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Some might call me a procrastinator. I hate to admit it, but in some parts of my life it`s a very true statement. I like to think that I work best under pressure. When it comes to foreign travel though, the last thing you want to be doing is leaving some key things to the last minute. Thank goodness for technology. It has made planning, and executing travel that much easier.
When planning your last minute spring break getaway you might want to keep some of this tips in mind.
- Don’t just stalk the airlines websites for those last minute deals, look towards onlinetravel agencies. Typically prices go up the closer you get to your desired travel date. Thirty days before you want to travel, start scoping out sites like Travelocity and Expedia. If you see a great sale, snap it up because two weeks before your travel dates the price can, and will, jump right back up.
- While visiting the online travel agencies sign up to their last minute deals email lists. Most websites offer weekly, or even daily e-mail newsletters that include newly listed last minute deals on flights, cruises, hotels, and more.
- Choose travel dates that are mid-week. Flights tend to be cheaper on Tuesday and Thursdays. Plan to fly in and out of your destination off peak days and you could save some serious coin.
- When it comes to securing local currencies, something you need to have even if you carry a TravelFX card, order yours ahead of time from a reputable source.
CIBC has made it more convenient than ever to buy foreign currency with the innovative and secure service, CIBC Foreign Cash Online™.
With CIBC’s new service you can get your foreign currency of choice delivered free within 2-3 business days. If you are a CIBC client just look for the link in your CIBC online banking page, if you aren’t a client of CIBC, find out more here: cibc.com/foreigncash
CIBC Foreign Cash Online™ is a 24/7, one-stop shop for foreign exchange. So, whether you are heading to Florence, or Mexico you have access to cash for up to 75 foreign currencies representing more than 90 currencies. Once you`ve put in your order, your money can be delivered almost anywhere in Canada, for free*, pick it up at any CIBC branch, or even at Toronto Pearson International Airport (T1 International Departures) once you`ve passed security.
Having the right cash for every destination is both convenient and good planning. With CIBC Foreign Cash Online delivery you can check one more thing off your trip-planning do to list and start to enjoy your trip that much sooner.