It might sound a silly question but is the first time I hear of travel cheque so I need an advice.
I'm gonna be travelling fir 8 weeks thru Thailand-Laos-Vietnam and Cambodia so considering the cheque as an option.
But what currency shud I put in?What's best?
currently living in NZ.some euro notes left.
#1 soQQuadro has been a member since 3/8/2009. Posts: 28
yeah,but I really hate having lots of cash on me.I get paranoid;that's the only reason I would choose the cheques.
I have an italian issued visa card.It works here in NZ, should be worldwide accepted..or? Bruce what's a TC?
#4 soQQuadro has been a member since 3/8/2009. Posts: 28
TC - traveller cheque.
SoQ, remember also that there is NOW a 150baht ATM fee (look here ), in addition to anything YOUR bank (credit card supplier) may impose.
In case you (don't) want to know 150baht = NZ$6.40.
But, there WILL also be a charge to cash TC's. (eg look here ).
And, I suspect kiwi banks will impose a fee to convert NZ$ to US$ to TC (maybe in the order of 3 to 5%).
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As for lots of cash (at least big notes), try hiding... Check out this post for ideas.
TC= travel cheque, quite straight forward. I had the brain switched off.
I'v spoken to the bank and they reckon there will be a charge of roughly $4 NZ, but weren't sure.so there are heaps of things to add up to that...
mmh. not the bestest option then>
maybe I'll stick to my italian visa plus bit of cash.
#6 soQQuadro has been a member since 3/8/2009. Posts: 28