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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Baku 🇦🇿

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Sky Sports F1® heads to Formula 1’s newest racing venue this weekend, the street circuit of Baku, Azerbaijan. Perched on the Caspian Sea, Baku is the ultimate ‘east meets west’ city with a European and Middle Eastern influence on food and architecture. At […]

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Where to travel after the election: best value holiday destinations

The pound struggled against currencies worldwide as Theresa May’s Conservatives failed to win a clear majority due to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour performing extremely well. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t book a fun filled holiday this year, you can still get more for your travel money through smart destination planning. Rather than opting for your usual European spots this year, why not tick off some more far-flung destinations or secret tourist gems? Look at where the pound has performed well over the long run and you can find destinations where your travel budget could go further. 🇦🇷 Argentina – […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Montreal 🇨🇦

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Montreal is set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mount Royal, the hill at the heart of the city that provides an iconic view. Every area of the city has its own charm with cobbled streets, French colonial […]

Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Monaco 🇲🇨

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights. Head to our Sky Sports F1® hub to see the latest videos and tips >> Monaco may only be the second smallest country in the world but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in glamour, stunning sea views and celebrity residents.     Just in time for the Monaco Grand Prix, we’ve teamed up with […]

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Avoid paying over the odds for your holiday

Our latest research into travel costs has revealed that holiday prices can jump as much as £3,000 in one day, before falling again the next with no rhyme or reason. We’re all wary of holiday rip-offs, knowing prices can soar if you book late or travel during school breaks but we’ve discovered exactly how much prices fluctuate day to day in a 2 week period. We looked at a basket of 10 package holidays from different travel operators for a family of four – with one child aged five and one aged seven – all departing from Gatwick Airport. Tracking […]

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5 tips for getting the best exchange rate for your travel money

Travel money is often an afterthought when it comes to organising a holiday. You book the flight and hotel in advance but leave travel money to the last minute – that’s a mistake. If you don’t plan ahead with your currency, you could end up having considerably less to spend on your travels. With a little forward planning, and our tips on getting the best exchange rate, you can spend more on what you like on your next break.   1. Follow the pound If you’re booking your holiday before you’ve checked exchange rates, you may find yourself booking accommodation […]

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Melbourne destination guide

FairFX is an official sponsor of Sky Sports F1® for the 2017 Formula 1 season, which  means we’ll be running some great competitions throughout the season and our blog will feature lots of exciting travel tips, videos and behind the scenes insights.   The season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix™ in Melbourne, so we’re sharing our tips for getting the most out of a trip to coastal capital of Australia’s state of Victoria. If you haven’t already got a trip to Australia planned, we’re sure you’ll be considering it once you’ve read our Melbourne destination guide. With Australia being […]

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The best value destinations for St Patrick’s Day

Dublin might be the first Irish city that comes to mind when you think of the St Patrick’s Day celebration, but it can mean an expensive trip. A break on St Patrick’s Day weekend in Dublin will cost almost three times more than its cheaper counterpart – Derry-Londonderry. So why not try a different location? There’s plenty of choice across Ireland and Northern Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is a huge event in both countries, with festivities and parades in every town and city.   We’ve compared the cost of a St Patrick’s Day weekend celebration in 9 cities and compiled […]

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Dublin destination guide

If you’re thinking of a top European city break, there’s little competition to a weekend in Dublin. It is of course a popular destination for celebrating St Patrick’s Day, but the city is also the perfect base to explore the countryside and make a great excuse for a last minute getaway. Check out our Dublin destination guide before you go and if you want to take advantage of the award-winning exchange rates of a FairFX Prepaid Mastercard®, load and spend with your Euro Card. What to see As the home of Guinness, any visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without […]

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Seville destination guide

Considering a trip to the sun-soaked city of Seville? Take a look through our Seville destination guide first for tips on what to see, where to stay and how to take your money further.   At the height of the season this southern Spanish city is draped in sunlight and there are few things finer than walking along the sunny streets of Seville, soaking up the architectural influence from the Romans, Moors and a lavish Renaissance period. Outside of the summer months you’ll find the weather a little cooler but you should still be able to enjoy plenty of rays […]

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Half-term flights up to nine times more expensive

Half term may seem like the perfect time for a family holiday, but our latest research has revealed that it’s actually one of the most expensive times for families to go away. Comparing 120 return flights from eight airports across the UK, we found that holidaying during half term costs an average of NINE times more than the same flight earlier in the month.   It isn’t just half-term flights that receive a price hike though. Travel industry advice usually dictates that it’s a good idea to book a package deal in order to get more for your money, but these […]

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Trump’s impact on currency markets, and when to buy dollars

It may seem like longer but it’s just over a year since Clinton and Trump first began to trade blows in the US Presidential Election primaries. And a lot has happened since then, in currency markets and world politics. Now that Trump is putting his first policies into place as 45th President of the United States, we take a look back at how the dollar has reacted to Trump’s journey to Presidency and how currency movements could affect you, your travel plans and your international payments in the coming year. Polling day anticipation In the run-up to election day the […]