Diners Club® Pro-Am Classic 2016 at Mauritius

2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the Diners Club International® Pro-Am Classic, which took place on 28th November – 2nd December 2016 in the Republic of Mauritius. The island paradise of Mauritius, known for its bio-diverse marine environment, sapphire blue waters and fine dining was named the “2016 Golf Destination of the Year for the … Explore More

Diners Club® The Best of Shanghai Dining Event

Diners Club International®, in conjunction with VOL Group, hosted a Behind the Best of Shanghai dining series, a special two-night culinary event on October 26 & 27 in Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The two-night dining experience, exclusively for Diners Club® clubmembers, was held at the newly unveiled “Shanghai Lounge” – Bund.5 salon, a multi-functional space … Explore More

Top 10 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

The heart of Mexico City was alive with eager anticipation as some of Latin America’s best gastronomic chefs joined together for the culinary world’s annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 26th September 2016. The highly anticipated celebration was held at the innovative Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral venue designed by Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin. The … Explore More

Diners Club® Celebrates Milestone of 700+ Lounges

Salones VIP Pacific Club Iquique Chile | Photo Credit: Lounge Gateway In August 2016, the Diners Club Airport Lounge Network reached a significant milestone: we now offer access to more than 700 airport lounges around the world. Since the 1980s, Diners Clubmembers have enjoyed this exclusive benefit that makes the Diners Club experience unique from … Explore More

2016 Diners Club Winelist Awards – South Africa

The annual Diners Club International Winelist Awards honors South African restaurateurs that have mastered the culinary art of pairing food and wine through a meticulously crafted and well thought-out wine list that complements their menu. 2016 marks the 22nd anniversary of Diners Club paying tribute to the innovation and hard work of restaurateurs receiving this coveted … Explore More

Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane

The Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane is the “new” independent departure lounge at Brisbane Airport in the International Terminal – Level 4.  Diners Club® clubmembers can access the lounge at any time, no matter what airline they are flying, making travel more flexible. Brisbane Australia’s first Plaza Premium lounge opened in April 2016 The Brisbane … Explore More

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at LHR T2

The Plaza Premium Lounge is the first independent arrivals lounge at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport. At over 3,400 square feet, this spacious lounge is open all day, for all passengers, regardless of airline and class of service, for an entry fee.  It’s perfect for Diners Club® clubmembers that have arrived to London Heathrow in … Explore More

Top 10 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

After 14 Years in London, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants annual ceremony came state-side to New York’s Cipriani Wall Street.  The night was filled with anticipation on the announcement of the winner of the coveted No.1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016. With joyous cheer, Italy’s Osteria Francescana won the top … Explore More

Luksus & Tørst – The Beer Pairing Movement

Beer pairings are making a new home at the dinner table alongside wine as a new “haute” gastronomic movement increases in popularity across the US and abroad.   New York City, a dining destination known for forward thinking menus and unique dining experiences brings a new dynamic duo to the scene, Master Brewer Jeppe Janit-Bjergsø … Explore More

Diners Club® Mobile App

The Diners Club® mobile app is the perfect on-the-go travel tool for card members accessible anywhere and anytime, around the globe. The mobile app’s latest release offers an enhanced user interface, making it easier to browse more than 650 Diners Club Airport Lounges and search for exclusive Privileges offers by destination. Additional features also allow you … Explore More

Top 10 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are like the “Oscars for the Culinary World” and the winners were revealed for 2016 at the W Bangkok on 29 February. Bangkok’s Gaggan won the coveted No. 1 spot as Asia’s Best Restaurant as well as the Best Restaurant in Thailand award for the second year in a row. … Explore More

‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’

  Designed by a British architect and interior design team, the ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ provides a tranquil place for Diners Club® Card members to start their travels in a relaxing way from Heathrow Terminal 5. There is a special 10% discount off all spa treatments within the lounge up to … Explore More

The Top 3 Landmark Attractions in Bangkok

Known for its grand historical attractions, Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If you are visiting the “City of Angels” for the first time, these top three landmarks are a must-see on your travel list and can be seen in one day since they are so close in proximity — Explore, Embark … Explore More

Chef Thompson Honored With 2016 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, David Thompson has been named the recipient of the 2016 Diners Club®Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious accolade is part of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy; an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. In 1986, Australian-born Chef David … Explore More

Introducing NEW Diners Club Airport Lounges

With over 600 lounges accessible with your Diners Club card, you have your choice of quiet retreats amid hectic airports all over the world, from Luxembourg to Zanzibar, Skopje to Bali. Diners Club lounges offer an inviting space to unwind and get work done, regardless of your airline or travel class. We invite you to … Explore More

