Why You Should Use Travellers Cheques When On Your Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be a relaxing and care free time of the year. However, unfortunately something things go wrong. One of the worst things that can happen is for you to lose or get your money stolen. This is because without money there is not a lot you can do and chances are that you’ve spent a lot on booking your holiday in the first place so can’t afford to just get more money out.

 

Travellers cheques are a much better option than cash when you are on your holidays because if they get lost or stolen they can easily be replaced. This means that you won’t have lost all that money that you worked so hard for. Although it will still be a bit of a downer on your trip it won’t be the end of the world and you won’t lose any money.

 

Travellers cheques are a much safer way of carrying money around and it won’t be the end of the world if you lose them or they get stolen.  With the majority of travellers cheques you can get free replacements for them if they get lost or stolen within 24 hours. This is much better than simply losing all of your money because this could completely ruin your holidays and you may even have to come home early.

 

There was a time when you could only exchange travellers cheques for cash in banks whilst on your holidays. However, as they are now being used more and more by holiday makers, most shops and restaurants accept them as a form of payment and will give you your change in cash. This means that not only can you have the peace of mind that if they get lost they can be replaced, but you also know that they are nearly as easy to use as it would be to pay in cash.

 

Another advantage of using travellers cheques whilst you are on your holidays is that you can get a better exchange rate from them. Travellers cheques benefit from a better exchange rate than the banknote rate for foreign currencies when you make a purchase.

 

With so many advantages of using travellers cheques, it would be silly to take cash with you on your holidays. Not only are they easy to use but you can get them replaced should they get lost or stolen. This means that once you have got them back you can go back to enjoying your holidays like you should be.

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One response to “Why You Should Use Travellers Cheques When On Your Holidays

  1. I completely agree. When traveling you need to have multiple forms of money – cash, travelers cheque, credit cards, debit cards. I was in Africa recently and lost my card in the ATM.

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