Travel


Fun ideas for maximizing your next staycation – Breakfast Television Toronto

As seen on Breakfast Television Toronto on August 23, 2019, Winston Sih shares how you can maximize your next staycation, including easy ways to rack up the rewards, thanks to the Scotiabank Gold American Express.

This segment is sponsored by Scotiabank.


How to travel like a VIP without breaking the bank – Breakfast Television Toronto

As seen on Breakfast Television Toronto on July 18, 2019, Winston Sih talks about how you can have a VIP travel experience, including lounge access, dining and wine experiences, and premium aircraft seating.

This segment is sponsored by Scotiabank.


Tips to save on hidden travel fees – Breakfast Television Toronto

As seen on Breakfast Television Toronto on June 26, 2019, Winston Sih shares his top tips to save on hidden travel fees from tourist taxes, ATM charges, and the good old cash vs. credit debate.

This segment is sponsored by Scotiabank.


Canada’s Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – MoneySense

Currency exchange board showing cross rates between various countries.


Millions of Canadians travel abroad with their domestic credit cards—and not realizing they’re racking up foreign transaction (also called “forex”) fees with every purchase. The 2.5% charged for every purchase you make in a foreign currency might not seem much, but can add up very quickly. For perspective, that’s $25 in forex fees for every $1,000 you spend on your card, and you have to pay the exchange rate as well.

If you like to explore other countries on vacation or your work frequently takes you abroad, it’s worth considering a card that travels with you. 

The good news is there are a few credit cards that offer no foreign transaction fees (or their fees are returned to you as cash back), ultimately helping frequent travellers put the 2.5% back into their pockets. These picks are based on our analysis of each card’s benefits and annual fees; foreign transaction fees and how they’re handled (if rebated); and whether there are additional rewards incentives for using the card domestically and/or abroad. 

READ: The best no foreign transaction fee credit cards in Canada