Chef Renzo Garibaldi’s #BestMealEver

“It is difficult to choose just one #BestMealEver; I would like to select ten,” said Chef Renzo Garibaldi, who heads Osso Carnicería & Salumeria, No. 34 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. “But if I had to choose one it would be Eleven Madison Park,” he added, referring to the New York restaurant focused … Explore More

Experience the Beauty and Luxury of Seoul

Bowl of Chueotang – Perfect for Winter in Seoul Winter in Seoul is bitterly cold yet beautiful with snow-covered mountains and parks creating a romantic ambiance. From skiing to ice skating in an outdoor rink, to hanging out in an indoor theme park or relaxing at a sauna, Seoul offers an abundance of all-ages attractions. … Explore More

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in China

January 21–February 20 marks the 2016 Chinese New Year with New Year’s Day falling on February 8. Millions travel from both home and abroad through Mainland China to experience this celebration and delight in the many attractions and historical treasures China offers. Although Chinese New Year is the most crowded time of the year, February … Explore More

Chef Soledad Nardelli’s #BestMealEver

Chila Soledad Nardelli confesses that her Best Meal Ever is the nut pudding her father has made for her every Sunday since she was a little girl. Chef Nardelli, who helms the Buenos Aires restaurant Chila, which ranked No. 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, typically has dinner with a big group of … Explore More

Book Winter Adventures in India

 Shimla This winter, escape to the snowy beauty of Shimla nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, where you’ll be dazzled by the mountains and pine forests. As the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, the wintry ambiance and nature paradise of Shimla is a big draw for honeymooners, Indian tourists, and adventure travel … Explore More

Amazing Places to Experience Winter Charm

This winter, take a trip to some of the most charming places on earth… The stunning landscape of Austria, the twinkling Northern lights of Finland and the scenic beauty of Amsterdam are all amazing places to experience the magic of winter. Check out our Diners Club Privileges after you arrive. Austria A Central European German-speaking … Explore More

Winners of the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2015

The 24th annual Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort, situated inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate on the Dolphin Coast just north of Durban, South Africa, during the third week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 franchises. Serbia came out in the lead, with Colombia as … Explore More

The Hills are Alive: Hidden Gems of the Black Forest

The hills of the Black Forest region, alive with stunning scenery, family fun, ski resorts and spas, not to mention Michelin-starred restaurants, is an area of mystery and darkness idealized as Waldeinsamreit (the beauty of solitude in the woods) during the German Romanticism movement. The magical fairy-tale ambiance of the region was immortalized in Jacob … Explore More

Alejandra & Jorge Vallejo’s #BestMealEver

When asked about her #BestMealEver, Alejandra Vallejo didn’t hesitate. “Mine has to be pasta in bed, with a cheese sauce, mushrooms and sausage—very simple really,” she said. “But he goes to the kitchen, prepares it and brings it back to bed,” she added, referring to her husband Chef Jorge Vallejo. As the co-owners of Mexico … Explore More

Off the Beaten Path in Hawaii

The Aloha State features three active volcanoes, a mountain that measures 33,000 feet from the ocean floor and waterfalls galore. Eight islands comprise the island-state, but only six are open to the public: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii (known as the Big Island). With rare beaches, volcanoes and hiking trails, the Big Island of … Explore More

Luke Dale-Roberts’ #BestMealEver

“It was a bloody good time,” said Luke Dale-Roberts, recalling a recent #BestMealEver at Atera, a New York-based restaurant focused on highly seasonal, sensory cuisine. One of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Dale-Roberts was raised in the UK and trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia, where he launched restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, … Explore More

Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso. For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. … Explore More

Up Next: Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is in Mexico City this week for the first time, following two successful years in Lima, Peru. This prestigious list will be unveiled at an exciting awards ceremony tomorrow tonight. In addition to the list, several awards will be presented to chefs with notable popularity and sustained contributions to the world of … Explore More

Celebrating Enrique Olvera’s Lifetime Achievement Award

“My initial feeling was surprise,” said Enrique Olvera, recalling his reaction to winning the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2015. “Being so young, I never expected to deserve such a merit,” the chef and restauranteur explained. For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican … Explore More

Chef Virgilio Martínez: Creating Food that Screams “Welcome to Peru!”

