6 Travel Tips To Help Make Your Next International Trip Sweeter.
Make sure your passport is current and if a Visa is required where you will be traveling. Be sure to make a copy or take a photo with your cell phone of your Passport and Visas in case your travel documents get lost or stolen.
Share your travel itinerary and copies or photos of your travel documents with close friends or family members in case of an emergency.
This is a free service from the U.S. Department of State that allows U.S. Citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate so you can receive alerts for where you travel and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Did you know, as an Amegy client, you can order any foreign currency from Amegy Bank in advance and can be available for pickup within 2-5 business days? Some locations even have select currency on-hand for same day transactions for the most popular currencies such as European Euros, British Pound, Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, and Japanese Yen. Call or visit any Amegy Bank location for more details and the current rates.
If you plan on using your debit or credit cards during your travels, notify your bank of when and where you will be traveling so that your transactions are not declined due to suspicion of fraudulent charges.
Always have local cash since not all places will take credit cards. Make sure you have enough cash to pay for expenses such as taxis, public transportation and tips. It’s best to purchase or order your cash with your bank prior to your travels to ensure the best conversion rates and possibly reduced fees.