These haven't been the happiest of months for the Aussie dollar – or overseas-bound Aussie travellers, for that matter.
Measured against the global benchmark of the US dollar, the Australian dollar has plummeted from 95c in July to around 88c today.
There have been recent drops against the Euro (€0.76 to €0.69 since September) and the British pound (£0.57 to £0.54 since September), and earlier this month we even dipped close to parity against the Singapore dollar.
But the kanga has been loosing its bounce for more than the past few months. According to data compiled by OzForex, the Aussie dollar has lost more than 20% of its value across the past three years.
OzForex reports a "big surge" in applications for travel money cards as travellers look to lock-in foreign currency at current rates rather than risk further dips.
"We would usually see a drop off in travel card activity in July-September, as it's between the key June and January travel seasons" says Margaret de Polignac, Head of Product of OzForex.
"We've also seen a huge spike in people buying Japanese Yen, three times higher than usual, possibly because October is considered an ideal month for travel due to Japan's lovely autumn weather."
There's typically a seasonal pattern to currency purchase as well, with Euros being loaded on ahead of the Northern hemisphere summer holiday season in June, whereas demand for US dollars peaks in the run up to Christmas.
Prepaid travel money cards are enjoying a huge surge in popularity, with MasterCard predicting Australia's prepaid consumer travel card market will reach $2.9 billion by 2017.
In light of the Aussie dollar's continued drop, what's your travel money strategy ahead of your next international trips?
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