Called “the new messenger of the Latin American [food] scene,” Chef Virgilio Martínez will travel 14,000 feet above sea level in [Cusco, Peru] to find local products to bring back to his flagship restaurant, Central, located in Lima, Peru. Martínez has made a name applying modern cooking techniques to indigenous Peruvian ingredients. He is known for incorporating unusual … Explore More

How to Experience Rome Like a Pro

Known as the Eternal City or Caput Mundi (capital of the world), Rome is an ancient city that became the capital of a unified Italy in 1870, after taking the title from Florence.  Although the capital of Italy is a large cosmopolitan city, with 3,000 years of art, culture, and architecture on display, Roman cuisine … Explore More

Gaggan Anand’s #BestMealEver

“Wow, how did they do this? Wow, wow!” said Gaggan Anand, owner and executive chef of Bangkok Indian restaurant Gaggan, (No.1, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, No. 10 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015) when asked about his #BestMealEver experience that mystified his sensibilities. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain … Explore More

Top Spots in Tuscany

Italian cuisine is full of variety and each city within the 20 regions of Italy offers its own culinary specialties. In Tuscany, earthy staples abound, from hearty soups to ubiquitous antipasti (often  composed of crostini and cold cuts), to parpadelle (ribbon pasta) served with tomato sauce of wild hare or boar, to Chianti and Tuscan … Explore More

Share Your #BestMealEver with Diners Club

What are your favorite food memories? Enchant us with stories about hidden gastronomic treasures, from an experience at one of the top restaurants around the world to a secret family recipe that tantalizes your taste buds and conjures memories of your youth. We want to know about the time friends introduced you to a taverna … Explore More

Introducing Diners Club Travel Tools Mobile App 3.1

The Diners Club International Travel Tools app’s latest release is here, helping to ensure that your travels are stress-free.  Now available for download in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, this new version of our travel app offers an improved design with a more modern look and feel, in addition to enhanced features. … Explore More

Celebrating The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were awarded this week on June 1, with El Cellar de Can Roca winning the coveted slot as the No. 1 Restaurant. El Cellar de Can Roca edged out last year’s winner Noma, which slid down a few spots to No. 3. This was one of the many high points of the prestigious event. … Explore More

Up Next: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015!

All eyes in the dining world will be on London today, ready to feast on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards which will be announced that day at Guildhall. For the third year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our tradition of celebrating … Explore More

Diners Club Local Guide to London

There are just a few days left until we travel to London for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 Awards. A 21st century city with a history stretching back to Roman times, London is an amazing cosmopolitan city. With a multitude of spoken languages and a global cuisine, there’s something intriguing to experience at every turn. … Explore More

7 Top Foodie Spots in Chicago

From meatpacking mogul to Alinea (No. 9 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 list – and on this prestigious list for 8 years in a row), Chicago runs the gamut from fast-food mecca to world-class dining destination, with a bit of everything in between. Next time you’re in the Windy City, check out these fabulous … Explore More

Celebrating Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We are honored to celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, named the winner of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe, so it’s especially poignant that … Explore More

3 Foodie Cities to Add to Your Bucketlist

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating,” Luciano Pavarotti once said. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, eating well is clearly a top priority for you. Part of the thrill of traveling comes from the … Explore More

Diners Club Sponsors a World-Class Ski Event

The top female skiers in the world gathered from February 27 – March 2 in the ski resort of Bansko, Bulgaria to compete in one leg of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup for Alpine Skiing — a season-long annual competition that comprises race events held at resorts in Europe and North America. Twenty-five-year-old Austrian … Explore More

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Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the … Explore More

Highlights from the 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Last month, I had the great pleasure of joining colleagues and partners for the 18th Annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters from January 21-24 at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar. As a premier tournament of the European Tour, the professional competition was fierce, with South African Branden Grace ultimately taking home the Mother of Pearl … Explore More

5 Hotels to Explore in China

As Asia’s largest and most diverse nation, there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to China. There’s the country’s rich history, a landscape that offers it all—from rainforests to mountains to beaches, its innovative modern culture and its delicious cuisine. But after reading this list of luxury hotels, you may find yourself planning a … Explore More

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7 Things to Know About Chef Tetsuya Wakuda

Last week, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia. While his two award-winning restaurants, more than 30 years of excellence in the industry and mouth-watering creations speak for themselves, what impresses us most about this Japanese-born transplant to Australia is what drives him: A … Explore More

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Download the New Diners Club Travel Tools Mobile App

Attention, Diners Clubmembers: The updated Diners Club International® Travel Tools mobile app has arrived, offering a refreshed design, enhanced user experience and faster, more efficient features. The Travel Tools app provides 24/7 access to Diners Club resources and travel assistance from anywhere around the globe. With enhanced features and an improved user experience that matches … Explore More

Where to Dine in Asia: 8 Restaurants to Try

    For superior dining experiences in Asia, we suggest adding the following eight restaurants to your “must try” list. This month’s Global Selection from the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors eight restaurants in Asia, from Hong Kong to India. The expert members of the Academy vote each year on the best … Explore More

8 Restaurants to Watch in Southeast Asia and Australia

  Each month, from June through January, the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy honors a selection of eight outstanding restaurants from different regions around the world.  In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the monthly Global Selection highlights top restaurants from the chosen region, the chefs behind each eatery and his or her standout … Explore More

Diners Club Is On Instagram – Follow Us!

