Foreign Exchange Christmas Bonanza for UK Travellers from

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Holidaymakers and expatriates from the UK will have a Christmas bonanza this December thanks to a strengthening British pound. Travellers using will receive approximately $50 extra on exchanging £500 according to Friday 6th December exchange rate compared to the summer.

Outbound travellers from the UK will enjoy cheaper travel expenses due to the strengthening British pound compared to many foreign currencies.

According to the British Airport Authority approximately 3million people will travel during this Christmas and New Year period. As many travellers opted to buy their travel money in advance they benefitted from the strong British pound and will receive more value in euros, dollars and other major currencies., the online arm of Thomas Exchange Global Ltd, has found that a lot of its customers are seeing this benefit when they exchange British pounds into numerous foreign currencies.

“The news on the back of the strong recovery of the British economy and weak economic indicators elsewhere, especially in the Eurozone, is the reason behind increased exchange rates benefitting travellers,” stated Trevor Samuel of Thomas Exchange Global Ltd.

According to, a comparison service, the best deal for £500-worth of Euros is €594 and US Dollars is $811.50 with, on Friday the 6th, handing travellers additional travel money compared to the end of July. “That is a 50 dollar extra bonus, which is good news for UK travellers shopping in New York this Christmas,” Trevor Samuel highlighted.

In addition to major international currencies, the exchange rates of currencies in some popular tourist destinations such as the Egyptian Pound, the Thai Baht and the South African Rand also increased this winter.

However these attractive exchange rates are not offered to customers in some instances especially at airports and when using bank cards where charges are applicable. “My advice is to buy currencies in advance avoiding poor rates at airports and reap the benefit of the upward trend in the market,” concluded Trevor Samuel.

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Owned and operated by Thomas Exchange Global, offers the most competitive exchange rates in London and customers that reserve currencies online will be assured the same exchange rate until close of business on the particular day despite any adverse fluctuations. They stock the widest range of foreign currencies in London with over 120 types of foreign bank notes. All foreign currency buy/sell transactions are free of any commission or charges.

Thomas Exchange Global also offers International Money Transfer Service where funds can be remitted to overseas bank accounts within 1 to 2 days. With commission free service for transfers over £10,000 backed by competitive exchange rates, customers are assured of a better deal and a substantial saving compared to banks and money brokers. Thomas Exchange Global branches are located at Strand, Victoria Street, Liverpool Street, Hammersmith, Cannon Street and Wormwood Street.

For further details visit or call 020 7240 1214.

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