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Along with the increase in airfare of late, who else has been hit by the increase in the strength of the dollar, or rather the decrease of Stirling.
I worked out earlier that since we initially booked our accommodation in November (for a trip in March), this has so far gone up 81 GBP! I'm glad we didn't choose the more expensive accommodation options we were considering, instead choosing the Crown Point Beach hotel at $130.
We are still thinking about cancelling however as we expect everything else to have gone up an equivalent amount. The GBP has dropped a 1/9ish on the TTD in the last 2 weeks alone (mainly in the last few days like the recent dollar slump)
Has anyone else thought about cancelling because of this? Or does anyone know of any hotels who charge by the GBP (sorry no pound signs I have a US keyboard!) who haven't raised their rates?!?!?
The best suggestion I can make for anyone who is concerned about future depreciation of the Pound to the USD and the resulting impact on TTD, is to consider buying USD with your Pounds as soon as you plan your trip. The USD is more or less fixed against the TTD in Trinidad & Tobago, so even if the Pound continued to fall against the US, your currency value in USD and its TTD equivalent would still hold.
Hope this helps,
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