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21 November 2014
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£16.56 Charge for £500 Debit Card Withdrawal at Foreign ATM

Ukash Travel Money card reveals the ‘bill-shock’ for holidaymakers that use debit cards to withdraw cash abroad The fact that mobile phone roaming charges have been halved may be good news for Brits travelling abroad.  However, payments innovator, Ukash, is warning about another hidden cost that causes bill-shock on the return home. Holidaymaker, Ed, recently […]


18 November 2014
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Do You Stash Money Like The Aussies?

Australian travellers are sitting on more than $800 million in leftover foreign currency which they’ve failed to convert upon their return, new research has found. Instead of exchanging currency when their holiday is over, an average of $221 per traveller is stuffed away into drawers and boxes and forgotten about, the MasterCard Money Management Index […]


23 October 2014
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Brits Hoard Holiday Cash Instead Of Exchanging Back

Brits are hoarding around £3 billion of unused foreign currency in their homes as 13% of the population fails to convert their money back into sterling. This money is often kept for future trips, with the average family having a pot of £110 leftover following a holiday, according to peer-to-peer lending firm Zopa. Just 16% […]


17 October 2014
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Travel Guides

Formula 1 in the States and Brazil: Your Brief Travel Guide

The Formula 1 Championship is nearing its conclusion and trips to both North and South America could prove pivotal in the race for the driver’s title. While Mercedes have already wrapped up the constructors’ championship, their two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, are still locked in a battle for pole position. British racer Hamilton […]


25 September 2014
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Sourcing Holiday Destinations: Brits Think Outside the Box

Deciding upon a holiday destination that makes the entire family happy can often be a tricky task, but it seems Brits are exploring more avenues than ever to find their holiday hot spots. New research from ABTA has revealed the many different sources that holidaymakers consider when searching for inspiration. A multi-channel approach is now […]


11 September 2014
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Travel Guides

Experiencing the Orient: Your Guide To Formula 1 In The Far East

The end of September and start of October represent two very important days in the Formula 1 calendar – the time when the racing event visits Singapore and Japan. On its journey around the globe, the Grand Pix season offers plenty of excitement and drama, and this is certainly the case in the Far East. […]


9 September 2014
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Travel Guides

What You Need to Know About the Munich Oktoberfest

It is an event renowned – and indeed replicated – across the world and it is certainly an experience for anyone who visits. The Munich Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair, running for 16 days until the first weekend in October (unless it falls on the 1st or 2nd, in which case it lasts a […]


28 August 2014
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News

North-Easterners Top the Bill for Souvenir Holiday Spending

Purchasing souvenirs when on holiday is a popular pastime for many Brits that are keen to show off where they have been on their travels. From small gifts for friends or office workers to massive presents for the family, there really isn’t much limit on what can be bought when abroad. But what regions of […]


4 August 2014
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Travel Guides

Strong Currency Opens Up Turkey Travel Options

Current exchange rates between the pound and a number of other International currencies are at record highs, ideal for those travelling this summer. In the last year, the pound has strengthened by around 9% against the euro, and 12% against the US dollar – but it is against Turkish lira where an incredible increase has […]


23 July 2014
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Travel Guides

Why Visit Historic Italy This Summer?

The pound to euro exchange rate remains strong, making Europe, like many other destinations, a very popular choice for a summer getaway this year. For somewhere that really has everything, those looking for a destination for this summer should look no further than Italy – stunning architecture, historical beauty, beautiful weather and of course, fabulous […]

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