South African Airways (SAA) Voyager and Nedbank today launched a first in the world – a cheque card which guarantees users to earn air miles per transactional swipe. The SAA Voyager Cheque Card launch which took place at SA Technical premises was co-hosted by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SAA Vuyani Jarana and CEO of Nedbank, Mike Brown. According to both, the card represents a significant shift in the way in which air miles are earned.
Traditionally, airline reward programmes have always offered cobranded credit cards to customers to allow them to earn air miles based on their credit spend. The new SAA Voyager Cheque Card offers existing holders of SAA Voyager Credit Cards the opportunity to increase the miles they earn and the benefits thereof without the need to increase their credit spend or acquire additional credit cards. 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.
“We have tailored this unique offering as part of our efforts to diversify platforms through our customers are able to earn miles with ease and as frequently,” said SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana. “Also, while 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,” he said.
The programme over the past 12 months, has seen 12 000 miles accrued and 9 000 miles redeemed every minute, validating the trading magnitude of the Voyager programme. Apart from the exclusive Customer Value Proposition (CVPs) for the credit and cheque card holders, cardholders benefit from the reward-gain and upfront value benefits of 68 travel and retail partners of the Voyager programme.
Nedbank CEO, Mike Brown,Pointed out that the launch of the SAA Voyager Cheque Card, and the accompanying announcement of enhanced benefits offered by SAA Voyager Credit Cards, ushers in the exciting next chapter in the highly strategic and successful partnership between Nedbank and the SAA Voyager programme that goes back almost 13 years to the establishment of the first SAA Voyager Credit Card in 2006.