Travelers Box: A Brilliant Way to Use Your Left Over Foreign Currencies!

A Cool New Way To Save Money From Travelers Box

A Cool New Way To Save Money From Travelers Box

During my recent lost luggage challenge I had two stopovers at Ataturk Istanbul Airport in Turkey. It’s an airport I’m used to. I have flown directly in and out of it a few times when backpacking in Turkey and I have also had multiple stop overs here before.
In 2015 on one of my stopovers, I noticed a machine called “Travelers Box”. There are several of them here at Ataturk Airport and at other airports around the world. It’s a cool new idea so I had to share it with you. This is a brilliant way to make use to that last bit of foreign currency you have so that you don’t return to your home with extra un-needed currencies.

Travelers Box: A Brilliant Way to Use Your Left Over Foreign Currencies!

Travelers Box: A Brilliant Way to Use Your Left Over Foreign Currencies!

Here’s the deal with Travelers Box – you get to Ataturk Airport with say $25 dollars worth of Turkish. And if you’re a cheapskate like me, you’ll try to avoid buying food, drink and duty free at the airport as they are almost always a rip off. TravelersBox offers a smart and innovative way to make use of leftover foreign currency.

Turkish Lira left over

Turkish Lira

Instead of taking spare foreign currency home where it’ll become useless, deposit it at a TravelersBox kiosk and make use of it in many ways – to redeem gift cards from your favorite brands, add it to your PayPal account or make a donation. Personally when I got here to Ataturk Airport, I decided to use up my extra Turkish Lira by depositing it into my PayPal account. So that’s exactly what I did and it was very easy to use!

My transaction processing!

My transaction processing!

Transaction complete!

Transaction complete!

So next time you end up in one of these airports, check out the service from Travelers Box. As a long term traveller on a crazy journey, this was the first time I had seen and experienced this and I hope it goes from strength to strength and shows up at more airports. You can currently use Travelers Box at these airports (as of June 2016):

  • Toronto Pearson, Canada
  • Ataturk Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ben Gurion, Israel
  • Malpensa, Milan
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Ensenborga Ankara, Turkey
  • Adnan Menderes Izmir, Turkey

If you have more money than me you may prefer a foreign currency account:
http://www.hsbc.com.au/1/2/personal/savings/compare/foreign

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