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Top tips for managing your family’s holiday budget

You’ve saved up for your summer holidays, now it’s time to chill out and enjoy the sun. Buying currency and managing your holiday budget probably isn’t top of mind when you’re thinking about enjoying your break, but follow our key tips and you’ll have a hassle-free trip. Get more for your pounds To get a bigger holiday budget for your pounds, planning ahead is always a good idea. If you plan ahead, you can buy your currency when the pound is having a good day. Buying when the rate is in your favour means that you’ll get far more travel […]

Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Budapest 🇭🇺

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 >> Budapest hosts this weekend’s Grand Prix and, according to Sky Sports F1’s lead presenter Simon Lazenby and F1 journalist Adam Hay-Nicholls, it’s one of the must see cities of the season. Budapest offers up some fantastic racing action but it also has a […]

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UK travellers could save over £5bn a year on currency

We all look forward to our summer holidays. We work hard through the year to have the best break we can, and we’ll also probably do a good amount of research when booking hotels, flights and car hire so that we can get even more for our money. But do you realise how much you’re losing out by not putting a little more effort into buying your currency? We’re losing £5bn a year as a nation by making simple travel money mistakes. By making a few smart decisions when buying and spending your foreign currency you can take charge of […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Spielberg 🇦🇹

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 >> We’ve teamed up with Ted Kravitz of Sky Sports F1® for his Smart Travel Notebook from the alpine destination of Spielberg, which hosts the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend. The F1 circus descends on a small town when it heads to Spielberg, so […]

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Let your teenagers carry their own holiday money

Your summer holiday is the perfect time to start teaching the teenagers how to manage money and stop them from constantly nagging you for more. We’ve got the perfect tool for giving your kids (13 yearsand older) a little financial freedom whilst you stay in control of how much they can spend through our handy app. With a FairFX Family and Friends Card you’re in charge. Load your teenager’s card by moving money from your own FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® with just a few taps on the FairFX app. And move the money back just as easily if you need to. […]

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How to manage money on your gap year

Heading on a gap year to explore new countries, learn a language, or just take a break? Before you travel there are obviously a few things you’ll need to prepare and one very important point on your checklist should be currency. Whether you’re lodging in hostels, other people’s homes or in hotels, you’ll need a safe way to carry your foreign currency, without it costing you the world. Plus you need an easy way to keep an eye on your balance, and get more currency if you need it. Sounds like quite a bit of a headache, but don’t worry, […]

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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 […]