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					4/7/12                                         Currency Exchange Advice For Travelers-Print

     Currency Exchange Advice For Travelers - By: Cedric Loiselle

     When you travel to another country, you cannot use the money of the country where you came from. Americans traveling to
     Europe should check USD and EUR exchange rates. Exchange rates change every day. That is one thing travelers should
     keep in mind. Another thing is that exchanging currencies have fees.

     An exchange rate is simply the value of cash in another currency. There are many factors that determine the exchange rate,
     but one thing is for sure. The exchange rate determines the strength of a currency. For instance, if 1 USD equals 1 EUR, then
     you can say that both currencies have the same value. But if 1 EUR equals 1.3455 USD, it means that the US Dollar is the
     weaker currency. Americans who travel to Europe may need more cash to keep up with the expenses while on tour or
     vacation.
     What factors affect the exchange rate?
     This is a question mostly reserved for people who know a lot about economics, currencies, and finances. The economic
     status of a country largely determines the value of its currency. Other strong factors are political conditions, stock market,
     inflation, and interest rates.

     How do you convert your money from USD to another currency?
     Take note that exchanging your money for another currency means you have to pay transaction fees. That would seem as
     though you are shortchanged after all, but that is how it works. You can have your money traded at banks or currency
     exchange stations. Many airports have currency exchange offices where you can have your cash converted to the local
     currency. Major hotels all over the world also offer currency conversion services. To avoid hassle, convert cash beforehand
     to the local currency of your destination.
     The problem with exchange bureaus is that they have high fees. This is why many people prefer to just have their money
     exchanged at banks. To avoid confusion, ask the bank regarding their exchange fees.
     Plan your budget.

     This reminder never fails. If you want to survive in a never-before-visited place, make sure you have enough cash. How do
     you know if you are carrying enough money? First, check out the prices of the transportation, food, and accommodations in
     your desired destination. Next, plan your vacation and tour, and then create a budget. The important thing is to strictly follow
     your plan and budget.

     To find out how much money you have to convert based on your budget, you may use a currency converter calculator. This
     is a no-brainer activity, because there are currency conversion websites that can quickly convert any currency to US Dollars.
     If you are going to Europe, just make the US Dollar and Euro conversion.

     You can also look at the recent exchange rates on the news or at your local bank. Then, make your calculations, based on
     the rates provided. Just make sure that you are basing your computation on up to date rates, and not the previous ones.

     If traveling to Europe puts you off because of the low value of the USD there, then you can go to different parts of Asia,
     where the USD value is high.

     When you travel to another country, you cannot use the money of the country where you came from. Americans traveling to
     Europe should check USD and EUR exchange rates.

     For more information about currency converter calculator and EUR exchange rates visit our website currency-converter-
     calculator.com.




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