Currency Conversion and Exchange Rates

Last Updated: 20th May 2014

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p>Rates of exchange vary from minute to minute depending on world markets.</p> <p>For up to date rates of exchange check out: <a href="http://www.xe.com">xe.com</a></p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong> When exchanging cash or travellers cheques it&#8217;s best to check the rate and commission before making the exchange. Asking how much you will receive for what you want to exchange is always good practice.</p> <p>Many exchange outlets offer &#8216;no commission&#8217; exchange but the actual rate that they exchange at is not in your favor.</p> <p>Once on tour, your Tour Manager will be able to recommend some good place to make exchanges in the local area, otherwise banks generally have competitive exchange rates.</p>