Thomson Card Travel Money

Travel money cards are considered to be not only the cheapest but also the most convenient means of spending abroad. Unlike debit and credit cards, travel money cards allow users to have full control of their holiday expenditure. You can top up your travel money card before you set off for your holiday overseas, taking advantage of better exchange rates.

The Thomson money travel card, recently renamed TUI, remains the most reputable travel money service provider in providing holidaymakers with a platform to exchange money across the globe. This guide outlines everything that you should know about the Thomson multi-currency travel money card.

Thomson Card Currency Exchange Rates

Last updated: Mar, 19 9:00
CurrencyRate750 GBP Buys
US dollars1.138853.50
Australian dollars1.99271,494.53
Bahraini dinars0.4196314.70
Bangladeshi taka88.6966,517.50
Barbados dollars2.221,665.00
Bermudian dollars1.0894817.05
Brunei dollars1.61,200.00
Bulgarian lev2.0371,527.75
Canadian dollars1.65851,243.88
Cayman Islands dollars0.8728654.60
Central Pacific francs114.2585,687.50
Chilean pesos939.206704,404.50
Chinese yuan7.885,910.00
Colombian pesos4339.183,254,385.00
Costa Rica colons609.81457,357.50
Croatian kuna7.82475,868.53
Czech koruna28.618321,463.73
Danish krone7.76475,823.53
Dominican pesos58.5143,882.50
East Caribbean dollars3.0152,261.25
Egyptian pounds15.6311,722.50
Fiji dollars2.5461,909.50
Hong Kong dollars8.80576,604.28
Hungarian forints362.672272,004.00
Icelandic krona157.091117,818.25
Indonesian rupiahs1641912,314,250.00
Israeli shekels4.1453,108.75
Jamaican dollars147.6110,700.00
Japanese yen123.80992,856.75
Jordanian dinars0.7946595.95
Kenyan shillings115.77586,831.25
Kuwaiti dinars0.3493261.98
Malaysian ringgits4.9043,678.00
Mauritian rupees43.5832,685.00
Mexican pesos27.632120,724.08
Moroccan dirham9.2136,909.75
New Zealand dollars2.0171,512.75
Norwegian krone13.385710,039.28
Omani rials0.4328324.60
Peruvian nuevo sol3.8762,907.00
Philippine pesos54.6140,957.50
Polish zloty4.6813,510.75
Qatar riyals4.0213,015.75
Romanian leu4.8763,657.00
Russian rubles89.667,200.00
Saudi riyals4.1333,099.75
Singapore dollars1.631,222.50
South African rand19.674914,756.18
South Korean won13871,040,250.00
Sri Lankan rupees187.839140,879.25
Swedish krona11.74218,806.58
Swiss francs1.1016826.20
Taiwan dollars32.9724,727.50
Thai baht36.6227,465.00
Trinidad dollars7.35,475.00
Turkish lira7.275,452.50
United Arab Emirates dirham4.1623,121.50
Vietnamese dongs24124.318,093,225.00

Exchange Rates

The Thomson travel money card comes with favourable exchange rates on the offered currencies, which are fixed from the time of purchase. This means that the demand for the currencies will not influence the exact amount of money to be reloaded on your card. Thomson’s exchange rate is also offered at a zero per cent commission.

You will, therefore, not be charged any commission on reloading or buying your money travel card. You might also want to visit any of Thomson’s branches to have a look at their offline rates.

Currencies Offered

The Thomson offers two cards for a single account with 13 supported currencies. Customers can load their cards with 13 different currencies at any one given time. These currencies include US Dollars, Pound Sterling, UAE Dirham, Euros, Croatian Kuna, Australian Dollars, Bulgarian Lev, New Zealand Dollars, Mexican Peso, Thai Baht, Canadian Dollars, South African Rand, and the Turkish Lira.

In the event that you have unused currency after your trip, Thomson has launched a currency buy-back service where you can sell the currencies to them at any of their Thomson stores. The buy-back service, however, operates with the current exchange rate and not the rate used at the time of purchase.

Fees and Charges

The Thomson travel money card is issued for free. You can get the card at any of the Thomson’s travel stores or order the card online via Thomson’s website. There are no charges for transferring money across the multi-currency wallets supported by the Thomson card. You should also keep in mind that any transaction carried out in unsupported currency will see you incur an additional foreign transaction fee.

You will also be charged for any ATM cash withdrawal using the Thomson travel money card. The ATM charges vary from region to region. For example, it will cost you 2 USD for withdrawing money in US Dollars, while an ATM withdrawal in Euros will cost you €1.75 per transaction. You can pay for things in shops, bars, restaurants, and any place with the MasterCard logo for free. Also, note that an absence of activity across all the currencies in 24 consecutive months will cost you an inactivity fee of £2 or currency equivalent.

The Thomson Travel Money Card App

You can now transfer money across currencies, monitor your balance, and top up your card through the Thomson Travel Money Card App. The app also allows you to keep track of your holiday expenditure through the app’s ‘transaction history’ feature. You can download the app for both Android and Apple devices through Google Play or Apple Store, respectively. Customers using the app are at an advantage for the following reasonsЖ

  • Security. The app allows an emergency money transfer to you via Western Union in case you lose your card.
  • You can enjoy a zero-fee money transfer across multi-currency wallets.
  • With the Thomson app, you can manage your card from any point across the globe and at any given time.
  • The card can hold from as little as £25 and a maximum of £6000. However, with the app, you can reload your card in case you run out of cash for your holiday.
  • The app is operational in over 33 million locations across the world.
  • The app is not linked to any bank.

How to Reload Your Thomson Travel Money Card

The Thomson travel money card is reloadable in either of the following ways:

  • The Thomson App. Money reloaded via the Thomson app is availed into your card instantly.
  • Online via the Thomson web portal. Just like the Thomson app, reloading money through the portal is instantly updated on your card.
  • In-store. This includes any of the 600 Thomson stores spread out across the UK. Money reloaded in-store will be available for use the day after reloading.