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Aragón, Spain travel guide 🇪🇸

FairFX is an official partner of Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, 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 next round of action from the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) takes place in Aragón, Spain this weekend. Aragón is one of Spain’s lesser known regions but is home to picturesque landscapes, medieval villages, and the lively regional capital of Zaragoza. Aragón region Aragón isn’t the most famous region in Spain but those that do know it, know it for its […]

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Great value breaks for an Easter getaway

Easter is almost upon us, which means it’s an excellent time for a little weekend away. We’ve picked out some great value Easter break destinations, just a short flight away. Whether you’re thinking of an action-packed city break or a chilled-out holiday that’s closer to nature, we’ve got you covered. Get your bags packed, order your FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® or Travel Cash, and head off on a fantastic break. Oslo, Norway Now is an excellent time to visit Oslo. It’s not exactly known for being the cheapest city break destination but at the start of the year the pound was […]

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Thailand travel guide 🇹🇭

FairFX is an official partner of Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, 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 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) heads to the Buriram province of Thailand this weekend. Whether you’re travelling to round 2 of the championship or just considering a holiday to Thailand, check out our guide on what to see and do, and get more to spend with our smart currency tips. Buriram province The Buriram province is a primarily rural area in […]

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Where to travel once the kids have flown the nest

Now that the kids have flown the nest, it’s time to treat yourself to an adventure. Taking an exotic trip or moving abroad with a full family can end up costing a bomb, and some destinations aren’t exactly child-friendly…but now you can start exploring. And with these great value destinations where the pound goes further, you can get even more fun for your money. Check out our best value exotic destinations below: Mexico Those exploring the famous beaches of Mexico will benefit from a 36% improvement in the pound to peso exchange rate, equivalent to £264.10 per £1,000 exchanged. Head […]

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5 great value city break destinations

You’ve slogged through January (and most of February) and the kids are back to school after the February half term, now is the time for the perfect city break. Hotel and flight prices have seen a little dip; restaurants, bars and hotel lounges are suddenly a lot quieter…and a lot more inviting. It’s the perfect time for you and a mate / sibling / partner (take your pick) to take a well-deserved break. And FairFX is here to help. Take a trip to one of these awesome European destinations armed with your FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® and enjoy more of the […]

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Six Nations destination travel guide 2018

Just in time for the Six Nations rugby, we’ve compiled this useful guide of where to eat, drink and visit when travelling to the host cities. If you’re heading to Ireland, France or Italy, don’t forget to take your Euro Card with you – easily manage your spending money on the go through the FairFX mobile app or website. Make sure to also take out travel insurance and arrange your EHIC before you travel. Already know which city you’ll be visiting? Jump to your preferred destination: Rome, Italy Dublin, Ireland Paris, France Home nations   Eurozone destinations Rome, Italy (Stadio Olimpico) […]

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FairFX Study Abroad Cost Calculator

The cost for UK students wanting to pursue higher education in Europe is revealed in our comprehensive cost calculator. Analysing the tuition fees and living costs of the European universities that made it into the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, our research reveals the most affordable destinations to study based on tuition fees, living costs and currency rates. The average cost of attending university in the UK is in excess of £18,000 a year, combining average tuition fees of £9,234 and average living costs of £9,526. Top alternative European universities offer a degree at a fraction of the […]

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Where to travel in 2018 – the best value holiday destinations

Brexit talks caused another up and down year for Sterling in 2017, with many holidaymakers being hit by sudden drops in exchange rates over the summer. But as always, those that plan ahead are able to avoid fluctuations and uncertainty about how far their pound will go abroad. Thinking about currency before you’ve chosen your destination means you can pick a country where the exchange rate is in your favour and accommodation, shopping and dining out will cost you less. Rather than opting for your usual European spots this year, why not tick off some more far-flung destinations or secret […]

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Exclusive Christmas experiences for FairFX customers

There’s just enough time to tick a few final things off of your Christmas list. So you can still book yourself a little Christmas break, upgrade your existing travel plans or grab some last minute gifts. To take the pressure off you we’ve handpicked some of the best exclusive experiences from Mastercard Priceless® Cities, available to you as a FairFX Prepaid Mastercard® customer.   Luxury stays… Whether you’re squeezing in a break before the big day or planning something special for the New Year, FairFX Mastercard customers can get access to some exclusive hotel stays. Private Spa at the Grand […]

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Congratulations to our £2,000 winner

Congratulations to Mark, our lucky competition winner, who won £2,000 on his FairFX Card just in time for some Black Friday shopping. Mark was one of many FairFX customers that entered the competition by simply topping up their card on Wednesday 22nd of November or Thursday 23rd of November. Whilst he isn’t sure how he’ll spend the £2,000 just yet, Mark reckons half will probably end up going towards Christmas presents or a winter holiday, and the other half will be saved until next year. Perhaps he’ll take another trip to Hollywood Studios, where he first ventured with his FairFX […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪

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 >> Formula One heads to the United Arab Emirates this weekend for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Whilst it’s the final race of the season and the championship has already been decided, it’s still set to be an exciting race with drivers and teams […]

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Ted’s Smart Travel Notebook: São Paulo 🇧🇷

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 >> The next stop on Formula One’s tour of Latin America is São Paulo, Brazil. Greater São Paulo has an estimated population of 20 million people, making it the third-largest metropolis on earth. That might sound like an overwhelming amount of traffic and people […]