Economical Exploration

Travel companies develop alternative payment methods for frugal consumers

Implications - Seeking to appease sightseers on a budget, companies in the travel industry are developing alternative payment concepts that allow people to pay with personal skills and contributions. This is in step with consumer demands for discounts and exclusive offers.
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Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,757 Total Clicks Mar 15 - Jun 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: WorldTravel
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Mild 403 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 15
Worker Travel Exchange Projects
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Mild 1,346 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 15
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Mild 839 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 15
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Untested 169 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 15
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