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Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

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Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

We have the desire to use American Express Travelers Checks but my bank thinks they are old fashioned. I always found them safe and easy to use. If we get $100 denominations will restaurants and hotels still accept them. My bank is implying they are not acceptted very much. Does anyone know or have recent experience using travelrs checks on the island. Thank you.

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1. Re: Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

Hello,

Yes, you can use these in the restaurants, hotels and casinos in Aruba. Just check with your hotel as they may have a daily limit if you are cashing in each day. The only place I could not use them was a very small market in Savaneta.

Have fun!

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Hi..most do-not like to take them but they will.. BUT....would not take a drivers liscense for ID..had to go back to room and get my passport..didn't like haveing to carry my passport all the time.!! LOL..

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3. Re: Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

It is a bit old fashioned but I agree that they are safe and protect you from loss. You might struggle a bit as the island is so Americanized - you really don't feel like you are in a foreign country needing TC's. Best of luck. I would agree with the above advice about the need for your passport.

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4. Re: Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

We have always taken traveler's checks but have decided against it this year. While Aruba is one place where it is still easy to use them, it is extra steps and the need to carry an I.D. Cash and a CC with no foreign fees, will work just fine.

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5. Re: Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

i havent quite figured out the appeal of TC's, over a credit card....

But most of the resorts, restaurants, and reptuable shops do take them (as outlined above)

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The only down-side to a CC is the occasional report of someone being ripped-off. Also, if you have to pay fees for transactions outside of the country, thay can add up.

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7. Re: Travelers Checks - are they still accepted ?

True... The convenience would be the benefit for the extra charge IMO. Or, if you travel often, its likely a good idea to have a cc with no intl fees...

I guess there's ups and downs with everything! :)

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Fishes and More restaurant DOES NOT accept traveler's cheques. I found that out only when the check arrived, and I had to argue with them before they finally accepted mine.

I like using them to avoid the credit card fees. But they're hard to get at home too. Not every bank sells them. My HSBC branch stopped selling them a few years ago.

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