Travelex currency services announces sponsorship of World Youth Day “Panama 2019 ”


His Holiness Pope Francis to make the first trip to Panama January 22-27 

Panama, January 17, 2019 – Travelex, a category-leading, independent foreign exchange company, announced today its sponsorship of the 32nd International World Youth Day, “Panama 2019” in Panama. Panama 2019 ( will take place from January 22 – 27 and is estimated to draw more than one million interfaith youth to celebrate the first visit of Pope Francis to Panama. The event is an opportunity for young people to experience, in person, the universality of the Catholic Church while interacting with interfaith believers from around the world.

James Hewitt, CEO of Travelex, says of the sponsorship, “We opened our first store in Panama at the Tocumen International Airport in 2013. We now have a total of three stores at Tocumen and we plan to continue expanding Travelex’s presence in Panama. As part of our expansion, we are committed to supporting local initiatives as we further integrate ourselves into Central and South America. We are excited and fortunate to be supporting our business partners and colleagues in sponsoring World Youth Day, a truly momentous occasion for the Panamanian community.”

To support the WYD pilgrimage, Travelex hopes to make the arrival and entry into Panama a welcoming, seamless experience by deploying additional staff, providing a wide range of multi-lingual signage and collateral, and distributing limited edition commemorative envelopes when attendees exchange currency. Music, dance, cinema and theater, as well as paint and photography exhibits, will be integrated into the festivities and will be the instruments of cultural connection for the pilgrims of WYD.

About Travelex

Headquartered in London, Travelex ( has a rich heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in more than 27 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient, and accurate international money payments service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.

A category-leading, independent foreign exchange specialist, the business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex Group is also active in the remittances and payments space enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.

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