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TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Canadians' favourite March break travel destination is the United States. In fact, last March, over 80% of the trips that Canadians took were to the US, which has much to offer travellers, including a break from the long Canadian winter.

Whether it's a week at the beach or an overnight stay on business, TD is offering some tips for Canadian travellers to the US.

With the Canadian loonie currently quite strong against the US greenback, many Canadians may want to take advantage of the exchange rate - acquiring US dollars for future travel or purchasing goods in the US while on vacation.

Benefits for TD Canada Trust customers visiting the US

"With March break fast approaching, TD is here to assist Canadian customers with their US banking needs as they travel south of the border, whether before they travel or once they reach their destination, " said Kevin Moffatt, Vice President, Everyday Banking, TD Canada Trust. "We can help them take advantage of favourable exchange rates and provide convenient access to US funds."

Some of the products and services Canadians travelling to the US may find helpful:

  • TD Canada Trust customers can use their Access Card in the US to withdraw cash from over 1,800 TD Bank ATMs from Maine to Florida, without paying additional system fees. Foreign exchange fees still apply. To find a TD ATM in the US, download the TD mobile app to your BlackBerry, iPhone or Android or visit

  • TD Canada Trust customers can also make debit purchases without paying additional processing fees, at hundreds of major US retailers that belong to the NYCE network, when using stores' PIN-based terminals. For a list of retailers, please click here:

  • TD Canada Trust offers the TD US Dollar VISA card, which allows frequent visitors to the US to avoid worrying about conversion rates and surprises when they receive their monthly credit card statement. Also, the card provides added peace of mind with up to $25,000 in Trip Interruption Insurance and up to $1,000 in Delayed / Lost Baggage Insurance.

  • TD Canada Trust is also a good source for travel medical insurance before you go. Provincial or territorial health insurance doesn't always cover the costs of medical emergencies when you're outside of Canada and travel medical insurance can fill in the gap. Per trip coverage is a great option for occasional travellers and frequent travellers and families may prefer the convenience and savings of our Annual Plan, which also provides trip cancellation and trip interruption benefits.

  • Customers can use the toll free number to reach TD Canada Trust anytime from anywhere in the US at: 1-866-222-3456.

Source: In March 2010, Canadians took almost 4.4 million trips, of which 3.7 million were to the United States, Travelweek report (May 2010)

About TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust offers personal and business banking to more than 11.5 million customers. We provide a wide range of products and services from chequing and savings accounts, to credit cards, mortgages and business banking, to credit protection and travel medical insurance, as well as advice on managing everyday finances. TD Canada Trust makes banking comfortable with award-winning service and convenience through 24/7 mobile, internet, telephone and ATM banking, as well as in over 1,100 branches - most open 8 'til late and many now open Sunday. For more information, please visit: TD Canada Trust is the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank Group, the sixth largest bank in North America.

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