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Cheering Post-Olympic Travel to London

If deal-hunting were a medaling sport, travelers who plan a trip to London in coming weeks would earn judges’ top marks.

Hotel prices for late August and September are as much as 60% off compared with usual rates for that time, says Gabe Saglie, senior editor at Travelzoo. The four-star Millenium Bailey’s Hotel, for example, has starting rates of $130 per night, a 60% discount, while four-star Meliá White House has package rates as low as $233 per night, which amounts to 55% off. Some properties are also throwing in extras like free breakfasts and room upgrades. “August is still peak travel season in London, so this is rare,” he says.

But cities that host the games typically see softer prices in the months after, experts say. Many build additional accommodations in anticipation of the crowds; when all those fans decamp, hotels often drop prices to fill rooms. (As we’ve previously reported, in some cases, the deals can linger for years.) Plus, tourists already planning a trip to an Olympic host destination usually time it to coincide with the games, which could mean fall crowds are smaller than usual, says Clem Bason, president of booking site Hotwire.com. That can further drop hotel rates and lead to better deals at restaurants and local attractions.

The catch, of course, is finding cheap airfare — and there’s no noticeable post-Olympic effect there. “If you can find an airfare for under $1,000, definitely go,” says Amy Chen, online editor for Frommers.com. Travelers are more likely to see those rates after Labor Day, she says. By then, round-trip fares are likely to be closer to $800 from the East Coast and $1,000 from the West Coast.

Despite the deals, travelers should steel themselves for the fact that their other spending won’t go very far. One U.S. dollar currently buys £0.63, compared with a more favorable €0.81. “London is still an expensive city, requiring some conscientious budgeting,” Saglie says.

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    • But as I wrote above, without the abitily to hedge bets why would anyone take the risk of lending money to governments on the verge of bankruptcy? What happens to the muni market if buyers can’t depend on swaps to save them if things go badly? make it clear you will rig the game, and nobody will play.the fact that it actually serves to reward the riverboat gambler that wrote CDS’s and punishes those who tried to be cautious and hedge their exposure is, to their mind, unfortunate, but there you are. (if they even see it that way. they may be aiming at naked buyers of CDS’s that they brand speculators).But what is lost in this argument is that the game is the bond market itself. To end it just as the demand for sovereign borrowing is at historical highs seems like the type of risk that the governments that need the money do not wish to take. I can just see farmers being told that they have to lose the money that they had with MF Global because JPM and GS would not pay out on the Greek bond defaults. If you think that the OWS movement is angry now imagine what happens when they have more ammo and more support from mainstream people who are finally pissed off from being treated like sheep to be fleeced. otc derivatives have become a much, much more complex situation as a result of all this.i don’t want to go anywhere near it if a government is involved. Which was what Sinclair was saying. If you and others don’t go there the treasury market will rely on money printing and primary dealer purchases. How does that way not lead to hyperinflation?

    • Hi Craig. Thanks so much for creating this forum spfeicic to the PP. The thread over on Bogleheads was getting a bit long. This is a great way to organize the different topics.Many thanks to the regular contributors too. You folks are really great for sharing and helping others.

    • Hyperbola,Now you’re willfully igonring some basic requirements of financial math. If the income figures stay equivalent as you claim (and which I’ve assumed), the home owner is still paying way less than the renter every period starting in about year four or five. That money saved should be compounded in the same equity savings you’re computing for the renter. You can either create an account in your model for the home owner to bank and compound that saved equity (in which case, he gains all the same benefits you are currently accruing one-sidedly to the renter), or it has to be deducted from the renter’s equity every period to cover the difference. That’s the only way to truly compare the cost of one decision vs. the other. If you leave that out, your model doesn’t compare anything to anything. Rate this comment: 0 0

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