JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — If you think rising fuel costs and a tough economy have ruined your big plans to travel and see the world, SAA and Nedbank say you should think again. That’s because this partnership, which has been helping to realise the travel dreams of millions of South Africans for years, has just launched the new SAA Voyager Cheque Card – the first cheque card in the world that allows users to earn air miles, and makes redeeming them quicker, easier and more rewarding than ever before.
According to Chris Wood, Executive: Card Issuing and Payments at Nedbank, the SAA Voyager Cheque Card is Nedbank’s response to growing demands from South Africans from all walks of life for a transactional card that allows them to earn SAA Voyager Miles, so that they can realise their travel aspirations. All of this without having to qualify for, or use a credit card.
“Over the years, the SAA Voyager Credit Card from Nedbank has become one of the most appealing and easiest ways for South Africans to earn SAA Voyager Miles,” explains Wood “and the launch of the new SAA Voyager Cheque Card allows even more people access to this globally recognised frequent flyer programme, which can transport them to any destination through established partnerships.”
SAA Executive for Customer Loyalty, Suretha Cruse, explains that even if you are not a frequent traveller, the fastest way to earn miles is by using any of SAA Voyager’s Credit or Cheque Cards from Nedbank. Whilst most of our programme members prefer using their miles for flights, Voyager Miles can be exchanged for a wide variety of travel rewards, including stays at selected accommodation partners, car hire, exotic cruises, duty-free shopping, online gifting, and even health spa experiences.
“We spent time in evaluating the Voyager model to gauge how best we could leverage our unique offering to our clientele. We found that the best way to meet our objective was to allow our customers to enjoy various benefits from joining just one loyalty programme,” she says.
“In addition to being able to redeem Voyager Miles for flights, upgrades and various travel-related expenses, SAA Voyager Premium cardholders enjoy an enhanced travel experience thanks to preferential check-in and lounge access when flying on SAA-operated flights or SAA marketing flights where Mango is the carrier.
Best of all, and similar to the existing SAA Voyager Credit Cards, as an SAA Voyager Cheque Card holder, you don’t have to take that trip of a lifetime alone. We have specifically tailored our offering to include qualifying gold or premium cardholders, one companion ticket per year to a local or global destination depending on their card status and spend threshold,” says Cruse.
Apart from the fastest miles earning rate in South Africa with steady accumulation on daily spend, there are many opportunities to earn bonus miles. “These bonuses include 2 500 miles on signing up to the programme, double miles on eligible spend for the first month after the account has been opened, bonus miles when reaching spend thresholds, and additional miles when paying for an SAA flight with your SAA Voyager Card,” she says.
The Voyager Premium and Gold Credit cards will also be relaunched with the introduction of a stunningly unique card design, adding more exciting benefits such as preferential discounted flights on SAA operated flights and spend incentives. Nedbank has simplified the card application process as well. You can apply online for your SAA Voyager Card or at any Nedbank branch. The SAA Voyager Cheque Card can also be added to select Nedbank transactional accounts and is available to existing and new clients.
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About SAA Voyager
Belonging to the extensive SAA Voyager partner network means that it is possible for the customer to earn and redeem Voyager Miles for flights to almost any destination on the planet. SAA Voyager miles can be earned or redeemed on SAA, SA Express, Mango, and Airlink flights as well as 27 Star Alliance partner airlines and eight non-Star Alliance partners. SAA Voyager members are also able to use their miles to upgrade their flights on SAA and Star Alliance partner airlines or redeem their miles for in-flight purchases from FlySAA Duty Free.
About South African Airways:
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 57 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink, and its low-cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low-cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the Best Airline Staff Service award in the Africa category; this shows that our customer-facing employees are our true brand ambassadors who made a difference to millions of travelling customers.
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