If you already follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, then you know that Diners Club International® social media showcases some of the most incredible locations in the world to travel, dine and play. So what better place to feature our visual feast of must-visit travel spots, hidden gem experiences and dining recommendations than on … Explore More

4 Leading Chefs Predict 2015 Food And Dining Trends

When it comes to gastronomy, there is truly never a dull moment. The ingredients and techniques du jour are constantly shifting. Take 2014 food and dining trends, for example. In the United States, several high-profile publications heralded the return of butter, and diners around the world increasingly sought local and gluten-free items while—coincidentally—the hybrid dessert … Explore More

Diners Club Japan Hosts 2nd Annual Italian Restaurant Week

Diners Club International® Clubmembers in Japan received a molto delizioso treat in October and November during the second annual Italian Restaurant Week. During the Restaurant Week period—which actually spanned the course of two weeks—210 Italian restaurants throughout Japan served customized, authentic Italian menus to thousands of diners. As the official sponsor of Italian Restaurant Week, … Explore More

Diners Club Global Selection Honors 8 U.S. Restaurants

Photos (clockwise from left): Quince, Dylan + Jeni, Eric Roth The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy—Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants, highlighting their standout dishes and the … Explore More

Highlights from the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2014

The 23rd Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place for the second year running at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa during the first week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 Diners Club franchises with two franchises—China and India—participating for the first time. Though the team from the United Arab … Explore More

Introducing the New Diners Club International Global Brand Campaign

The new Diners Club International® global advertising campaign, Belong II, has arrived. Our new campaign ushers in an updated logo, powerful new visuals, and a celebration of the brand’s more than 60 years as a leading credit card and electronic payment services company. Belong II equips Diners Club franchises to promote their distinctive benefits on … Explore More

Celebrating a Strong Year at the 2014 Global Partner Meeting

Last month, Diners Club International® management and franchise CEOs from around the world came together in New Orleans, Louisiana, for our annual Global Partner Meeting. Three days of meetings and cultural events left all of us feeling encouraged and inspired as we head into 2015. Reflecting on the week, we were energized by insightful, dynamic … Explore More

Diners Club Qatar Proves The Power Of A Co-Branded Card

Football is easily the most popular sport in Qatar, with a passion for the game that continues to flourish. The Diners Club International® team in Qatar began looking for ways to capitalize on this national love affair and soon realized that there were no football-affiliated cards on the Qatari market. As one of the most … Explore More

India Expands Successful Golf Privileges Programme

For more than two decades, Diners Club International® has used golf to connect with our clubmembers. HDFC Bank, the franchise of Diners Club in India, is continuing this tradition through its Golf Programme, which gives their clubmembers extraordinary access to golf games and lessons at courses in India and around the world. The program has … Explore More

Privileges Dining Collection: Your Key to an Elite Gourmet World

Diners Club International® is pleased to unveil the Privileges Dining Collection, a select group of top dining establishments from around the world, inspired by our sponsorship of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. While a number of the restaurants in this exclusive collection are included among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, some have also earned accolades … Explore More

Watch And Learn From World-Class Chef Alex Atala

We recently had the pleasure of filming Chef Alex Atala, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2014 winner, at work in his kitchen. Atala’s São Paolo restaurant, D.O.M, was ranked third on this year’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and seventh on this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In … Explore More

A Look Inside Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

The 50 best restaurants in Latin America gathered in Lima on September 3 to celebrate their accomplishments at an awards event as vibrant as the foods from the region. Diners Club International® was there as a sponsor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, recognizing in particular the work of Brazilian Chef Alex Atala, whom … Explore More

The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event … Explore More

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Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been … Explore More

Ellerman House - Cape Town, South Africa

Five Must-See Vacation Destinations for 2014

It’s not too late to plan the ultimate 2014 getaway and Diners Club International® has put together these five must-see travel destinations to help you make the most of your vacation days: As the of 2014, Cape Town will host over 460 design projects view able throughout the city, offering visitors a unique walking tour … Explore More

APAC Regional Conference Attendees

Synergies Build Momentum for Diners Club Asia Pacific

In a global company like Diners Club International®, our annual regional meetings offer a time for leadership from the region’s franchises, Diners Club and Discover Financial Services to reconnect, provide business updates, and discover new synergies for the future. Our recent Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Conference, held June 2-5, 2014 in Tokyo, delivered on and … Explore More

