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How unwanted currency can fund sustainable tourism

Currency collection boxes are an easy, entry-level way to engage, educate and involve customers in sustainable tourism by encouraging them to donate any unwanted or obsolete currency.

According to Cash4Coins, a leading foreign currency exchange service provider: “British holidaymakers have £2.7 billion worth of unused currency.” When customers return from holidays or work trips they often have leftover foreign currency, or old coins and notes loitering in a drawer at home or in the office. Why not suggest a donation next time they pay your business a visit?

“There’s a lot of unwanted cash which could help us to transform tourism, so that it protects fragile environments and creates sustainable livelihood opportunities for people around the world.” says Graeme Jackson, Head of Partnerships at the Travel Foundation.

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Source: Cash4Coins

Earlier this year we launched a campaign to raise awareness of our currency collection boxes scheme, which we successfully piloted with Midcounties Cooperative. We now have over 100 collection boxes up and down the country that have each raised on average £200.

How can you get involved?

We want to encourage tourism businesses and their customers to donate unwanted currency through our scheme. It’s a simple way to get involved with our mission and give customers an opportunity to give back to their favourite holiday destination.

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If your business would like to raise money to help fund sustainable tourism initiatives then please get in touch with Graeme Jackson, Head of Partnerships:

Email: graeme.jackson@thetravelfoundation.org.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 117 930 7170

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