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Who’s Offering the Best Buy Back Exchange Rate on Travel Money?

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Frank Sinatra once claimed that it's very nice to go travelling, but it's so much nicer to come home. That's a noble philosophy, but clearly old Blue Eyes had a team of assistants to deal with that most frustrating of administrative tasks - exchanging overseas currency back to legal tender in the UK without spending a small fortune on fees. Of course, it's tempting to approach this the same way we exchange our sterling for euros, dollars or Thai Baht before jetting off on holiday; a token search Read more

Pre-paid Travel Cards

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With the possible exception of losing your passport, the one thing that every traveller fears most is misplacing their stash of pounds or local currency. Having carefully weighed up the exchange rates before heading to the airport and handing over our hard-earned in exchange for a fistful of what looks suspiciously like Monopoly money to the untrained eye, we have to guard these notes carefully, lest we end up paying the unwelcome charges that accompany cash withdrawals overseas. There are always Read more

‘All-Inclusive Holidays’ may not Always be a Good Choice

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  The pound is pretty weak against competing currencies such as the Euro right now, which is causing concern for holidaymakers. More and more Brits are opting for ‘staycations’  within these shores, but let’s be honest – you deserve some sunshine this summer. While the unpredictable nature of the British climate can be charming and provides a never-ending supply of small talk with strangers, the temptation to jet off to warmer climes is ever-present.This begs the question as to how Read more

Is Travelling in ‘Luxury’ Really Worth the Extra Money?

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Do you turn left or right when you board your flight? If you are turning left, it would mean you are travelling business/club/premium class, or whatever relevant name the airline gives this ‘more luxurious’ class. Forgetting 1st Class, is it really worth the extra money for, on close examination, very little extra for double, treble or quadruple the fare paid for the proverbial ‘back of the bus’? Perhaps for the business traveller, who is travelling on company time and money it may be, but Read more

Today’s Best Euro Rates

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Our historic Euro currency graph will help you find the Best Euro Rate to Ensure you buy your Euro travel money at the best Euro rate available online. In addition, If you need to sell Euros at the very best rates you will find a list of today's live up to date best Euro exchange rates for International money transfers Today's Best Euro Rates (Travel Money)   Pound to Euro [insert_php]$currency="EUR";include "../live_holiday.php";[/insert_php]   Today's Best Euro Rates for International Read more

Will holidays Abroad Cost Brits More in 2017?

Will holidays Abroad Cost Brits More in 2017
After the shock vote of Brexit, the British pound plummeted and caused anyone travelling on holiday last summer to find that it cost them far more than they expected. It was further compounded by certain countries refusing to accept British currency, due to the vulnerability of the exchange rate. Is this going to continue? It is not just about the money, there are several factors that are making this year a bumper year for the Brits to holiday at home. The pound rallied once the dust had settled, Read more

The Dangers of Using an ATM Abroad

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We are constantly reminded by our major finance institutions to be careful whenusing ATM’s in the UK. Whilst security precautions are stringent here, this is notalways the case when you travel to far flung destinations. Generally speaking,Europe is equally as vigilant with as many anti-theft devices installed and CCTV (thatis a little like shutting the door after the horse has bolted – once your money is taken,it’s taken), but problems still occur. Thieves become more ingenious by the day, Read more

Staying Safe Abroad

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Overseas travel can be a fantastic, mind-expanding experience, but it can also be dangerous. An element of complacency creeps into all of our everyday lives when at home as we tend to know our surroundings intimately – we're aware of which roads to avoid alone late at night, how to safely negotiate the streets via private or public transport, and where to go whenever any kind of unexpected situation may arise. It's rare that we'll able to say the same whilst on holiday, however, so what should Read more

Are Brits Heading for a 2017 Staycation due to the Weak Pound?

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  Article 50 has been triggered, and unless the UK undergoes a drastic change of leadership following the June 8th General Election, Brexit will become a reality. Many Britons are already feeling the effects of the UK’s departure from the EU thanks to the falling value of the pound against such global currencies as the Euro and the US dollar, but what impact is that having on our day-to-day spending habits? The value of the British pound has dropped roughly 15% lower than that of the US Read more

Sentosa Island: Singapore’s Favourite Playground

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In Florida it’s the Magic Kingdom, Californian’s head to Universal Studios, and the French get their thrills at Disneyland Paris. From Alton Towers in the UK to the towering lights of the Las Vegas strip, our need for fun, thrills and spills is tangible and not exactly limited by choice. Take Singaporeans for example. Their tiny island city is a built-up maze of high rise office towers, glitzy malls and crowded streets. There’s barely enough room to bow politely on famous Orchard Road, let Read more