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Virgin Holidays announce No.1 Currency as official travel money partner

Virgin Holidays, one of the UK’s most popular tour and travel operators, has today announced a partnership with travel money specialists No.1 Currency.

The collaboration sees No.1 Currency, one of the country’s fastest growing foreign exchange retailers, selected as official travel money partner for Virgin Holidays.

No.1 Currency, which handles one in 50 of all travel money purchases in the UK was selected by Virgin Holidays due to their competitive rates, excellent customer service and extensive national store network. (more…)

No.1 Currency network sees record sales amidst Brexit confusion

Travel money specialist No.1 Currency has recorded a 70% surge in business compared to this time last year as holidaymakers in the UK clamour to buy their foreign currency in the final hours before the result in Britain’s EU referendum.

No.1 Currency recorded its busiest day of the year yesterday, with customers queuing outside its network of 102 high street stores.

The surge in demand  for foreign currency also saw No.1 Currency record its busiest ever day for online sales, and a 300% increase in orders for home delivery of currency. (more…)


Be still my beating card – research reveals pennywise places to pop the question this Valentine’s

They say money can’t buy you love. But it can buy you a romantic getaway, and if you’re planning to propose to your beloved on a last-minute Valentine’s Day break, new research by the travel money specialists No1 Currency reveals the best value romantic destinations to do so.

If you’ve been inspired by the BBC’s sumptuously romantic TV adaptation of War & Peace, the icy delights of St Petersburg offer the best value. The weak Rouble means return flights for two people and three nights in a four-star hotel in Russia’s most romantic city now cost just £521.70. If you opt to pop the question at the Winter Palace, former home of the Czars, two tickets cost barely a fiver. Here’s hoping your proposal ends better than it did for the Romanovs. (more…)


Brits enjoy strong pound in more than two thirds of popular holiday destinations

It could be a good year for the British tourist, with the Pound currently stronger against more than two thirds (68%) of currencies of the most popular holiday destinations, according to research by travel money specialist No.1 Currency. And, South America offers the best value, with Argentina (55.3%), Brazil (47.1%) and Colombia, the top three destinations where Sterling has strengthened most over the past 12 months.

No.1 Currency has looked at how the Pound has performed against currencies in 50 of the most popular holiday destinations over the past 12 months; to provide a comprehensive guide as to where could be hot or not in 2016 in terms of best value. (more…)

No.1 Currency launches UK Home Delivery service

One of the UK’s leading travel money retailers No.1 Currency has today announced details of its new Home Delivery service.

Using the new service is simple; customers can order their currency for Home Delivery by visiting and completing the short order form. Currency orders are paid for securely online using a credit or debit card.

Up to four currencies can be purchased in a single Home Delivery order with a maximum value of £2,500 and minimum order value of £400. Orders placed before noon for Euro or US Dollar will be processed and dispatched for next working day delivery. (more…)


Best value resorts to ski – Brits heading to Europe this winter will enjoy an extra boost from a strong pound

Britons who want to hit the slopes without breaking the bank this winter should stick to Europe rather than the big name ski resorts of the USA and Canada, according to new research by the travel money specialists No.1 Currency.

No.1 Currency compared the cost of a basket of ski essentials in some of the world’s best-known ski resorts. The basket included; six days of ski and boot hire, a six-day lift pass, ski lessons for six days, as well as the cost of a coffee, a bottle of beer, a bottle of wine and a quick lunch for two on the slopes. (more…)

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