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11. Posted by Jorgeguide (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Only foreign hard currency being charged the 10% penalty is the USD.

EUR and GBP change rates are shown at BM site.

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13. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

Universal Currency Converter™ Results Using live mid-market rates.
Using live mid-market rates. More currencies...

Printed from the XE Universal Currency Converter at: www.xe.com/ucc
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Live rates at 2008.05.29 05:13:30 UTC
100.00 GBP = 188.516 CUC
United Kingdom Pounds Cuba Convertible Pesos
1 GBP = 1.88516 CUC 1 CUC = 0.530458 GBP

hope this will help
tried to post the Us$ change rate,there is the 10% extra charge on top,so $100 is today around 85 CUC

[ Edit: Edited on May 28, 2008, at 10:22 PM by marlis ]

14. Posted by Marcosx (Inactive 9 posts) 8y

I think Marlis tried to post something to the effect of a web site which gives mid-market rates of exchange which are more advantageous. But his post was edited because it had a reference to a commercial (God, you would think TravellersPoint resides on another planet) web site.

Mid-market rates are rates used by large trading houses or governments and are not to be taken into account by regular travellers. Banks in Cuba or anywhere in the world, when trading with individuals use a less attractive rate because they make their profit from the difference between the two rates.

Anyway this post was started by Chestwig looking for a website. Travellers Point wants everyone to book through THEIR accomodation site. Should Chestwig or anyone of the 20 daily visitors to this site like to compare, they can look at my profile.

Duh.

15. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

@ marcosx
I did the editing myself because I tried to post the exchange rates for US$ to the UK
rates and it was ending up in double posting.
So it was my fault and my editing!:(
btw I'm a she....

16. Posted by Jorgeguide (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Marcos:
Sorry for my ignorance but I can’t find any accommodation options at this site for Cuba. Is it possible?

17. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting chestwig

Quoting Sam I Am

Just wanted to clarify one thing regarding the pricing per person as it is certainly not done that way to make extra money. If a property only has double rooms and they cost 50 usd then this is what they would enter. The system would display this as 25 per person, because it shows the price on a per person level. The same room would cost thus still cost 50, like it would on any other site (providing the owner doesn't enter a different price there of course!). So no extra money in doing it this way in other words :)

HHmmm I'm a little dubious of what your saying there. Some of the rooms I have looked at are priced about £10 ($20) per room in my guide book but when using your website thats what is being charged per person. I guess there is always someone trying to squeeze extra cash out of you somewhere along the line!!

The prices here are set by the accommodation owner. They might be setting twice as high prices online, but that seems doubtful to me (they don't in 99% of the cases in the rest of the world)? Could be the guidebook is outdated too. Or a combi of both :)

18. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting Marcosx

I think Marlis tried to post something to the effect of a web site which gives mid-market rates of exchange which are more advantageous. But his post was edited because it had a reference to a commercial (God, you would think TravellersPoint resides on another planet) web site.

Mid-market rates are rates used by large trading houses or governments and are not to be taken into account by regular travellers. Banks in Cuba or anywhere in the world, when trading with individuals use a less attractive rate because they make their profit from the difference between the two rates.

Anyway this post was started by Chestwig looking for a website. Travellers Point wants everyone to book through THEIR accomodation site. Should Chestwig or anyone of the 20 daily visitors to this site like to compare, they can look at my profile.

Duh.

Marlis already pointed out that she edited the post herself based on a mistake she made. Feel free to keep this in mind for future occassions before blurting out stuff.

Chestwig was looking for accommodation in Cuba and asked specifically about this website and the prices here, so I clarified something. Sure, we'd be happy to have people book through our site since it's part of what pays for all the free services we provide (like these forums where you post, or the photography upload function that has allowed you to promote your own website here for free), but you can hardly say we push it on people. I didn't even include a link to the Cuban accommodation page in my reply.

If you're suggesting this site has 20 daily visitors, then why have you taken so much time to actively promote your business to them here? I'm guessing you're just having a really bad day. Don't worry, happens to all of us!

Note: I 'un'flagged your post as it was an answer to the question here. Admittedly a lot more promotional than we'd normally allow (please see forum rules if you're ever in doubt), but as you're a Full Member some slack should be cut.

Quoting Jorgeguide

Marcos: Sorry for my ignorance but I can’t find any accommodation options at this site for Cuba. Is it possible?

Since you ask, they're here :)

[ Edit: Edited on May 29, 2008, at 10:55 PM by Sam I Am ]

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