Brits 'getting confused' over currency

02 October 2009 07:55

Brits 'getting confused' over currency

Brits jetting off to countries such as Turkey and Egypt find the currency confusing as such destinations are not within the eurozone, it has been noted.

According to currency website FairFX.com, since the pound has become weak against the euro, more people are choosing to go on holiday outside of Europe - but due to "force of habit" of leaving currency transactions until the last minute, Brits are getting themselves confused.

"Holidaymakers typically leave their travel currency to the very last minute and the closer you leave it to the last minute, the worst deal you get," FairFX.com chief executive Stephen Heath pointed out.

He urged tourists to plan ahead for their currency. Mr Heath's comments followed findings from Thomas Cook which revealed that more than a quarter of travellers do little or no research into the daily cost of being on holiday in a certain country.

Such advice could also be wise when booking other parts of a break, such as accommodation, travel insurance and flights, as reserving ahead could help Brits save money.

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