A Travel Agents Advice…

As your friendly Travel Agent i thought i would talk to you briefly about the holiday/vacation season and here are a few points to consider!

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 Be
Shopping Savvy Abroad

As many of us are looking forward to a getaway overseas in
the coming months there are some things to consider. Having already spent out on flights, a hotel and
plenty of new outfits to wear on your trip you can take some steps to
ensure you don’t part with more of your cash than you need to when
away. That is of course unless you find that perfect pair of heels in
a boutique on the Champs-Elysees, in which case any expense is surely
justifiable.

Plastic

If
cash goes missing then it is gone for good, but if you choose to take
cards instead, they can be quickly cancelled should they be lost or
stolen. Whether you want to carry cash or not while you’re away,
it’s always a good idea to have at least one card on you for any
emergencies.

Many
credit cards have special rates for use abroad, and it is worth
finding out which is the best deal available to you, as the cheapest
interest rates and fees are usually reserved for those with the
cleanest credit ratings. To find out what sort of cards you might be
approved for
click
here to check your credit score. Debit cards are usually the more
expensive option for use abroad but check with your bank to see if
they have special rates on offer.

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Cash

You
will want to have at least some cash to take away to pay for taxis,
tipping at restaurants, or buying things on markets where they are
unlikely to take cards. It is also much easier to haggle with cash
than card and if this is the custom where you are visiting then it’s
wise to be prepared. Make sure you get the most out of the exchange
rate by
comparing
charges and exchange rates

before parting with your pounds.

Paris

Part
of the fun of being abroad is eating and drinking out and exploring
local shops and attractions, but with a bit of forward planning you
can do all of these things without giving your bank balance the post
holiday blues.





So go fourth and enjoy that summer holiday. Tell me do you have anything booked for your holiday this year?

I’m dreaming of the beautiful Lake Garda in Italy, the gelato is like a little piece of heaven!

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4 Comments

  1. July 23, 2013 / 5:22 am

    Awesome information Rachel….
    Travelers really need to go through your article before leaving for any overseas vacation, it will definitely help them how to go on with the stuffs in another country.

    Thanks for sharing the valuable information.
    Riya.Travel

  2. July 23, 2013 / 5:24 am

    Nice points you have mentioned Rachel.
    Necessary to keep both credit card and cash while travelling overseas.

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