With so many things to organise for an overseas trip, you might be overlooking one of the most important parts – spending money! We all love to try foreign cuisine and you know your friends and family will be disappointed if they don’t receive any souvenirs. So, to organise your travel cash or cards, check out the below options.
It’s time to convert your hard-earned cash into holiday bills! Head to your local bank branch to brag about your trip and withdraw foreign dollars. Although many may believe that this is an expensive way to exchange your currency, the rates from banks regarding common currencies are not particularly competitive when compared to other currency exchanges. However, we would recommend comparing exchange rates before locking in your option.
Travelex is a leading worldwide money exchange that allows you to buy currency online and have it delivered to your home or you can swing by your local store to pick it up. They also offer Travelex Money Cards which are prepaid money cards that can be loaded with Euros, British Pounds, Japanese Yen, Thai baht as well as New Zealand, US, Canadian and Hong-Kong dollars. And don’t stress about ATM fees, Travelex doesn’t charge for withdrawing money!
In the Moreton Bay Region, near Redcliffe, Travelex is located at:
If you decide last minute you want a little extra, Brisbane Airport also has a Travelex stand.
Use a travel money card like your own debit card with Cash Passport Platinum Mastercard available from Australia Post with $0 online reload fees, loading up to 11 different currencies and locking in your exchange rate. To ensure security against fraud, the Cash Passport has a chip, PIN and signature features and is not linked to a bank account. At the end of your trip, you can also cash out your Cash Passport online.
Some additional great features include 3 months of free global Wi-Fi when loaded with a minimum of AUD$100 available at 1.4 million global hotspots and complementary access to airport lounges worldwide should you receive a flight delay.
No matter which option you choose, we’re sure you don’t need to be told twice to ensure your cash or card is always kept safe. Travelex and Mastercard have 24/7 support for their travel money cards and will help secure your money against fraud, but it’s probably best to avoid that stress. You will also have the option to exchange currencies overseas should you run out of money.
Good luck, safe travels, and remember, have fun!
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