If you are planning to travel abroad then some knowledge about the currency exchange rates could be very vital in saving you good deal of money. If you end up making a bad deal while getting the currency exchange done, you will incur losses. It doesn't really matter what is the strength of your currency in relation to the currency of the country you are travelling to. The idea is to get the best out of the conversion.
Do you have an international debit/credit card? A lot of banks promote their international cards stating that the transactions will give you the best deals on the currency exchange. Well, this is indeed true. However, what these banks fail to tell you is that when you are swiping your card to make a purchase or withdrawing money at the ATM, they charge you a transaction fee which could be as high as 4 to 5 percent of the total transaction amount. So what you have gained by using your card, you give away in the transaction fee. The best idea is to carry as many currency notes of the country you are travelling to as possible.
It could be so much beneficial to know the exact currency exchange rate before you board the plane. Knowing the rate will help you manage your finances better and you will not be up for a shock after landing in the foreign country. To get the most accurate information either contact your bank or visit the trusted finance websites. Also, remember it is a high probability that you will get the best deals when you are in your own country. So get as much conversion as you can before setting off.