Flying To, From, and Within Europe

If you haven’t flown to Europe lately—or ever—you might feel a little confused about the newest regulations for flying abroad or within the European continent. Keep these pointers in mind, and you’ll do fine.

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Tips for Enjoying your European Hotel Stay

What you might not have thought about is what to expect at your hotel. In the U.S.A., hotel standards are pretty consistent. You know what to anticipate at a Motel 6 and what to look forward to at the Four Seasons. In Europe, the lines are not so clearly drawn.

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Deciphering the European VAT

Europe’s VAT—the Value-Added Tax—is essentially a sales tax, and can sometimes be refunded. That’s the good news. Every year, however, tourists leave behind millions of dollars’ worth of refundable tax. The bad news is that getting a refund is a tricky proposition.

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