Visa has launched its ‘Airport companion’ program claimed to be the first of its kind in Asia Pacific.
The Visa airport companion program is a comprehensive digital solution for Visa cardholders who can gain access to exclusive privileges and discounts to amenities and services at the airport such as lounges, restaurants, spas, retail, limousines and meet & greet services.
It includes in-app payment, card verification, smart recommendations and push notifications.
The program comes with a mobile app that lets cardholders manage their membership, make payments, receive smart recommendations or simply enjoy the airport services at the touch of a button.
TS Anil, Senior Vice President, Head of Products, Asia Pacific, Visa:
“Airports are fast becoming commerce hubs, with growing number of travellers, retail stores and spend. About 7.5 billion people are expected to pass through an airport in 2019 with expected sales of about $60 billion at airports. Besides airport lounges, F&B establishments are most frequented across all traveller segments, followed by shopping. Visa is constantly exploring ways in which we stay ahead of the curve in bringing value to our cardholders. Visa airport companion program provides Visa cardholders a one-stop shop to enjoy the various offerings on a digital platform.”
Visa has signed a partnership with DragonPass, one of the fastest-growing lounge providers in the world.