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Top Tips for Brits to Beat the Falling Exchange Rate

Thanks to the drop of the pound since Brexit, Brits planning to go abroad on holiday will have to deal with getting less for their money when it comes to exchange rates. But, although you may not be able to do anything about the rates themselves, there are plenty of things that you can do in order to save money on your trip and avoid spending more than you were planning. We’ve put together some top tips to help holidaying Brits beat the falling exchange rates.

Shop Around

If you usually go to the same place to exchange your money before travelling abroad, doing some research and shopping around can help you to find the best rates. You might also be able to find better rates by opting for alternatives, such as putting your money on a card to spend with or simply using your debit or credit card abroad rather than exchanging cash before you leave. Tracking exchange rates and taking advantage of any better rates that you see in the weeks or months leading up to your trip can also be a good way to beat the falling rates and save money. If you don’t have much time you can’t go far wrong with www.transferwise.com when it comes to exchanging pounds for foreign currency.

Save On Parking

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If you’re going to be leaving your car at the airport whilst you travel, you’re probably expecting a pretty big bill for airport parking. However, finding alternatives to airport parking can often be a much cheaper way of ensuring that your vehicle is safe whilst you travel. www.yourparkingspace.co.uk advertises private parking spaces in car parks and even on people’s driveways that you can hire to keep your car whilst you travel, often at a fraction of the price of standard airport parking.

Make Some Extra Cash

Along with hiring a parking space close by to the airport in order to save money on parking whilst you travel, you can also use the same service to rent out your own vacant parking space at home in order to cover the cost. This way, you won’t actually pay anything extra for parking, and you’ll be able to use the money that you save to enjoy your holiday. Along with that, if you’re travelling for a long period of time, you might even want to consider renting out your home or apartment via www.airbnb.co.uk to short-term lodgers in order to increase the amount of money that you have to spend on your trip.

Travel at Home

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Because of the falling exchange rates, more and more Brits are exploring destinations a little closer to home when it comes to travelling. Although you may have no other choice than to venture abroad if it’s hot weather and beaches with palm trees that you’re looking for, the UK is full of some amazing cities, villages, countryside and road trip routes that you can explore.

Although exchange rates are currently at an all-time low, there are many things that you can do in order to beat the exchange rates and avoid breaking the bank on your trip.

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