Speaking as one of those Canadians, I found taking Canadian travellers cheques a huge hassle. It was just easier to change my Canadian dough into American traveller's cheques at home and take those with me.
I just got my credit card bill and the few things that I charged were converted at around $.82 Canadian to $1.00 BZ. Oddly enough, even though all of the charges were booked on the same day, the rate was slightly different for each charge. Since the U.S. conversion has been running at approx $1.61 Cdn and BZ dollar is 2 to 1 for US, this seems like the right exchange amount doesn't it?
Some places charge a service fee for using the credit card. And I just prefer to use money, I don't lose track of what I'm spending. Everybody's happy to receive money and unless you've had too many cocktails, the chances of being incorrectly charged are reduced as well.
[This message has been edited by seashell (edited 01-30-2002).]
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