Press release -
Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track launches at Cape Town International Airport
Johannesburg, 1 September 2021 – Discovery Bank today announced that Black and Purple cardholders can enjoy faster security clearance with the Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track at the Cape Town International Airport domestic departure hall, making travel more rewarding than ever.
This follows the launch of Priority Fast Track at OR Tambo International Airport in July 2020, successfully brought to life by creative agency Pacinamix.
“With our world-class app, Discovery Bank clients are used to convenience and banking on the go. Priority Fast Track allows clients to save time and avoid extra stress while travelling. Discovery Bank is designed to share the value that clients create by managing their money well, back with them through unprecedented interest rates, retail and travel discounts and other rewards,” says Akash Dowra, Head of Client Insights at Discovery Bank.
How it works:
1. After check-in, clients can proceed to the Priority Fast Track and present either their physical Discovery Bank Black or Purple card or virtual card in the Discovery Bank app.
2. Business class and priority passengers may also use the Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track. All passengers have to do is show either their physical or electronic boarding pass.
“The Airports Company South Africa continues to innovate to deliver an improved passenger experience and service excellence. In collaboration with our business partners, we have provided a solution which ensures faster facilitation for priority passengers through security at Cape Town International Airport. The focus on efficient processing and the health and safety of our passengers remains paramount. We are pleased to see ever increasing amounts of air travellers returning to the airport,” ACSA says.
Take advantage of travel benefits safely
With Discovery Bank, clients can earn Discovery Miles based on how well they manage their money, and they can use their Discovery Miles – Discovery’s rewards currency that’s more valuable than cash – to pay for flights, accommodation, and car hire bookings either in part or in full within the Vitality travel partner network.
Discovery Bank clients with Vitality Money get savings of up to 40% on domestic flights, while Vitality Health members save up to 35% on domestic flights. Clients with both Vitality Money and Vitality Health can therefore get a flight saving of up to 75%. Discovery Bank clients can also book international flights with Emirates and Qantas and get discounts of up to 75% with Vitality Health and Vitality Money.
“Even with the country’s vaccination rollout underway, we must still be cautious whether travelling or not. Follow the recommended COVID-19 preventive guidelines, including wearing a fabric face mask, physical distancing, regular handwashing and sanitizing,” Dowra added.
About Discovery Bank
Discovery Bank is part of Discovery Limited, a financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment and wellness across 27 markets. Discovery Bank is fundamentally designed differently through its shared-value model. Clients create value as they manage their money well, that Discovery Bank shares back with them through better interest rates, deep discounts, and significant rewards. The overall outcome is that clients experience greater financial wellbeing, it reduces the risk of defaults for Discovery Bank making the business more sustainable, and it addresses large-scale challenges, such as increased savings, that benefit society at large. Behaviour change and rewards are enabled through Vitality Money, an AI-Powered programme on the Discovery Bank app that gives clients an understanding of behaviours that influence their financial wellbeing and how to manage their money. The better clients do, the higher their Vitality Money status and the greater the value they receive.
For more information on safe travel, please visit the Discovery COVID-19 Hub
Pacinamix is a transformative creative agency headquartered in Johannesburg boasting a pool of talented creatives that continuously reinvent themselves through adopting cutting-edge business practices to set new trends that elevate the possibilities for local and global brands. Our name, Pacinamix, is inspired by the word ‘pasina’, which in Shona means ‘from nothing’. With this notion in mind, our business is driven by the idea of creating from nothing to something unique and powerful. This is how we live our #Zero2Hundred mantra. #Zero2Hundred is our creative approach and our way of life.
Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment and wellness markets. Since inception in 1992, Discovery has been guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. This has manifested in its globally recognised Vitality Shared-Value insurance model, active in 27 markets with over 20 million members. The model is exported and scaled through the Global Vitality Network, an alliance of some of the largest insurers across key markets including AIA (Asia), Ping An (China), Generali (Europe), Sumitomo (Japan), John Hancock (US), Manulife (Canada) and Vitality Life & Health (UK, wholly owned). Discovery trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange as DSY.
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