Passengers travelling through Singapore’s Changi Airport can now utilize their unneeded foreign change, using the new TravelersBox kiosks located at the airport. TravelersBox offers a smart way to make use of leftover foreign currency.Instead of taking spare foreign currency home where it’ll become useless, deposit it at a TravelersBox kiosk to redeem gift cards from your favorite brands, add it to your PayPal account or make a donation.
They may also make a contribution to the Changi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Changi Airport Group (CAG) that supports youth community efforts, or charities such as the Red Cross. This way, money that would otherwise be kept in a jar of mixed coins and bills, is now of value again.
“We are happy to welcome TravelersBox to Changi Airport and offer this useful service to the over 58 million passengers who pass through each year.” said Mr Albert Lim, Senior Vice President of Passenger Experience, Changi Airport Group. TravelersBox kiosks were first installed in Changi Airport in mid-December and in that time, there have been four times more transactions in Singapore than in the next best performing airport.
TravelersBox operates dozens of kiosks at airports around the world including in Singapore, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, Canada, Italy, UK and Turkey. In each country, TravelersBox kiosks accept the local currency in addition to few more popular currencies in the area.
Here are some Q&As to better understand the functionality of TravelersBox:
Why should I use TravelersBox?
No matter where you’re travelling, you’ll always find yourself with unused foreign cash as you head back home. Instead of wasting it on expensive souvenirs, you can use it wisely by exchanging it for a gift card, depositing it into your PayPal account, or donating it to a good cause.
Are there any fees for using TravelersBox?
TravelersBox charges a 7% only while offering great exchange rates. TravelersBox kiosk will always be cheaper than the local money exchanges at the airport.
Which currencies does the kiosk accept?
The kiosks accept different currencies, taking into consideration the country of operation. Currently, the kiosks in Singpore accept Singapore Dollar, Thai Baht, Australian Dollar, RMB, Indonesian Rupiah, Hong Kong Dollar, Japanese Yen, Philippine Peso and Malaysian Ringgit.
Is it safe to deposit to TravelersBox kiosks?
Depositing money into the kiosk is 100% safe.TravelersBox is authorized by the local banks and port authorities in each location, such as TAV and DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey), SEA, GTAA, TAV and Central Bank of Georgia.
Don’t let your money go to waste, and don’t leave it sitting in a jar back home. Turn it into cash that you can actually use and choose from our wide range of gift cards or deposit to your e-wallet!
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