More Foreign Exchange Outlets that Cater to Tourism Surge in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is expected to have a tremendous surge of inbound tourism this 2019 and over the next few years. With the much anticipated Rugby World Cup which is set to open this coming September 20 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, Japan is preparing to welcome millions of international tourists and sports enthusiast from different parts of the globe.


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In this regard, numerous commercial establishments and firms in the country are bound to improve their businesses in order to cater to the influx of foreign tourists. One of the biggest foreign exchange providers in the country, Travelex is among those companies that is set to expand their operations this year.


Last August 30, 2019, Travelex announced that it will open a new “open concept” foreign currency exchange outlet particularly at Shin-Chitose Airport. After the launch of store, six more Travelex currency exchange outlets will be established within the premises of the airport.


Travelex informed the pubic that they will be installing digital screens in their all new foreign exchange providers in the airport. In this way, customers may explore some of the must see travel destinations and sightseeing spots in their country together with the corresponding budget indicated both in Japanese yen and different foreign currencies. This system will enable customers to maximize their trip.


According to Cameron Hume, the Asia Pacific Commercial Director of the firm, “Travelex is very excited to continue its expansion across Japan with these 2 new important stores in Shinchitose Airport. Hokkaido is a booming destination for tourists from across Asia Pacific, with its wonderful food, skiing and natural beauty. We are honoured to serve Shinchitose Airport customers with Travelex’s award-winning customer service, new open store designs and local insights about Hokkaido.”


In line with Hume’s statement, Travelex will be giving out “Shiroikoibito” cookies, a popular souvenir from Hokkaido, to its customers until supplies last. They will also be providing customers with “QR discount pass” to avail of discounts for admission fees at famous tourist spots in Hokkaido.


Reference: Travelex Japan opens currency exchange stores in Shin-Chitose Airport


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