HNB-VISA an­nounce new air­port ex­pe­ri­ence for card­hold­ers with Dragonpass launch

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FINANCE -

Sri Lanka’s most in­no­va­tive bank, HNB PLC, an­nounced a break­through part­ner­ship with Visa to de­liver a spe­cial range of ben­e­fits for the HNB Visa In­fi­nite and Visa Sig­na­ture card­hold­ers, in­clud­ing ac­cess to the world’s most pres­ti­gious air­port lounges and an out­stand­ing range of dis­counts.

With the launch of the Air­port Com­pan­ion Pro­gramme by Dragonpass, the card­hold­ers will be pro­vided with ac­cess to over 900 of the world’s most lav­ish air­port lounges in the world in ad­di­tion to con­ces­sion­ary rates for lounge vis­its, the op­tion of re­serv­ing a li­mou­sine ser­vice in 140 of the world’s most bustling cities and dis­counts of up to 50 per­cent at over 800 din­ing out­lets at air­ports glob­ally for Visa In­fi­nite card­hold­ers.

“HNB re­mains fully com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing un­par­al­leled ser­vice ex­cel­lence to our cus­tomers and our part­ner­ship with Visa rep­re­sents an­other ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment in this jour­ney. There is tremen­dous in­ter­est from our cus­tomers and we are con­fi­dent that our HNB Visa card­hold­ers will re­spond en­thu­si­as­ti­cally to the Dragon Pass of­fer,” HNB Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Dil­shan Ro­drigo stated.

While ben­e­fits will be avail­able to all cat­e­gories of Visa In­fi­nite and Visa Sig­na­ture card­hold­ers will be granted a com­pli­men­tary mem­ber­ship, Visa In­fi­nite mem­bers will re­ceive two com­pli­men­tary lounge vis­its ev­ery year. All of these func­tions can be con­ve­niently man­aged and re­deemed via a sim­ple, easy-to-use mo­bile app.

“At HNB we are fully ded­i­cated to­wards the creation of prod­ucts and ser­vices which of­fer the best value for our cus­tomers and so we are very ex­cited to be able to part­ner with Visa to launch Dragon Pass for our val­ued card­hold­ers, thereby en­sur­ing that each of them has ac­cess to world-class travel and din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences any­where they go.

“HNB cus­tomers will en­joy these ben­e­fits through the bank’s part­ner­ship with Visa, the world’s most trusted elec­tronic pay­ment plat­form. These ben­e­fits are tailored es­pe­cially with fre­quent trav­ellers in mind, al­low­ing them to en­joy a con­ve­nient and stress-free travel ex­pe­ri­ence with bet­ter ac­ces­si­bil­ity to lounges and din­ing fa­cil­i­ties,” HNB Head of Cards Roshan­tha Jay­atunge said.

Dragonpass Asia Pa­cific CEO Becky Lim said, “Dragonpass is ex­cited to part­ner with HNB and Visa to jointly of­fer our dig­i­tal Air­port Com­pan­ion Pro­gramme that pro­vides HNB’S most pre­mium card­hold­ers with ex­clu­sive ac­cess and priv­i­leges across a suite of ben­e­fits in air­ports glob­ally. We hope to en­hance ev­ery trav­eller’s jour­ney, so that they can en­joy a seam­less and sig­nif­i­cantly more en­joy­able travel ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Dragonpass of­fers the first of its kind all-in-one dig­i­tal travel so­lu­tion pro­vid­ing cus­tomers with a com­plete air­port ex­pe­ri­ence via a dig­i­tally in­te­grated mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion. Cus­tomers can gain ac­cess to ex­clu­sive priv­i­leges and dis­counts to ameni­ties and ser­vices at the air­port such as lounges, restau­rants, spas, lim­ou­sines and meet and greet ser­vices while new ser­vices are be­ing added.

With a Dragonpass mem­ber­ship, you never have to travel on a par­tic­u­lar air­line or book­ing class to take ad­van­tage of the lounge ac­cess and other ben­e­fits. Dif­fer­ent mem­ber­ship plans suit both fre­quent and in­fre­quent trav­ellers.

“We see a tremen­dous growth in tourist ar­rivals in Sri Lanka with ar­rival fig­ures hav­ing grown 14 per­cent to 2.0 mil­lion in 2016. More and more Sri Lankans are also choos­ing to travel over­seas with so many op­tions avail­able through con­sis­tent in­cen­tives and spe­cial of­fers. Given the fact that trav­ellers do spend a con­sid­er­able amount of time at air­ports, ac­cess to lounges and good din­ing op­tions is also be­com­ing rel­e­vant. In ad­di­tion to nu­mer­ous of­fers, giv­ing our cus­tomers the op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with a global net­work of lounges across in­ter­na­tional air­ports will en­hance their per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence as a Visa card holder,” Visa Coun­try Man­ager for Sri Lanka An­thony Wat­son noted.

Visa Inc. is a global pay­ments tech­nol­ogy com­pany that con­nects con­sumers, busi­nesses, fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions and gov­ern­ments in more than 200 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries to fast, se­cure and re­li­able elec­tronic pay­ments.

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