For this reason, we’ve put together a quick guide to the options to help you decide which method is best suited to you.
What’s on offer?
So let’s start saving you time, hassle and most importantly, money by giving you the lowdown on your travel money options.
There is one MoneyCorp bureau de change desk at Southampton Airport where you can purchase currency and you’ll find the desk just on the inside the entrance to the terminal.
- Pre-order your currency online and pick it up from the desk when you arrive. This way you can lock in the online exchange rate at the time of purchase, protecting you from possible fluctuations, and it saves you some time in the airport. Win Win!
- Check to see if the bureau you choose offers “buy back” rates, allowing you to exchange your currency back to sterling at the same rate, should they have fluctuated – and not in your favour!
- Look out for providers who offer a free home delivery of currency. This allows you to buy online and wait for it to arrive a few days later; so probably best for those that like to be organised!
Prepaid Currency Cards
They are also great for teaching money management; you hear of many parents allowing their children to use them when holidaying together to teach them the concept of money! Sound good? You can pick them up from providers such TravelEx, click on the image to the right for more information on how to apply for a card, look into the fees that may apply and where you can pick yours up from!