1 in 10 leaves travel money to the last minute, sorting it out within 24 hours of their departure while 17% leave it to just a few days prior to their holiday according to a new survey of 1000 travellers by leading travel money provider ICE – International Currency Exchange. With the Euro outselling all other currencies and sales of Euros up 4.16% year on year, ICE offers its top tips for buying Euros for the Spring and Summer holiday months.
|When are you buying?||How to buy||What £500 would buy you at:|
|The day of travel||
|ICE Heathrow Underground687 Euros|
|The day before travel||
||ICE Waterloo692 Euros|
|Two days before travel||
|A week before travel||
|Two weeks before travel||
||iceplc.com677.50 Euros on the ICE Travellers Cash Card|
Currency rates taken from iceplc.com 14.07.15
“Leaving it to the last minute doesn’t necessarily mean losing out says Koko Sarkari, COO of ICE. “It really pays to shop around and plan your holiday money in advance. For those short on time there is a choice of 17 locations including 7 major train stations and airports to pick up Euros and US Dollars at discounted rates through our Click & Collect service”.
The ICE Click & Collect service simply requires customers to print off a voucher from the ICE website or show the voucher on their phone to access rates that often beat quoted online rates and promises their best rate on the day of collection.
“If you allow enough time, a prepaid card offers a whole host of benefits, not least security and some, such as the ICE Travellers Cash card offer rates that are comparable if not better than rates for currency ordered online. Organising travel money isn’t the most exciting part of the holiday but with a little planning you’ll have a bit more cash to splash.”
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