Report Reveals Student Travel Hotspots

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Post Office Travel Money reminds UK travellers of the value of arranging foreign currency before travel.

According to a recent report, the most popular student travel destinations for summer 2010 will be extremely varied, ranging from cultural city breaks to volunteering trips. Whatever the type of trip, Post Office Travel Money reminds students of the best ways to secure their foreign currency before heading abroad.

According to the report, popular locations include the European cities of Barcelona and Paris, where students can visit many cultural attractions free of charge, whilst long-haul destinations such as Cambodia and Australia are popular with students wishing to undertake voluntary work.

Post Office Travel Money encourages students and all UK travellers to ensure they get the best deal on their foreign currency before they travel. Due to the additional costs associated with arranging travel money while on holiday, Post Office Travel Money is anyone preparing to travel abroad to arrange their foreign currency before they go.

Recent Mintel research shows that 29 per cent of UK travellers used debit cards and 12 per cent credit cards while abroad to withdraw travel money in a local foreign currency. Using debit and credit cards to withdraw foreign currency from ATMs abroad can be costly, the Post Office advises.

The Post Office reminds travellers that commission fees can be avoided by sensible foreign currency planning through preparing an appropriate travel money mix including cash, travel money card, and travellers cheques prior to travelling.

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