Global Exchange opens its first-ever Asia offices at Hong Kong International Airport

  • The Global Exchange offices in Hong Kong have been providing currency exchange services to passengers since last 11th January.
  • The President and CEO of Global Exchange, Isidoro J. Alanís, presided over an official grand opening ceremony attended by many airport authorities.
  • The Global Exchange offices are equipped with the latest technology in order to meet the needs of modern tourists.
  • With more than 72 million users, Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s third busiest in terms of numbers of international passengers.


HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 23rd February 2018 – Global Exchange, the multinational company specialised in providing currency exchange services at international airports and other major tourist locations, opened up its first-ever Asian offices in Hong Kong at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) at the Official Grand Opening Ceremony attended by officials at 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 over by Isidoro J. Alanís, President and CEO of the Global Exchange Group, and Francisco García Sevilla, Country Manager for the Hong Kong subsidiary, and was graced with the presence of representatives from AA and other major luminaries including Mr. Santiago Martinez-Caro, Consul General of Spain.

Isidoro Alanís said, “Hong Kong is a major passenger transport gateway into Asia and China, thus we are pleased to be in Hong Kong to become a part of this globally important airport. We are proud to open these new Global Exchange offices that combine the most innovative design 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 over the next few months, in March, September and November.

The arrival in Asia

The securing of the rights to open ten branches for a period of five years last October marks an important milestone for Global Exchange, the Spanish multinational company in its expansion strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. The first major step in 2016 with 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.

About Global Exchange

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 boast a network of more than 250 offices at 55 international airports across five continents. With a presence in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Jamaica, Jordan, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, The Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong and Turkey, as at the end of the year 2017, the company had 5.5 million Customer and over 2,000 employees, of which 350 work in Spain.