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TravelersBox Adds Foreign Currency Solution to North America

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | December 10, 2015

TravelersBox Adds Foreign Currency Solution to North America

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One of the many struggles of International travel remains finding what to do with all of your now useless currency.

One company, TravelersBox, has been a solution for many throughout Europe and Asia. According to a press release, the ability for travelers to dump their foreign currency into a machine to redeem for PayPal credits or myriad other options is now stepping into North America.

The next step, we imagine, is world domination.

The release states: “TravelersBox, the first and only solution allowing travelers in airports to convert leftover foreign currency into usable digital currency, today announced an expansion of the TravelersBox service to Toronto Pearson International Airport. According to the new agreement signed with Toronto Pearson, Travelersbox will place ten kiosks throughout the airport by Christmas Eve, 2015.”

The release continues, “TravelersBox currently operates airport kiosks in Italy, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, Philippines, and Japan.”

Now we all have our own little solutions for what to do with suddenly useless foreign currency that takes up space in our wallet the second we return from a trip.

I like to keep some of it as a memento of the journey. But what if you happen to have essentially a king’s ransom, failing to spend all your treasure before boarding the plane?

TravelersBox is just one solution but one that is now finally making its way to this continent.

Here is how the service works, minus the obvious video-editing magic:

What are YOU doing with your foreign leftover change at the end of your trip?

Posted by Travelersbox on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tomer Zussman, founder and CEO of TravelersBox, expounded on the news: “Our most active and loyal users have been Americans and Canadians, who deposit an average of over $25 per transaction through our kiosks on other continents. We’re excited to be able to provide this service to our dedicated customers and to all travelers from around the world.”

For the uninitiated, the various TravelersBox kiosks accept currency, which you can then change into credits along various channels such as PayPal, iTunes or as a donation to charity.


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