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I can get a better rate in Bali! Or can’t I?

We sometimes hear suggestions that a canny traveller can get a better rate on exchanging Australian Dollars (AUD) to Indonesian

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Currency Exchange: Why We Are Proud To Recommend Cash

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At Crown Currency Exchange, we’re proud to recommend that our customers use foreign cash when travelling abroad, when considering the

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Foreign Currency Exchange: Don’t Get Ripped Off With Travel Money Cards

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In 2017, over 850,000 Australians headed off overseas every month. That’s an astounding number of travellers. Even more astounding is

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How to Avoid Common Airport Scams

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You’ve just survived a 12-hour international flight, cooped up in economy seating. Falling victim to a clever scam artist is

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Travel Money Tips for East Asia

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From the rugged, wild beauty of Himalayan mountains to white powdery snowfields in Hokkaido, and high-tech cities, East Asia offers

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Top Travel Money Tips For Cruises

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Sipping cocktails while lounging on a deck chair on a South Pacific cruise is a travel dream for many Australians.

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Top Three Reasons to Pay by Local Currency Instead of USD

United States Currency in Different Denominations

Travellers sometimes assume that the safest currency to take on their overseas trip is USD. The US dollar is the

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Is it Cheaper to Buy Currency Abroad?

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The value of the Aussie dollar has had a less than stellar year. With it hovering around the 0.77USD, you

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Should I Pay with USD or Local Currency in Canada?

Can I use USD in Canada?

When you travel to Canada, it is best to pay in local currency (CAD) instead of USD. We show you

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Seven tips to protect yourself from identity theft when travelling

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Identity theft is a growing problem worldwide. Travellers are at a greater risk of identity theft as they use their

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Travel money tips for South East Asia

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When travelling to South East Asia, we recommend you use cash for your foreign currency needs. You’ll need cash for

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9 Currency Exchange Tips That Save You Time and Money

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When you travel overseas, the foreign currency rate can make a big difference to the cost of your trip. Confusing

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money on your Holiday

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10 ways you can save money and get the best deals for your next holiday. Sometimes getting the best holiday

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When is a pound not a pound…?

…when it’s cheaper to buy, all round! Travelling to Scotland?  If so, you will encounter banknotes issued by Scottish banks.

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Withdrawal of certain Indian Rupee banknotes

KEY POINTS India’s government withdraws 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes, with immediate effect, and without notice No current exchange mechanism available

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Identity theft: stay vigilant!

A December 2015 article in The Australian newspaper highlights the need for vigilance and care in relation to the increasing

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Currency Top Tips

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Here at Crown, we always recommend using foreign cash when travelling abroad. Cash offers the best value, is quick, and

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1001 Arabian Nightmares

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Pardon the play on this famous work. I thought of it when I spoke to a tourist from the middle

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Web Surfing for a Good Money Changer?

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Savvy travellers go Web Surfing to find a Good Money Changer. Regardless of whether you’re looking on the Internet, reading

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Don’t Pay Commissions in Money Exchanges

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As I often explain, the AUS dollar exchange rates you hear quoted in news reports refer to the rates between

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