GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Credit can make traveling abroad much easier, but without the knowhow and preparation, it can make things more difficult for travelers. With proper planning, credit cards take away the hassle of using traveler's checks and carrying large amounts of cash. It also allows travelers to track their purchases without excess paperwork. Following a few tips on how to use credit abroad from Broadway Auto Credit gives people with an adventurous spirit the ability to travel with the ease of credit cards.
Before even boarding the plane to another country, and sometimes even another part of your home country, travelers should call their credit card provider and bank to inform them of their travel plans. This will allow international transactions to be processed and avoid suspicion from credit card companies. Otherwise, travelers may find themselves abroad without access to any currency whatsoever. Also consider keeping toll-free numbers for credit card companies on hand in case of a stolen or lost card.
It is also important for travelers to be aware of foreign transaction fees. In some areas, these fees can go up to 3 percent, which adds extra cost to what may have been an inexpensive purchase. People traveling abroad should also ensure that their credit cards are accepted abroad, which is why carrying a backup card and form of currency is also encouraged.
Diversifying payment methods will prevent travelers from exhausting their funds or incurring foreign fees. Smaller, everyday items like coffee, cab fare, and small meals could be paid for with cash, as well as items purchased from street vendors or shops. More expensive items like hotel stays, rental cars, or shopping trips can be paid for by credit card.
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