Change Group features in ACI Magazine
The Change Group International plc is featured this month in the ACI Europe magazine, which carries an interview with Group chairman Dr M Zackariya-Marikar ("Zacky"). ACI Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium, represents the interests of over 450 airports in 48 countries, and the interview is timed to coincide with their major "Airport Trading" conference and exhibition, held at Lago Maggiore, Italy, from 10th-12th March.
In the interview Zacky takes a positive view of future opportunities, while recognising that trading conditions for airports have been tough since 9/11 and have got tougher in the period before a potential Iraq war. "In a downturn opportunities emerge to do things that may be very difficult or even impossible in better times", he says, drawing attention to the Group's recent successes in acquiring a network of bureaux de change outlets from Hansa, the leading Baltic bank, and in quickly doubling the number of customers served - and rapidly increasing revenue for the airport - when the Group won a concession at Sydney International Airport from bigger rival Travelex.
Picture shows the Group's latest showcase bureaux, on London's Park Lane.