Is your travel curtailed by the pound/euro/dollar exchange rate?

@thea09 (18324)
Greece
July 13, 2009 3:11am CST
Hello, I wondered if the current exchange rate has curtailed the travel plans of fellow Mylotters as you see that your currency exchange will mean that you have to consider spending much more than usual once you are in a foreign country. Or did you go ahead with travel plans and feel it was lots more expensive than you expected?
2 responses
14 Jul 09
The exchange rate has definitely affected my travel plans to Europe. I would have loved to have taken a honeymoon to Europe next summer but the high exchange rate on top of the already expensive travel rates have halted that plan. We are using a honeymoon registry and still would not make the money we need to pay for the trip so we are going to the Caribbean instead. I went to Greece last year and even then was astounded by the huge exchange rate! I think it will definitely discourage many travelers from going there that otherwise may have.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
14 Jul 09
Hello ljcdab, that's a shame that your plans to visit Europe for your honeymoon have been so affected by the exchange rate. Greece is now an expensive country for those not inside the euro to visit and we have seen a large drop in British visitors this year. Hope you'll enjoy the Caribbean instead.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
13 Jul 09
When I has my first trip to the States then exchange rate was not in my favor. It was close to being one pound to one dollar which was annoying. It made the States seem expensive. California was fine but Hawaii was really pricey. I was 18 years old when I traveled around Europe by train. In those days each country had its own currency. I had traveler's checks as well as lots of different currencies. In Sweden the bank charges seemed high when I cashed a traveler's checks.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
13 Jul 09
Hi maximax, it's tricky getting the right time to convert it that's for sure. At least if you do Europe again you'll only have one currency to deal with.