Diamond Bank and Qatar Airline have entered into partnership aimed at boosting use of electronic payment card.
The partnership, according to Robert Giles, Head of Cards, Diamond Bank, is to demonstrate to customers that using cards delivers more value than using cash.
Under the partnership, Diamond Visa card holders would enjoy loyalty benefits offered by Qatar Airways to its Privilege Club members.
The loyalty programme makes it possible for Diamond Visa Credit Cardholders to redeem ‘Gem Points’ in exchange for ‘Qmiles’ which can be used for free flights and upgrades on all Qatar Airways’ routes across the world. “Gem Points” are loyalty rewards earned by Diamond Visa Credit cardholders for online and POS pay-ments which can be exchanged for free services with partners, including Qatar Airways. Qmiles is Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer pro-gramme, which enables members to fly to destina-tions at no charge when they have accumulated the required number of points.
Apart from redeeming Qmiles, Diamond Visa Credit Cardholders will also enjoy up to a 15% savings when they book online and pay with a Diamond Visa Credit card through a secure web portal available on the Diamond Bank website; making the offer one of the best loyalty rewards offer in Nigeria.
He said each N150 purchase via Diamond Visa Credit card earns one Gem Points which is equal to one Qmiles on Qatar Airline priviledge club.
N500,000 worth of pur-chase would earn enough Gem points for a free flight to Dubai. He said that in addition to these, a special web portal has been created whereby card holders purchase Qatar flight ticket at 15 per cent discount.
Qatar Airways Country Manager Nigeria, Jean-Francois D’Amours, expressed his delight in the newly-announced partnership, “Qatar Airways is pleased to extend the airline’s loyalty programme benefits to Diamond Bank Visa cardholders.
“As one of the world’s top airlines, we offer passengers a Five Star travel experience and cover 100 destinations.”
The latest partnership with Qatar Airways is yet another benefit for Diamond Visa Credit cardholders.
It offers Nigerians an easy payment solution while transacting both locally and interna-tionally, making shop-ping more convenient.
Diamond Visa Credit remains the only Naira-denominated credit card available in Nigeria, making it possible for cardholders to buy anything, anywhere in the world, and pay in Naira.