US dollar and Euro hit parity: How to take advantage if you’re a traveler

The US dollar and euro have hit parity. The last time the two top currencies were equal in value was 2002.

The parity approach is currently valued as getting a 15% discount for travelers.

Here’s how travelers between Europe and America can take advantage of the exchange rate.

Use a credit card without a foreign transaction. The added 3% to the cost of each purchase can be saved.

Book hotels or tours in advance and pay now to make sure you’re taking advantage of the current rate.

Get a better rate by withdrawing money from an ATM in your destination country rather than withdrawing ahead.

Make one big withdrawal instead of several smaller withdrawals to reduce withdrawal fees.