Visa launches offers programme for businesses

PHOTO: Visa launches offers programme for businesses

SINGAPORE - Businesses looking for better ways to manage their time and money can now enjoy benefits and savings on essential business services and products in the new 2013 Visa Commercial Offers.

Designed to enhance the efficiency of small businesses' processes and improve their bottom line, the programme encompasses more than 60 special deals across business travel and accommodation, travel-related services and business support services and is available to Visa Business, Visa Corporate and Visa Purchasing cardholders in Asia Pacific, Central Europe,Middle East and Africa. (APCEMEA)

Cardholders can enjoy best-available hotel rates with perks such as access to private areas in hotels and resorts, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and late checkout. For those travelling on a budget, Visa has partnered with Hertz for special rental packages offering free day rentals. Small businesses can also make day-to-day business operations a little more enjoyable with discounts for client gifting services and subscriptions to essential news publications like The Economist.

"Small-to-medium businesses in the region are thriving and are always on the lookout for ways to streamline their processes, better manage their cash flow and grow. Part of this is having a faster, easier and more cost-effective way to pay, which is why we created the 2013 Visa Commercial

Offers Program to support our business cardholders with great savings on business essentials and access to special privileges," said Vikram Kshettry, Regional Director, Small Business Products, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Central Europe and Africa, Visa.

"This year, we've made it easier to access our services and offers on the go with the Visa Commercial Offers App for the iPhone. Whether cardholders are traveling for work within the country or overseas, they can access great business offers to help them make the most of their business trip with Visa's Global Customer Assistance Service on hand in case of any emergencies," Kshettry added.

The Visa Commercial Offers App is available for download from all local Apple App Stores across the APCEMEA region.

Regional highlights of the Visa 2013 Commercial Offers programme include


Expedia: Get 10 per cent off when you book your hotel with Expedia

Serviced Apartments Worldwide: Enjoy 10 per cent off at Serviced Apartments Worldwide

Wyndham Hotel Group: VIP Offers at selected brands and locations, including guaranteed late checkout, complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and room upgrade for loyalty programme - Wyndham Rewardsmembers

Dusit International: Enjoy Dusit Best Available rates with a daily complimentary breakfast and late check out until 3pm (subject to availability)

Hertz: 10 per cent off plus other benefits when you reserve a Hertz car with your Visa card


The Economist: 15 per cent off standard subscription