Calling All Shopaholics

17 July 2012

Partnering with our friends at Cash Passport, here at Flight Centre we're running a competition for a Multi-currency Cash Passport™. The winners will have the choice of seven currencies to choose from including British Pounds, Euro and American dollars and will share in AU$10,000 loaded onto their cash passports.

But this begs the ultimate question -where are the main shopping streets overseas to use your cash passport if you're lucky enough to win the competition?

Here's our guide to the principle shopping streets around the world.

 Shop Until You Drop

Oxford Street, London
A great destination to spend those all important British pounds is Oxford Street. Stretching for a couple of kilometres between Tottenham Court Road and Marble Arch Tube Stations, this is the ultimate high street experience for self professed shopaholics. Popular stores include Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, Zara and Next.

Pitt Street Mall, Sydney
When Westfield recently opened, this pedestrian strip in the heart of Sydney firmly established itself as one of the country's main shopping precincts. But don't feel confined to Westfield, enjoy browsing through Myer and the various outlets in the complex or head to some of the street level boutiques.

Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
Paris epitomises European style and sophistication - and there is no better place to create that distinctive look than in one of the city's primary department stores. Luckily Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are in the same streets and feature the world's best designers.

Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
Your American dollars will come in handy on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Savour the retail experience between Dayton Way and Santa Monica Boulevard, where the world's greatest brands are located.

Orchard Road, Singapore
Add Orchard Road to your Singapore itinerary for the terrific shopping opportunities on offer. Whatever you're after, the chances are that you'll find it on Orchard Road including designer clothing, electronics and home wares.

Queen Street, Auckland
Queen Street is Auckland's primary shopping destination - perfect for you to spend those New Zealand dollars. Maybe start your shopping spree on the southern end of Queen Street so that you can finish at the harbour for a relaxing lunch overlooking the spectacular waterway.

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Once you've loaded your Hong Kong Dollars to your cash passport; jet into this fascinating city and make a beeline to Causeway Bay for the department stores, boutiques and street stalls. Popular malls include the Lee Theatre Plaza, Times Square and Fashion Walk.

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Access Prepaid Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 47 145 452 044, AFSL 386 837) arranges for the issue of the Multi-currency Cash Passport in conjunction with the issuer, Heritage Bank Limited (ABN 32 087 652 024, AFSL/ACL 240 984). You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement for the relevant Cash Passport available at www.cashpassport.com before deciding to acquire the product. Any advice does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider if it is appropriate for you.
*Lock in your exchange rates mean the exchange rate is locked in for the initial load only. The exchange rates for subsequent reloads will be set at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
** Other fees may apply – refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for a full list of fees and limits.

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Lyndon Barnett

Guided by curiosity and a sense of adventure, Lyndon travelled independently to 69 countries on six continents. As such, travel is Lyndon's only addiction. He enjoys with equal measure - scaling the peaks of a South American mountain at altitude, attending opera in a European Opera House or hunting for a bargain in an Asian market.