Holidaymakers fritter foreign currency

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Hordes of holidaymakers fritter foreign currency away on unnecessary purchases just to use all their money up.

Two in three tourists use all the money they take away with them, a survey by travel agent found.

Of those who spend all their foreign currency, 88 per cent admitted to “frittering it” on not-really-wanted items.

Others said they just “couldn’t be bothered” to change the money back, while the average amount spent on unnecessary items was £150.

The poll involved 2,168 people who had been abroad in the last 12 months.