Delays, food poisoning, missing baggage… there's plenty that can go wrong when travelling overseas. Unfortunately, if you're travelling to Europe, there are also plenty of pickpockets that will try their best to ruin your trip. AFF member OZDUCK is lucky to still have a wallet after pickpockets in the Spanish city of Barcelona attempted to steal it twice on the same day. … [Read more...]
Travel Money is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. We provide tips, tricks and chat about the most convenient and cost-effective ways to obtain foreign exchange for your travels.
Credit cards is one way to get foreign currency. Read our guide on how to take advantage of Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses and you might get extra points at no extra cost.
Another Australian bank has announced it is waiving foreign transaction and overseas ATM withdrawal fees. As a result, the UBank USaver Ultra transaction account is now a competitive alternative to the Citibank Plus transaction account and a worthwhile option for travellers to consider. The Citibank Plus transaction account has been extremely popular with overseas travellers … [Read more...]
If you regularly travel overseas or shop online, you're probably after a credit card that allows you to earn points on your overseas purchases. The trouble is, most Australian point-earning credit cards charge international transaction fees - typically around 3% - when you use the card overseas. Thankfully, there are a few Australian credit cards that award points for … [Read more...]
Australia's Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) provides a GST tax refund on items bought in Australia. The scheme is designed primarily for tourists but can also be used by Australians when travelling overseas. From a traveller's perspective, it's a clever way to save 10% on purchases over $300, such as new phones, cameras and jewellery. Under the TRS scheme, the GST paid on items … [Read more...]
ING has become the latest bank to remove foreign transaction fees on credit and debit card purchases. ING will also waive all overseas ATM fees from next month. The offer applies to ING's Orange Everyday transaction account and the Orange One credit card. Both products have no annual or ongoing fees. There are a few catches, though. Forex and ATM fees will only be waived … [Read more...]