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Planning your trip

Make your travel dreams come true

Plan ahead!

Make sure you enjoy every moment of your vacation with proper planning before you go. We offer advice to help you see the world, worry-free.

"To stay is to exist. But to travel is to live."

– Gustave Nadaud, French poet and singer-songwriter

5 tips to plan your dream vacation

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Book with a travel agency

Go through a travel agency to plan a vacation tailored to your budget and interests.

Do you have a Mastercard credit card with À la carte travel rewards? Redeem your points at a great rate through our À la carte Travel™ online agency and save on airline tickets and travel packages.

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Think about travel insurance

Always take precautions before you travel. You've had to save for your vacation, and it's important to protect your investment. Travel insurance lets you hit the road with peace of mind. Be sure to check whether it's already included with your Mastercard credit card.

Further reading

The importance of travel insurance

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Parents hold toddler by the hand by the sea
Parents hold toddler by the hand by the sea
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Order foreign currency

Don't want to come up short? Order foreign currency online and have it delivered to your home or a branch of your choice. We make it easy—simply log in to your online bank. Check the exchange rates for your destination to see how much your currency will cost.
 

Check exchange rates

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Send a travel notification

Make sure your cards aren't blocked while you're away by sending us a travel notification through your online account. Go to the "Online applications" tab at the top of your online banking page or the "Banking services" menu of the mobile app.

You should also remember to note down important telephone numbers in case of an emergency: Mastercard, CanAssistance travel assistance service, etc.

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Further reading

9 Things to Avoid for a Stress-Free Vacation

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Woman at airport looking at her phone
Woman at airport looking at her phone
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Keep an eye on your budget

View your account balance and transaction history from anywhere in the world by signing into the mobile app or your online account.

Remember to pay attention to the withdrawal fees when you use an ABM outside of Canada. See the FAQ to find out which ABMs you can use and how much they charge. You can use THE EXCHANGE network within Canada without network fees or fees from the other financial institution.

Find an ABM in Canada or Florida

Further reading

Bank account FAQ

Solutions to power your dreams

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Book everything online—hotels, cruises, vehicle rentals, and more!

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Travel insurance

Take out comprehensive insurance for you and your family.

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The other key step before you travel

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Little details that matter

Legal disclaimers

À la Carte Travel is a trademark of National  Bank of Canada. À la carte Travel is managed by Transat Distribution Canada Inc., holder of permit No. 753141 in Quebec.

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