Traveling abroad is a great way to explore another culture and way of life. As you and your travel agent finalize the details for your trip, use this guide to figure out how to exchange currency once you get to your desired destination:
Pay with Your Credit Card
Most countries take the major credit cards, which means you do not even have to get cash. Call your credit card company before you leave for your trip and tell them where you will be traveling and how long you will be there. Most cards will charge a fee for the exchange rate, but it usually turns out to be cheaper than exchanging cash. You can also keep receipts of all of your transactions. Write down your credit card number and keep it in a safe location in case you lose your card during the trip.
Use the ATM
Whenever you do need cash on your trip, you can simply go up to the ATM and withdraw it. Call your bank to tell them you are planning to travel and ask them if they charge extra fees to use your debit card abroad. Some banks will not charge these fees. Even the ones that do still give you some of the best rates on the currency exchange.
Get Cash at Your Bank
You can also bring dollars into the bank and exchange them for the currency before you leave. On top of exchange fees, though, this option might also include some delivery fees. If you want to have some cash right when you arrive to the new country, though, this is a good option.
When you plan your trips with the travel agents at Brentwood Travel, we will help you figure out all of the details of your trip. From booking a hotel to exchanging your currency, we are here to ensure you have the best travel experience possible. To learn more about our travel services, visit us online or call (314) 439-5700.
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