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Glint’s Helpful Hints: Travelling is back!

It's June, it's the start of a four-day holiday in Britain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne, and Covid-19 restrictions are rapidl...

2 June 2022

Gary Mead

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It’s June, it’s the start of a four-day holiday in Britain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, and Covid-19 restrictions are rapidly becoming an unhappy memory. People everywhere are thinking about getting out their passport and suntan lotion and jetting off to exotic places!

Speaking of exotic, Sunday sees an airing for the gold state coach at the finale of the Queen Elizabeth’s pageant celebrations in London. The coach is reserved solely for the sovereign; she used it in 1953 when she was crowned. Because of its age (built in 1760) and weight, it only moves at a walking pace. And the Queen herself (now 96) won’t be on board on Sunday.

But now that travel is once again becoming easier, you are bound to be on board sooner or later! We have a piece of important travel advice. Think of your Glint App or card as you would your passport – it’s that vital.

Whether you are travelling in the US or Europe, spending in gold makes sense, it’s free for all purchases in your own country, from Jubilee bunting to bottles of bubbly! – And if you want to spend in local currency when travelling abroad, with Glint foreign exchange fees are just 0.5%, against high street bank charges in the UK of about 2% and foreign transaction fees in the US as high as 3%. Glint is up to six times less expensive than the banks! Happy holidays!

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