Euro - Travel Money Saving Tips
When arriving at any new destination for first time visitors it can't hurt to stop by the Tourist Point to get any free maps, discounts, and cost free events. Most decent hotels have free WiFi so try using this to avoid any surprise Roaming fees on your phone when you get back home. ATM and credit card use varies greatly between countries so purchasing a prepaid Travel Card before leaving for your travels can save time and hassle.
If you would like to travel by train and can book a fare way in advance you can save money by getting a pass for Europe's extensive train system that goes pretty much everywhere. You can check prices at sites like RailEurope. To save a lot of travel time and money you can book a sleeper cabin on an overnight train. While travelling across Europe by bus used to be uncomfortable there are now low cost luxury buses available. And now to save even more time at your locations instead of travelling to them, costs for flights have greatly reduced in recent years making it a very affordable and very fast way to get around. Depends on your preference.
For more travel tips and ideas on ways to save money when traveling in the Eurozone read our EU Travel guide
Also see our full Foreign Exchange Guide to the Eurozone for more money saving tools and information on Euro Transfers and Travel Money.
Exchange rates are volatile and can move considerably on a daily basis. Setting up a watchlist will help you decide the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction. These daily alerts can notify you either when the interbank exchange rate make large UP/DOWN moves or when rates reach a HIGH/LOW for periods up to 90-days.
|FROM / TO||90 DAY TREND||LATEST RATE||ALERTS (UP/DOWN/HI/LO)|
GBP / EUR
ALERTS: 14-DAY UP 3.7% | 90-DAY HIGH |
At 1.1618 GBP/EUR is trading well above its 90 day average 1.1154 with period range 1.0672 to 1.1623. ALERTS: GBP/EUR is UP 3.7% this 14-DAY period and has also risen to a 90-DAY HIGH. Updated: 19:35-AEDT 09:35-BST 04:35-EDT
GBP / USD
ALERT: 14-DAY UP 5.2% |
At 1.2936 GBP/USD is trading well above its 90 day average 1.2348 with period range 1.203 to 1.2985. ALERT: GBP/USD is UP 5.2% this 14-DAY period. Updated: 19:35-AEDT 09:35-BST 04:35-EDT
GBP / AUD
ALERT: 14-DAY UP 3.3% |
At 1.8852 GBP/AUD is trading well above its 90 day average 1.8161 with period range 1.7681 to 1.8983. ALERT: GBP/AUD is UP 3.3% this 14-DAY period. Updated: 19:35-AEDT 09:35-BST 04:35-EDT
GBP / TRY
ALERTS: 30-DAY UP 6.2% | 90-DAY HIGH |
At 7.5955 GBP/TRY is trading well above its 90 day average 7.052 with period range 6.5977 to 7.5955. ALERTS: GBP/TRY is UP 6.2% this 30-DAY period and has also risen to a 90-DAY HIGH. Updated: 08:15-AEDT 22:15-BST 17:15-EDT