Tucan Travel is set to discontinue its local payment option after feedback revealed 81% of customers preferred to pay holidays in full. Local repayments will be re-calculated on 30 June according to bank or post office exchange rates and will then be rolled into a single fixed price which clients will pay upfront. The operator will pay for administration and exchange rate variations so there will be no additional cost to clients. During the changeover period, travellers who have booked prior to and including 30 June 2010 may or may not pay a local payment depending on when they are due to travel. Full details of how the changeover period will work can be found at www.tucantravel.com/useful-information/no-more-local-payments. “It’s our job to take the hassle out of adventure travel and we feel it is entirely worth the extra effort on our side to make our clients’ lives easier,” said Tucan Travel General Manager UK and Europe Bec Whiffin. The change to single pricing would streamline and simplify the booking process for both travellers and travel agents. Tucan Travel reservations staff will start sending updated invoices to clients and travel agents from 1 July.