending hours playing computer games and indulging in what is perceived to be quite frankly a lazy lifestyle. Research into ...
[Added: 08 Jun 2006   Hits: 544   Words: 435]

42.Getting the best mobile phone deal available
The mobile phone marketplace has rapidly evolved into one of the most competitive consumer marketplaces out there. At no time is this more evident than around the time when your existing mobile phone contract is set to expire. It is interesting, if a little infuriating to receive an avalanche ...
[Added: 02 Jun 2006   Hits: 2272   Words: 465]

43.Car Hire in Stuttgart for World Cup 2006
With the FIFA World Cup 2006 about to kick off in Germany this June, the 12 host cities are finalising the preparations that will see some 3-4 million fans dispersed between them over the course of the 4 weeks. As the festival of football arrives, the German cities prepare ...
[Added: 01 Jun 2006   Hits: 558   Words: 497]

44.Car Hire in Nuremberg for World Cup 2006
The World Cup in Germany this summer will be the biggest tourist draw in Europe for 2006 as well as being the most popular and watched sporting event in the world. The host cities of Germany are prepared for the influx of tourists and ...
[Added: 01 Jun 2006   Hits: 553   Words: 577]

45.Air fares nudge up price of living
It was revealed earlier in the week that the cost of living increased last month. Unfortunately for those seeking a last-minute Easter break abroad, it was partly a rise in air fares which caused the damage ...
[Added: 01 Jun 2006   Hits: 347   Words: 499]

46.World Cup Fever - How to Celebrate - Win or Lose
On Friday 9 June the World Cup kicks off in Germany, signaling for those in the football world the start of many heady summer days jostling for prime position in front of a TV screen. With the scene set, the mood is ripe for a ...
[Added: 01 Jun 2006   Hits: 296   Words: 465]

47.Lenders' Exit Fees under Investigation
With most buyers borrowing well over 100,000 to buy their property, lenders' exit fees usually in the region of 50 to 300 pounds are a tiny percentage of the overall mortgage costs. Yet these penalties have created so much anger, that some borrowers have taken on the ...
[Added: 31 May 2006   Hits: 319   Words: 522]

48.Golf history of a game in constant evolution
The true origins of the game now called golf have been hotly debated over the years, as throughout history almost every civilisation has played some form of game with a club and a ball. Various competing ideas have been put forward as to its initial ...
[Added: 18 May 2006   Hits: 403   Words: 647]

49.How fantastic would a spa break be
These days' alternative therapies are all the rage. Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, crystal healing, detox regimes, it is difficult to know where to start. One of the best ways to try out some of the more ...
[Added: 18 May 2006   Hits: 359   Words: 671]

50.Bank penalties a leading cause for complaint
Penalties imposed by banks on customers who exceed their overdraft limits continue to come under intense scrutiny, with overdraft penalty charges proving to be the bane of customers' lives and a major reason for the increased number of complaints received by financial institutions in the last year or more. ...
[Added: 18 May 2006   Hits: 267   Words: 538]

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