Airport currency – the lost millions

airport currency facilities

Airport currency exchange facilities in departure lounges are the perfect emergency service for holiday procrastinators. But with 24hr internet access, is there any excuse for wasting your hard earned money by leaving currency exchange until the last minute? Too busy? Procrastination is something most of us have dealt with at one time or another. Usually brought …

Travel Money Cash or Travel Money Card: Which is best?

picture of travel money cash and travel money card

Recent data has shown that card payments have overtaken cash payments in the UK for the first time.  However, this is not mirrored across the world and we see many different examples of monetary culture with countries that have been slow to embrace this new financial technology or conversely, become almost cashless societies. So which …

Are you addicted to buying souvenirs on holiday?

souvenir stall

Half of Brits addicted to buying souvenirs: £1.9billion spent this summer is the headline from research* conducted by Debenhams Personal Finance, and has revealed exactly how hard-hitting our obsession is.  It shows that nearly half of us are addicted to buying souvenirs and we are spending £1.9billion as a nation on objet d’art, otherwise known …

Pound To Euro Exchange Rate Recovers After Turbulent Summer 2017

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Well, what can I say…we all thought that the Summer Of 2016 was an interesting summer for the Pound To Euro Exchange Rate what with the Brexit Referendum, but the summer of 2017 has been almost as equally interesting. What with a snap UK General Election called by Theresa May, the start of the Brexit …

Edinburgh Airport Currency Exchange Rates

Edinburgh Airport Currency Exchange Rates

Despite Edinburgh being the second largest city behind Glasgow in Scotland, Edinburgh Airport actually flies more passengers than Glasgow Airport does. With a growth rate of 11% in total passenger numbers between 2015 and 2016 Edinburgh Airport flies over 12 Million passengers every year. With this many passengers flying in and out of Edinburgh every …

London Luton Airport Currency Exchange Rates

London Luton Airport Currency Exchange Rates

London Luton Airport is the fourth busiest airport in London behind Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport. However, the London Luton Airport has seen the biggest growth rate in passenger numbers at 19.4% in 2016 when compared with 2015. With this increase in passenger numbers at the London Luton Airport comes an increase in …

‘Interbank’ Rates and Travel Money Rates: What’s the Difference?

Last week I posted a vlog to see if I could put Siri to the test and find a better exchange rate for euros than on our site. Compare Holiday Money is designed to find you the best exchange rates and does this by comparing the UK’s top currency suppliers. I wanted to find out …