Weak pound increases ski trip costs
By UK CreditCards.com
Credit card customers have been warned that the cost of ski holidays has increased over the past year.
Santander Cards said that the weak pound is a major factor behind the typical winter sports package costing £686, the highest since the beginning of the decade.
Ski destinations in the eurozone were found to cost up to 15% more for UK travellers than they did last season.
The firm advised customers to take out a credit card that does not charge extra fees on overseas transactions in order to mitigate these price increases.
Figures from Snowsports cited by the report indicated that the number of people going on a winter sports break fell by 6% last season.
Emma Roberts, director at Santander Cards, said: "Winter sports enthusiasts may well be tempted to try somewhere new this year because of the impact of the weak pound on prices for premium European skiing destinations."
Foreign exchange fee-free products currently on the market include the Santander Zero card and the Post Office Platinum card.
Published: 7 December 2009
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