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Tuesday 23 September 2014

New service takes hassle out of getting foreign currency

Published 13/08/2013 | 05:32

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The ‘Click & Collect’ service launched at Dublin Airport.

HOLIDAY makers' lives just got easier with the official launch of Ireland's first 'Click & Collect' foreign currency service at Dublin Airport.

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The service allows travellers to reserve their travel money online for collection at the airport on the day of departure.

ICE (International Currency Exchange), one of Ireland's leading foreign currency providers since 2001, has rolled out this convenient new online service in Dublin Airport, making the traditional last minute dash for travel money a thing of the past.

Travellers can order their foreign currency through the 'Click & Collect' service, secured at a preferential exchange rate and with zero percent commission, by filling in an online form in advance.

Payment is made on collection, using a printed, smart phone or tablet voucher, at one of ICE's designated 'Click & Collect' outlets in each airport.

The 'Click & Collect' service, which is also being offered at Shannon and Knock Airports, has nine major currencies, including US dollars, UK sterling, Canadian and Australian dollars and Japanese yen and uniquely offers a 'free buy back' guarantee to travellers if they come home with spare currency in their pockets.

Speaking in Dublin Airport at the launch of the 'Click & Collect' service, Lisa Madden, Country Manager Ireland, ICE, said: 'Traditionally, people flying out on holidays have had to make extra plans to order and collect their holiday money, adding to that already long to-do list.

'Our new Click & Collect service does away with this time consuming job, meaning holiday makers can order their currency at a preferential rate from the comfort of their own armchair and then simply collect it the day they are leaving the country.

'The response to this concept has been hugely positive so far and we are looking forward to seeing business and employment grow as customer satisfaction and word of mouth spreads about this convenient and cost-effective new service.'

ICE has 20 foreign currency branches on the island of Ireland, employing 91 full and part-time staff in Dublin, Knock, Shannon and Belfast Airports. There are 11 ICE branches in Dublin Airport with 64 staff.

The ICE 'Click & Collect' service is available through a designated outlet in both Terminal 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport. Full details are at www.ice-ireland.ie

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