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Tourist Exchange Rates


Tourist exchange rates for money differ from the interbank rates. Therefore, best resources for tourist travel money are the companies that handle tourist money exchange.

The tourist rates are generally speaking much worse than what you find the interbank rates to be. In addition to service fees, this difference is how foreign exchange operations for tourists make their money.

There are hundreds of companies offering foreign exchange services for tourists. However, there are a few bigger players that can offer rate services worldwide.

Tourist Exchange Rates – Travelex

Travelex became one of the world’s largest forex companies after they acquired the competitor Thomas Cook Global & Financial Services back in 2001.

Now, the group of companies has offices in 31 countries and serves nearly 30 million customers yearly.

In addition to offering exchange rates for tourists, the company offers

  • Global payments
  • Travelers cheques
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Travel insurance
  • Worldwide money transfer
  • E-commerce
  • Foreign coin service
  • ATMs

The online services offer the rates available for tourists. The location of the main site is at:

  • www.travelex.com

Tourist Exchange Rates – Other Providers

Other service providers that operate more or less locally, include

  • forex.se (Sweden, Denmark, Finland)
  • americanexpress.com

Also, the bigger banks that operate regionally or nationally offer good reference rate services for tourist money exchange.


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