Monthly Archives: April 2016

Turkish Lira and Egyptian Pound Fall Out of Favour with Brits

british holiday makers boycot turkey and egypt
A report released today by Asda Money confirms the content of my blog post Turkey – Tourists Stay Away as Predicted that Turkey has fallen out of favour with Brits due to their involvement in the war in Syria and the potential threat of terrorism in Turkey aimed at tourist. Asda Travel Money data revealed that demand for the Turkish Lira from British holiday makers has fallen a massive 68% and another currency, the Egyptian Pound, has taken a hit as well with data reporting a fall in demand of Read more

International Currency Exchange ICE bought by HNA Group

Ice - International Currency Exchange
ICE International Currency Exchange has been bought by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for an undisclosed sum. London based ICE was founded in 1973 and is one of the worlds largest travel money and overseas money transfer providers with a network of over 350 branches and bureaux in 70 airports and multiple other locations in 19 countries. The owners of ICE, Lenlyn Holdings Limited , has a turnover  in excess of 1 billion pounds in currency annually. HNA Tourism will take over the running of the Read more

Don’t Buy Your Euros at Cardiff Airport – Shock Report

Cardiff airport travel money Euro exchange rates
I came across a news story this morning that contained some shocking research carried out  by travel money broker Fairfx. Their findings show that Cardiff Airport is the worst place to buy Euros  and at Heathrow Airport the rates offered varied from terminal to terminal. These rates were collected on Tuesday 12th April by Fairfx. Cardiff Airport Euro rate offered by ForExchange bought 0.93 Euros and the US Dollar Rate  bought 1.06 US Dollars. The Top Euro Travel Money Broker Listed on Our Read more

Post Office Travel Money Sale Dates

Post Office Flash Sale on Euros, US Dollars. The Post Office will be running a flash sale on the following dates: Offer details: 8am 4th May – ongoing - Improved rates on Euros and  US Dollars. Please note the above sale does not apply to high street branch walk in purchases. Buy online in order to get the improved sale rates. Related posts: The Post Office Euro Sale Non Event Read more

Travel Money Charges for Home Delivery

Covent Garden FX
  Covent Garden FX have reduced their starting point for free home delivery from £1000 to £750. This makes Covent Garden FX the most competitive travel money broker on our site for amounts above £750. This amendment to free home delivery charges is across all currencies we feature on our site. This is good news for all our customers as the majority of sales made on Currency Today's website are for between £750 and £1000. If you need travel money but have less than £750 to exchange, Read more

Travel Money Click and Collect Best Rates London

Acefx store front
  Our Winner offering the Best Rates in London is Acefx...  Using £750 Pounds into Euros today's best Click and Collect Euro Travel Money Rates can be found in London. Acefx tops our comparison table at 1.237 Euros to the Pound.  If your like me and don't like to drive around them traffic clogged streets of London,  you can opt for free home delivery at the same great click and collect rates saving on fuel and  parking  charges. NB: Acefx  website accepts payment by debit card only. Acefx Read more

Turkey – Tourists Stay Away as Predicted

  In a blog post I made in November 2015 " Is the Turkish Lira and Tourism about to Tank?" it warned of a threat to their tourism industry from the Turkish leaders actions in Syria.  In recent months Turkey has been hit by a series of terrorist attacks carried out by the Kurdish rebels and Isis which has had a direct impact on future tourist numbers visiting Turkey. The holiday company TUI Group, owners of Thomson and First Choice brands, stated yesterday that Europeans were shunning Turkish Read more