Visit London, Thomas Cook partner on exchange

17th Oct 2007

Visit London, the capital’s official visitor organisation and Thomas Cook have
announced a new, three-year foreign exchange partnership - the first of its kind for
both organisations.Under the new, unique designation ‘Thomas Cook Visit London’s Official Foreign
Exchange Partner’, visitors to the capital will be able to exchange their foreign
currency, gather tourist information and collect money saving offers all under one
roof. Ten Thomas Cook retail stores across central London will offer this service
which aims to increase and improve the visitor experience in London.

Beginning this month visitors to these Thomas Cook stores will also receive a
jointly branded voucher booklet containing extensive offers on restaurants,
entertainment, and popular attractions in London.


Visit London Chief Executive James Bidwell said:

“London is the number one city destination in the world and last year welcomed a
record 15.6 million overseas visitors. From our great parks to museums, galleries
and iconic landmarks, London’s visitor offer is second to none. However, it is
crucial that visitors to London are provided with the best travel information and
advice during their stay.



“Our partnership with Thomas Cook means visitors can exchange currency at outlets
they can trust, that are endorsed by London’s official visitor organisation, and
importantly, can save on their holiday spending by taking advantage of some great


Thomas Cook Director, Financial Services UK & Ireland Melanie Whitehouse said:

“As the nation’s favourite name in travel, Thomas Cook’s foreign exchange bureaux
offer tourists an unrivalled service.  This new partnership means that not only do
we offer currency at competitive exchange rates commission free, but by giving
visitors the free money saving booklet we can really ensure tourists get the very
best out of their stay whilst in London.” 


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