Thrifty Brits abroad choose to keep their holiday cash

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Brits abroad could be shaking off their boozy image, with more choosing to save the last of their holiday currency (36 per cent) rather than splashing out on final cocktails/duty-free alcohol (eight per cent) or a slap up meal (10 per cent), according to research recently published by Moneycorp.

The foreign exchange provider asked over 2,000 adults in the UK how they would spend their last US$45 (around £30) on holiday. When faced with ‘the dollar dilemma’, a frugal 36 per cent said they would either save the currency for a future holiday (19 per cent) or convert it back to sterling and save the money (17 per cent).

But it’s not all belt-tightening.. The survey also found that:

• Nearly one in five (18 per cent) generous jet setters would spend their remaining currency on presents for friends/ family

• One in twelve (eight per cent) would splash out on final drinks, with UK men more than twice as likely (11 per cent) to opt for alcohol than UK women (five per cent)

• A small number of hedonistic holidaymakers (two per cent) would spend the last of their currency on something naughty they wouldn’t tell their parents about (such as a strip club or a tattoo (one per cent) or gambling (one per cent)


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