India, 18 May 2022: Priority Pass™ Access India, a new domestic lounge experience owned and operated by Collinson, today announces an exciting new partnership with payment network Visa. The agreement will see cardholders in India under the Visa domestic lounge programme gain access to Priority Pass’s extensive lounge network in India.
From today, eligible payment cardholders under Visa’s domestic lounge programme in India can enjoy access to over 50 premium lounges and airport experiences located across all major cities in India, simply by tapping or swiping their Visa credit or debit card on Pine Labs’ point of sale (POS) terminals. When travelling internationally, Visa cardholders can continue to enjoy lounge access and experiences through LoungeKey – Priority Pass Access India’s global sister brand – all through their existing Visa cards.
Eligible cardholders under this programme will also have access to a comprehensive range of merchant offers across the Indian airport ecosystem, through Collinson’s strategic local partner Poshvine, where they can avail of discount offers across dining, retail, spa, airport transfers, meet & greets and sleeping pods. Eligible cardholders may also use co-funded value vouchers at leading quick-service restaurants and with ride-hailing services to add further joy to their travel. This partnership represents the possibilities of creating a seamless travel experience, enhancing Visa’s cardholders’ journeys at every touch point through access to a holistic travel ecosystem.
Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific at Collinson said, “India remains one of the world’s busiest domestic travel markets, and we hope to facilitate this strong desire to travel by providing our clients’ customers with a touch of luxury in a safe and comfortable environment. We are delighted to announce a partnership with Visa in India which will offer frequent travellers not only easy access to over 50 premium domestic airport lounges, but a broader ecosystem of experiences that enhance journeys at every touch point.”
Collinson’s identity protection solution – ID Sentry – was introduced as a complimentary premium benefit for Infinite cardholders in India in October 2020.
Collinson is a global leader in the provision of traveller experiences including airport lounge access and medical and security assistance and travel medical services. Collinson’s traveller experiences include the world’s leading airport lounge and experiences programme, Priority Pass, as well as travel insurance, identity assistance, flight delay, international health and travel risk management solutions.
Collinson has over 2,000 employees operating out of 17 locations globally, all working to deliver a broad range of traveller experiences that ensure the safety, welfare and comfort of 55 million people as they travel for business and leisure around the world. Its travel medical and security assistance business unit has more than 55 years’ experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, including the handling of pandemics such as Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus. Last year alone, Collinson responded to over 95,000 emergency calls, managed over 40,000 medical cases and conducted over 3,000 aero-medical evacuations across the 170 countries it serves. We work with clients including American Express, Cathay Pacific, CBA, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa.
With a rich history of connecting different members of the travel, financial services and loyalty ecosystem together, and recognising the central role that travel plays to global economies, Collinson continues to leverage its unique position in light of the pandemic, working to help keep brands front of mind, raise traveller confidence and ultimately support global travel’s long-term recovery.
About Priority Pass
Priority Pass is the original and market-leading airport experiences programme operated by Collinson. It provides discerning frequent travellers access to over 1,300 lounges and airport experiences in over 650 airports across 148 locations, including a growing number of airport dining and spa offerings worldwide that can be accessed in the same way as lounges. Using the Priority Pass app for iOS and Android, members can quickly and easily discover locations welcoming Priority Pass, instantly check their visit entitlement and use their Digital Membership Card to access airport lounges and experiences.
Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at Visa.com.
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