Winter Sun in Dubai

With temperatures getting up to the mid-30’s this winter, it’s no surprise that Dubai is such a popular winter sun destination for Brits as the cold weather closes in on our shores. Not only is the temperature a welcome escape, Dubai is also home to some of the most extravagant buildings in the world from luxurious hotels, to ludicrous shopping centres all the way to the nosebleed-inducing Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. FairFX are here with some top tips to make sure you get the most out of your time, and money, in Dubai. BEST TIME […]

Brexit: your currency questions answered

Confused by Brexit? Unsure what it means for your holiday money? There have been so many queries about Brexit ahead the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on 31st October that FairFX has set up a dedicated Brexit Support Desk. Here, Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO of FairFX, answers some of the most common questions the support desk has tackled. 1. What impact has Brexit had on the pound? As it stands, the pound is 12% lower against the euro since the day of the Brexit referendum in June 2016. This means Brits heading to Eurozone countries will now get £132 worth […]

Make your holiday money go further this winter

Rarely has the nation been as fixated on the performance of the pound as we have been over the last 3 years of the Brexit rollercoaster. Whether you’re a financial expert or just looking to save a few pounds, nobody can be certain about what the future holds for the pound which is why being prepared for your upcoming holidays and understanding how best to manage your travel money is more important than ever. At FairFX, we offer currency cards which make it so much easier to plan ahead for your holiday spending money as it allows you to load […]

Post Brexit Travel

Government has said that the UK will leave the EU on the 31st of October. This means if you plan to holiday in Europe after this date, you’ll need to think about the effects this will have on your travels. Here are some useful points on how Brexit might affect your travel plans. Is your passport valid? Passport requirements when travelling to a country in the EU are changing. This means that you will need to: Have at least 6 months remaining on your passport (from the date you return) Have a passport that was issued within the last 10 […]

Discover Japan

The end of 2019 is jam-packed with sporting events in Japan as the Rugby World Cup runs through to the start of November and the Japanese Grand Prix takes place in October. Whether or not you’re lucky enough to be visiting for one of these events, we’ve got some top tips to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan and get the most out of your yen. Why visit? First and foremost, food! Japan is often regarded as the number one travel destination for foodies thanks to how they blend traditional and ultra-modern flavours, techniques and […]

Mykonos Travel Tips

Greece has long been a hotspot for holidaymakers thanks to its blend of picturesque beaches, warm weather, and rich history. The tricky part of visiting Greece is actually deciding where to go, with so many beautiful islands dotted around its already popular mainland. Mykonos has established itself as one of the most popular Greek islands, as its wide range of beaches, lively nightlife and stunning traditional Greek architecture seem too good to refuse for jet setters. When’s the best time to visit Mykonos? Whilst Mykonos’ peak season runs from mid-July through to the end of August, if you’re looking to […]

🇭🇷 Discover Croatia 🇭🇷

A small and beautiful country in Eastern Europe, Croatia is a great choice for your next holiday. Whether you like bustling cities, national parks or historical architecture, Croatia is ideal if you want a varied trip and some sunshine. When’s the best time to visit Croatia? Whilst July and August are the busiest times to visit Croatia, September may be your best bet if you want to miss the crowds but still enjoy warm temperatures of up to 26℃. So you can enjoy a dip in glorious Adriatic waters with a little more peace and quiet! Experience the romantic city […]

How to get through the airport quickly

Do you feel like you spend your life hanging around at airports? It’s no fun, especially when a lot of that time will be waiting in a queue to clear security. But there are some small steps that all travellers, whether on a family holiday, business trip or romantic getaway, can take that will speed up your passage through security and remove the hassle from your airport experience. Don’t forget the basics You know the drill by now, but it’s worth a quick re-cap on passing through security before you head off: Remove your belt, jewellery and jacket in advance […]

Making the most of it: Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix

If you haven’t visited Budapest before, then pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts: the Hungarian Grand Prix takes place just 20km away each summer and it makes for a great excuse to visit Hungary’s capital city. If you’re Budapest-bound for race day, on Sunday 4th August this year, then you can combine the speed, engineering and glamour of Formula 1 with a couple of days of sightseeing. In fact, even if fast cars don’t interest you at all, you should still find an excuse to spend a weekend in the Pearl of the Danube. Either way, here’s some of […]

Making the most of it: Nîmes for the Tour de France

If you crave a roadside view of this year’s Tour de France, but don’t want to join the crowds at the mountain sections or at the hectic Paris finish, then head to Nîmes, in south-eastern France. In fact, even if you couldn’t care two hoots about the Tour or cycling, you should still put this historical city high up on your travel wish list. Dubbed the ‘French Rome’, it provides a base to explore France’s stunning and often overlooked Languedoc Roussillon region. Whatever your reason for visiting, here is a taster of what Nîmes has to offer. Watch the Tour […]

The robots are coming – and they want to improve your business trip

From cheaper flights and more accurate information on travel disruption, to robot butlers who can find you the best sushi in town, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to make business travellers’ lives easier. So let’s take an AI-powered journey through your next business trip, from booking your ticket to arriving at your hotel. Book your ticket and pack your bags Several booking sites and airlines are using AI to help tailor and cut costs on travel bookings. Among them, the Hopper flight booking app claims to predict airfare prices with 95% accuracy up to one year in advance, creating […]

Four hours in Brussels: tips for time-starved travellers

From world-class beer and chocolate to architectural treasures and green spaces, Brussels has so much more to offer than just political institutions and its surprisingly popular peeing boy statue. So, if you find yourself in the Belgian capital with just a few hours to spare – perhaps while waiting for a connecting flight, Eurostar train or after a business meeting – how can you squeeze the most of that precious time? Drink some beer Let’s cut straight to it – if you’re a beer lover, Brussels is the place for you. One recommendation we received on our Facebook page in […]