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Ukash offers information for first time skiers amongst the 12 million Brits* preparing to head to the snow

London, February 2015 – The Ukash Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® card is helping first time skiers make the most of their winter holiday. As well as providing one of the best deals for travel money, Ukash has put together the most helpful information and data in an infographic.

“Over 12 million people are planning a winter holiday this year and many of those will be first time skiers or families who are heading to the slopes for the first time,” explains James Allum, Chief Commercial Officer at Ukash. “With half term just around the corner and benefits such as low cost airlines and last minute deals, it is now easier than ever for individuals to try out a winter sports break. Our new infographic combines all of the most helpful information about winter breaks, from the best resorts for families to key safety tips, and presents it in an easy format, making it an essential first time document to have before you go.”

The latest figures** show France as the top ski desination and Les 2 Alpes is the best resort for families. Austria comes in second place, but it’s top for beginners with Mayrhafen being considered the best resort to take your first trip to the piste. The infographic also includes top tips on staying safe on the slopes.

“With 27% of 25 to 34 year-olds taking a winter holiday this year and 24% of over 65 year-olds planning to do the same, we’re reminding travellers to plan their travel money in advance” continued James Allum. “The Ukash Travel Money card offers one of the the best buy FX rate on the market. More importantly no fees and free ATM withdrawals mean that travellers can make their money go further on their winter holidays, in both Europe and the USA.”

The Ukash Travel Money card can be ordered online in minutes and will be delivered in up to ten working days. The card can be topped up online instantly using a debit card – even while travelling - and cardholders can check their balance and transactions and top up their card at any time online completely free of charge. Plus any money left on the card can be used for the next trip rather than worrying about often costly conversion back to sterling.

The Ukash Travel Money MasterCard: The Facts

• No transaction fees
• Free ATM withdrawals in Europe and the US
• Free balance enquiries online, at ATMs and SMS
• Available in Euro and US Dollar
• Free top up by debit card
• No application fee
• No annual fee
• Chip and PIN security
• Use as over 34 million outlets that show the MasterCard Acceptance Mark
• Minimum load value: £50
• Maximum single load: £2,000

*Source: ABTA Over 12 million people take a winter holiday according to ABTA

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For further press information or interviews please contact the Ukash Press Office at HSL: Wendy Harrison, Clare Watson, Parm Heer or Ed McCambridge. +44(0)208 977 9132.

Notes to Editors
Ukash is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The Ukash Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard is issued by Prepaid Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. Prepaid Financial Services Limited is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 900036. Registered Office: 36 Carnaby Street London, W1F 7DR.

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