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How ready are you for your next trip? Rate your travel savviness with our interactive rating tool
Going on holidays doesn’t have to be stressful.

WHILST WE MAY be entering the busy festive period, it’s never too early to start planning your next holiday.  

Like everything, preparation is the key for a great holiday. Sorting out your accommodation, flights, and activities can be a hassle, but it will all be worth it when you’re relaxing at your dream destination. 

To help make your travel plans easier, An Post has developed the An Post Money Currency Card, powered by Mastercard®. With 0% commission on foreign currency and top-ups for up to 15 currencies via post offices, online, or on the An Post Money app, the An Post Money Currency Card is ideally suited for a holiday abroad this winter. Hold currencies such as British pounds, US dollars, or Japanese yen on one card, ensuring you’ll never be stuck for money when travelling. 

Before you start looking for the best deals on flights, test your travel savviness with our interactive sliders. 

Airport

The airport is the obvious starting point for most holidays. Are you an ‘Airport Dad’ who arrives 3+ hours before their flight? Or do you prefer to leave things last-minute and frantically dash through security? Let us know where you lie on the scale.

Airport timing

"I always arrive at least two hours before my flight." How much do you agree or disagree with this statement on a scale of 1 to 10? 1 being not at all and 10 meaning complete agreement. 

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Shopping for deals

Being able to find a bargain when travelling can definitely help your budget, allowing you to spend more money on nice dinners, activities, and whatever else you have in mind. Booking well in advance and at off-peak times is a sure-fire way to save money on your holiday.

Do you shop for travel deals online?

 

"I spend a lot of time shopping around for the best deal before travelling." How much do you agree or disagree with this statement on a scale of 1 to 10? 1 being not at all and 10 meaning complete agreement. 

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Holiday fund

With increasing pressure on our finances due to rising costs, planning for a holiday can seem far-fetched. However, you’ll thank yourself for setting aside some money every now and then when you’re lying on a sunny beach somewhere sipping something refreshing.

Do you have a holiday fund?

 

“I set aside money for a holiday.” How much do you agree or disagree with this statement on a scale of 1 to 10? 1 being not at all and 10 meaning complete agreement. 

 

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Itinerary icon

Knowing where you’re going and what you’re doing each day appeals to those more organised, whilst some prefer going with the flow. Striking a balance between the two is an important part of enjoying your holiday. A little research goes a long way when travelling somewhere new.

Do you like to plan your trips down to the minute?

 

“I always make an itinerary before each trip.” How much do you agree or disagree with this statement on a scale of 1 to 10? 1 being not at all and 10 meaning complete agreement. 

 

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An Post Money Currency Card

If you do have a winter break planned, a great way to make planning your next trip easier is with the An Post Money Currency Card, powered by Mastercard®.

Whether you’re heading to the States for some retail therapy or eager to catch some live Premier League football in the UK, having your foreign currency set up on one simple card can make your holiday that bit easier on your pocket, and cuts out scrambling for a nearby ATM or currency exchange.

 You can sign up for the An Post Money Currency Card at any post office or through the An Post Money app. Once your account is created, you can manage it through the An Post Money app, which is available on Google Play and the Apple store. If your card is lost or stolen, freeze your card through the An Post Money app so your funds are safe. You can also check your balance through the app and top-up your card at any time.

Navigating your way around a foreign country can be difficult, but with 24/7 global support, emergency cash up to a fixed amount loaded on your card digitally if you lose your card, and two cards provided in case one goes missing, the An Post Money Currency Card offers great peace of mind in case your plans go wrong.  

Head to anpost.com/currency to learn more.

An Post Money Currency Card is issued by PPS EU SA pursuant to license by Mastercard® International. PPS EU SA is authorised by the National Bank of Belgium and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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