Here at CompareHolidayMoney we are passionate about building relationships with UK Travel Bloggers and we want to know what you are doing on your travels, where you go and what you get up to.
If you are a professional uk travel blogger or just an amateur writer with your own travel blog we would like to hear from you.
We love travel and we want to share everyone’s best experiences here on our blog. We want to know where you stayed, where you ate, what attractions you visited and whether you would recommend your holiday to anyone else. Read more... (228 words, 2 images, estimated 55 secs reading time)
Newquay joins the Airport Parking Rip Off bandwagon
Yet another airport joins the parking rip off bandwagon and has scrapped free drop off and pickup parking. This time it is Newquay Airport and they have introduced a minimum charge of £1 for just 30 minutes and going upwards from there until they hit £13 a day. These charges came into effect on April the 1st but this is no joke and isn’t funny. Read more... (277 words, 1 image, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Today’s Exchange Rates Explained
The big news story this week has been the Cypriot banking crisis. What made this banking crisis different from the last banking crisis was the initial decision to levy a one off tax on individuals’ bank balances. Up until now savers money has always been protected up to the limit of £85,000. Taking money from savers is a major sea change. Read more... (662 words, 1 image, estimated 2:39 mins reading time)
What is the best kind of money belt? Obviously I cannot answer this by endorsing a single product but there are really three kinds of money belt in fashion at the moment. There is the traditional money belt that really is a kind of belt that you wear around your waist with a pouch on the inside. These are OK for goig through an airport or city and taking a large amount of currency. They are not so practical if you actually want to get the money and actually buy something. Read more... (345 words, 1 image, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)
Airport Parking e-Petition Part 2
When I did my first post about airport parking set down and pick up fees [http://www.compareholidaymoney.com/blog/airport-parking-rip-off/] the original e-petition had just 100 signatories. One month on, we have nearly doubled that figure. These e-petitions have a life span of twelve months in which we need to gather 100,000 signatures and at least 1 MP’s support. Read more... (274 words, 1 image, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Improved Rate Alert: For this weekend only The Post Office have even better online rates on Euros, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Francs, Bulgarian Lev, Czech Koruna, Norwegian Kroner and Swedish Kronor. These special rates will be available from 8am Saturday 9th February to 8am Monday 11th February.
On Euros and US Dollars, the more you buy, the better the rate.
Order this weekend and your Travel Money will be delivered for FREE to either your local Post Office branch or your home on Tuesday 12th February.
The Post Office have been awarded ‘Best Foreign Exchange Provider’ for the last 6 years running by the British Travel Awards. Read more... (116 words, 1 image, estimated 28 secs reading time)
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Airport parking Rip off?
Living in St Ives I am used to seeing expensive parking charges but £2 for 10 minutes and £3 for 15 minutes caught even my eye as over the top. Stansted Airport is the first airport to close their drop off and pick up parking spaces and in its place they have created what they are calling “Express Set Down”. They now charge £2 or £3 just to stop and drop off passengers and their bags. One can easily imagine that this is something that is going to spread to other airports and once you are there I cannot see that there is much you can do about it but pay up. Read more... (372 words, 2 images, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
Book a Self-Drive Ski Holiday this Winter
If you’re thinking of sloping off to hit the pistes this ski season, a self-drive trip is the ideal way to reach your destination at a pace that suits you, and give check-in queues and baggage limits a miss. (The latter can be especially helpful if you’re self-catering or taking your own ski gear with you.)
Self-drive ski-ing: feel the benefits Read more... (876 words, 1 image, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
Because dealing with tourist exchange rates are not the same as the banks foreign exchange rates (forex) it[tourist exchange rates] generates its own set of questions. Chances are you are not a professional currency trader and we appreaciate that and so we are updating our Frequently Asked Questions over the next few weeks and inviting you to ask questions that you would like to see us answer. The first of these is presented here.