Better Business with Visa: 2013 Commercial Offers Program Unveiled

Karachi, June 10, 2013 – 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 Program.

Designed to enhance the efficiency of small businesses’ processes and improve their bottom line, the program 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.

“Cards business in Pakistan is thriving with each passing day but at the same time it is becoming very competitive. Today’s cardholders need a reason for using a card and I think Visa through their commercial offers program provides a complete solution to all cardholders need,” said Kamil Khan, Country Manager, Visa Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“Small-to-medium businesses in Pakistan are also 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,” he further added

Regional highlights of the Visa 2013 Commercial Offers program include


  • Expedia: Get 10 percent off when you book your hotel with Expedia
  • Serviced Apartments Worldwide: Enjoy 10 percent 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 program – 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 percent off plus other benefits when you reserve a Hertz car with your Visa card


  • The Economist: 15 percent off standard subscription