I've received this notice from two different banks so far this year:
"You no longer need to notify us if you’re planning to use your credit card or debit card while travelling.
No matter where you are, our fraud systems will monitor your account for suspicious and unauthorized transactions. Please keep your contact information up-to-date in the “My Profile” section of Online Banking in case we need to reach you."
So, at least in Canada, it appears we no longer need to notify our banks about travel plans to avoid having them refuse charges from overseas. Has anyone in the States received similar notices? Shall we stop giving new travellers advice to call their banks before leaving?