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How to make more of your US money on holiday
If you’re planning a trip to the USA soon, it’s time to think about sorting out your holiday money! The Dollar is the official currency of the USA, and some countries, such as Costa Rica, use the US Dollar alongside their own currency – this is also quite common in the Caribbean.
The exchange rate between the Dollar and the pound can go up and down of course, but as a rough guide, 2018’s average rate was $1.3435 to £1.
Where to get US Dollars
You can pick up your Dollars from TUI at your nearest TUI Holiday Store, as well as online. You can also use our handy, multi-currency TUI Travel Money card while you’re abroad – it’s free! It’s best not to leave it until the airport to get hold of your Dollars, as the rate won’t be as good.
A guide to using US Dollars abroad
It’s generally a good idea to budget for $100-150 per day to cover dining out and other activities while travelling in the USA.
If you’re visiting a country that uses Dollars as a second currency, you may find it easier – and cheaper! – to pick them up before you go. Bear in mind that some things can be more expensive if you pay in Dollars, rather than the local currency.
There’s no shortage of cashpoints (ATMs) in the USA! You shouldn’t have any trouble paying for things with a card in the major towns and cities.
Tipping is a way of life in the US – you should plan on leaving 15-20% for bartenders and waiting staff. It’s normal to tip taxi drivers, hotel porters, and parking attendants as well.
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