People in the UK have been urged to plan ahead when it comes to their holiday currency if they wish to save money.

People in the UK have been urged to plan ahead when it comes to their holiday currency if they wish to save money.

Although many Britons may be booking their summer breaks now, a large number of people leave getting their currency until they are leaving from the airport, which moneysupermarket.com’s Peter Harrison said could prove costly.

He advised getting a pre-paid travel card such as those from FairFX or a credit card from the Post Office in order to save as much money as possible.

“Great last-minute deals only apply to holidays, not currency. People need to plan ahead when it comes to their spending money,” Mr Harrison urged.

He added that there is no harm in opening a special credit card account simply to use while on holiday.

People wishing to avoid the expensive eurozone could consider holidays to Thailand or South Africa, which were recently found to be the best value destinations in a survey by the Post Office.

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