Keeping Our Customers’ Trust through Compliance & Regulation

By Duncan DeVille It’s no small feat to transfer money in more than 200 countries and territories and over 130 currencies in just a few minutes. At Western Union, we understand our customers value this speed of service paired with the comfort in knowing their money will arrive at its destination – whether it is for a birthday present for grandma in Mexico City or to help a friend traveling in Bangkok. Because of this, our business depends upon trust and reliability ...

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How to Find a Good Restaurant While Traveling

Food is one of the easiest ­– and by far the tastiest – ways to gain cultural experience. From specialty street food to diverse food halls, every destination offers an edible memory. But you’ll have to go beyond the tourist drag to find truly delicious chow. Check out our expert tips and tools for finding the best places to eat on your next trip.   Avoid the tourist traps Those “too good to be true” spots in your travel guide are ...

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7 Cities Reinventing Themselves as Tourist Destinations

Rome was the 16th most visited city in the world last year. But as the saying goes, it wasn’t built in a day. It takes strategic planning to make a city attractive to visitors. Check out the cities investing in tourism, infrastructure, and regeneration which are destined to become popular tourist destinations in the near future.   Rotterdam: Making the Most of a Moniker In 2001, several tourism organizations merged to form Rotterdam City Marketing, a unified group transforming key ...

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Why TSA PreCheck is a Must-Have for Frequent Flyers

It’s amazing how most of us stand in an airport security line and watch as TSA PreCheck holders sprint through the express lane, but still wonder if it’s worth applying? The answer is YES, you absolutely should. In June 2017, 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in security. As you might’ve noticed, members don’t have to remove liquids or electronics from their bags. They also get to keep their jackets, belts, and shoes on. ...

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Western Union Wins Three finder.com Money Transfer Awards

At Western Union, our customers find us through a variety of channels. Tech-savvy consumers often search for reviews and comparisons on sites such as finder.com. Comparison sites can help consumers make informed decisions, based on a number of factors that may be important to them. This year, after being put through the rigorous methodology at finder.com, Western Union won three of the finder.com Money Transfer Awards — Most Convenient, Best User Experience, and Fastest Transfer. “Western Union is ...

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WU@MISS BFF 2017

May we introduce to you two of our brand ambassadors: Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 Two Austrians based in Vienna/🇦🇹 – two lucky girls – two wild hearts – two happy souls – two girls on a mission: 🌍90days around the world🌎 bff2017.miss.at Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 also visited the Western Union regional headquarters in Vienna, Austria and shared with us their experience with Western Union. Join us in following them as they explore the world: #missbff2017 #missmagazin bff2017.miss.at. They will ...

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InstaGotham: An Instagrammer’s Guide to NYC

Any ‘grammer worth their likes has paid a visit to the Big Apple — and it shows: New York is the most Instagrammed city in the world. Discover the Gotham City sites your feed needs and some tips to help your shots stand out.   1. Central Park Number of Hashtags: 4,758,452 finding peace in solitude. A post shared by J.N. Silva (@jnsilva) on Jun 25, 2016 at 3:07am PDT Sheep’s Meadow and the Central Park Zoo are photogenic, but Bethesda Fountain is ...

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10 of the Hardest Things for Expats to Get Used to

Something funny happens when people live abroad. The expats stick together – even if they’re from opposite sides of the world. That’s because expats have strikingly similar experiences acclimating to their new environment. Plus, you can’t really commiserate over the bizarre foods and unfamiliar customs with a local. Here are the top ten things that take time for expats to get used to.   1. Standing out everywhere you go This can be good or bad, depending on where ...

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Digital Innovation in the Hands of Those That Need It Most: Migrants and Refugees around the World

By Khalid Fellahi Today, the measure of digital innovation success lies not in the scale of – and mere access to – digital technology, but in how these tools raise global financial health and, by extension, promote positive social change. The world’s migrants and refugees are one of the largest participant groups in the global economy and, as such, digital innovation has never been more important for their life and wellbeing. From an economic perspective, the World Bank estimated that migrants ...

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9 International Desserts No Sweet Tooth Can Resist

Different countries might not see eye-to-eye on travel policies or climate change; but one thing’s for sure, we all have a delicious way of satisfying our sugar cravings. So next time you have a taste for ice cream or apple pie, consider of one of these unique international desserts instead.   1. Baklava Origin: Turkey  Popular throughout the Middle East, baklava is made from paper-thin layers of flaky filo dough, filled with chopped nuts and spices then drenched in honey ...

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