Global Exchange, the multinational company specialised in providing currency exchange services at international airports and other major tourist locations, opened its first Asian offices in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The opening ceremony was attended by officials from the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA).
Asia's first: The opening of the new offices at Hong Kong International Airport marks an important milestone in Global Exchange's Asia Pacific expansion strategy.
The festive event was presided by Isidoro J. Alanís, President and CEO of Global Exchange Group, and Francisco García Sevilla, Country Manager for the Hong Kong subsidiary, and was attended by representatives from AA and other major luminaries including Mr Santiago Martinez-Caro, Consul General of Spain.
Isidoro said: "Hong Kong is a major passenger transport gateway into Asia and China, thus we are pleased to be in Hong Kong and to become a part of this globally important airport. We are proud to open these new Global Exchange offices that combine the most innovative designs with the highest quality standards in the world. The deployment of advance technology at our offices is aimed at offering multilingual communication that facilitates attentive services to international tourists travelling to or from Hong Kong International Airport."
Seven out of the ten offices covered under the foreign exchange concession awarded to Global Exchange last October are already offering round the clock services to Hong Kong International Airport passengers. The other three offices are to commence operation in March, September and November.
The securing of rights to open ten branches for a period of five years last October marks an important milestone for Global Exchange in its expansion strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. The first major step in 2016 was the award of ten branches at Sydney airport in Australia. Hong Kong International Airport is a strategically significant hub because it is the pre-eminent gateway into Asia and China and the world's third busiest in terms of number of international passengers, with more than 72 million users, just behind Heathrow Airport in London and Dubai Airport in United Arab Emirates.
Global Exchange is a Spanish multinational company and one of the top three worldwide specialising in providing foreign currency exchange services at international airports and other major tourist destinations. This company, founded in 1996 in Fuentes de Oñoro (a small village in Salamanca province, Spain), currently boasts a network of more than 250 offices at 55 international airports across five continents.