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Source: Visa
Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:00 PM IST (06:30 AM GMT)
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Visa Launches 2011 Privileges Program for Premium Cardholders

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, January 27, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — Visa today announced the launch of its 2011 Premium Access program for Visa Infinite, Visa Signature and Visa Platinum cardholders in India. The program brings together a collection of privileges for Visa Premium cardholders including the ability to taste unforgettable food and travel in style, as well as access to the most sought after shows in town and exciting offers at designer stores when they pay with their Visa card.

Uttam Nayak, Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa, said. “We continuously strive to provide our cardholders with special experiences and offers when they use their Visa Premium cards in India and abroad. Over the years, we have worked hard to understand our cardholders’ needs and have designed our 2011 Visa Premium Access program with the dining, travel and lifestyle requirements of our premium cardholders in mind. We look forward to working closely with our partners to provide our cardholders memorable moments when they use their Visa Premium cards.”

Highlights of the Visa 2011 Premium Access program include :

Dining: Savour fine dining moments
. Pizza Hut provides the truly Italian experience for all Visa Premium cardholders. Visa Premium cardholders enjoy savings of up to 32% on a la carte menu prices when purchasing King Size Meals. This offer is available at more than 120 Pizza Hut dine-in restaurants across India.

. Visa Premium cardholders enjoy special privileges when dining at over 50 of the Speciality Group restaurants such as Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Machaan and Sigree. Specially designed ‘Emperor’s Feast packages provide a complete fine dining experience and cardholders also earn gift vouchers worth Rs 300 with every bill over Rs.1,500 on a-la-carte purchases.

Travel: Travel in style
. Upgrade your travel experience with complimentary access to Airport Lounges in India and abroad with your Visa Infinite or Visa Signature card. Take a moment to relax in luxury and enjoy gourmet meals, comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, screenings on widescreen TVs and bar services. The Airport Lounge Access Program service is available in more than 25 airports across the world.

Entertainment: Enjoy “Blockbuster Weekends”
. Visa Platinum, Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders can log on to on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and enjoy “Blockbuster Weekends” privileges. Cardholders who use their Visa card to pay for one movie ticket get another ticket free.

. Access to special events and concerts are available to Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders via Cardholders enjoy premium seats and pre-booking facilities for theatre productions, concerts, sports events and film festivals as well as the opportunity to meet featured artistes. A dedicated concierge service is available to help with reservations 12 hours a day, 7days a week.

Lifestyle: Pamper yourself with Shopping and Spa Privileges
. Extraordinary shopping privileges await Visa Premium cardholders at , a members-only, online shopping platform that hosts private online sales of premium fashion and luxury brands. Cardholders enjoy up to 70% off on apparel, jewellery, fragrances, high-end watches, accessories, home décor and skin-care from leading brand names.

. Visa Platinum, Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders can now experience divine relaxation at more than 11 exquisite spa locations across India and enjoy special offers when they pay with their Visa Premium cards.

Global Travel and Lifestyle Benefits for Visa Premium cardholders :

To view the benefits please click on the link given below:

Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, Visa Platinum cardholders residing in India are eligible for the 2011 Visa Premium Access program. Terms and Conditions apply. Program details are available at: ; ; .

About Visa

Visa 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 digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices:
Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit

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Anuja Sharma, Visa India, +91 9004604426,
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