From Pit-Stop to Paradise: Find Your Next Oasis at the Airport

Airport lounges are a quiet oasis of food, drink, and WiFi that offer much-needed relief from travel stress. With a wide range of amenities across global airport locations, these lounges will have you seeking out opportunities to spend additional time in an airport. The best part? Diners Clubmembers have access to over 500 airport lounges … Explore More

A Journey to Peru: The Best Restaurant in Latin America

The low hum of chatter from fine diners lofts high above the soft lighting and easy-going ambience found within the walls of this iconic restaurant, voted No. 1 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. Owner and celebrity chef Gastón Acurio and his wife, Astrid, have been cooking up brilliant Peruvian dishes together at Astrid … Explore More

Chef Narisawa’s Secret Ingredient

With his eponymous restaurant Narisawa ranked No. 1 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 and coming in at No. 2 on the list in 2014, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa has crafted the perfect culinary glue that binds nature and people together in food-loving harmony. Paired with his thoughtful selection of ingredients, he has developed a unique … Explore More

The Brothers Three: El Celler de Can Roca

The Roca Brothers have shaken the culinary community with their avant garde approach to cuisine which nevertheless remains “faithful to the memory of different generations of the family’s ancestors dedicated to feeding people.” Three diverse skills meet at the legendary El Celler de Can Roca, a restaurant that in eight years time rose to the … Explore More

Diners Club Cards Launched in Bangladesh

May 14, 2014 marked a special day for Diners Club International® – the launch of our new franchise in Bangladesh: Eastern Bank Limited (EBL). This is the first time Diners Club has entered the Bangladesh market, one of the top 5 key emerging economies in 2014, and a GDP growth rate forecasted at 6.1% in … Explore More

EMEA Conference

What Does Success Look Like? The EMEA Regional Conference

In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” This year, the Diners Club International® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Conference took place in Rome from May 6-8, 2014 with the theme “Inspire Action, Accelerate Growth.” We brought together over 100 business … Explore More

Inspire Action and Accelerate Growth in Diners Club Americas

The Diners Club International® Americas Region franchises meet once a year to discuss new ideas, share experiences and learn best practices and winning strategies. This year, our Americas Regional Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from March 23-25, 2014. We were joined by senior executives from franchises in the region, as well as senior executives … Explore More

Celebrating the Newest Class of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Diners Club International interviews Virgilio Martinez of Central in Lima, Peru – No. 14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were crowned last week, with NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, edging out last year’s first place winner, El Celler de Can Roca from Girona, Spain, to regain this highly coveted spot. … Explore More

Chef-Innovator Henderson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Some take the road less traveled and this year’s Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner is no exception. Fergus Henderson, the founding partner of one of the United Kingdom’s most influential restaurants, St. John, and a UK culinary patriarch, has captured admirers from across the globe with his unconventional ‘head-to-tail’ dining. Henderson’s contribution to the … Explore More

A Sneak Peak: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014

Diners Club International® is gearing up for this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, taking place in London on April 28, 2014. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor for the second year in a row, we’re elated to be a part of this gathering of global food-aficionados who will be celebrating culinary excellence as exemplified … Explore More

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A January River Calls: Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, meaning January River, is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you discover the gorgeous beaches, carnival celebrations, excellent dining and natural beauty, it’s easy to see why this city is such a popular destination. As the Winter Olympics in Sochi … Explore More

Mr.Peabody

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

In February, Diners Club International® collaborated with 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks on the worldwide theatrical release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The collaboration was another milestone for the Diners Club brand since its first cinematic partnership with Life of Pi in 2012, perfectly aligning to our core values of global access and superior service. Twelve franchises … Explore More

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Winners

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: The Diners Club Roundtable

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced on February 24. The event, one of the biggest in the fine dining scene, unveils this year’s 50 best restaurants in the region as voted by over 900 international restaurant industry experts of The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. Thanks to Diners Club International, I had … Explore More

Chef Li Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Chef Ivan Li: Heir to An Imperial Chinese Legacy

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine. Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial … Explore More

Airport Lounges

Celebrating Over 500 Diners Club Airport Lounges

In December of 2013, Diners Club International® reached a significant milestone, now offering access to over 500 airport lounges around the world for our Diners Clubmembers. Since the 1980s, clubmembers have enjoyed an exclusive benefit which makes the Diners Club experience unique from what any other credit card could offer – access to a large … Explore More

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Forum 2013

A Look Ahead to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

On February 24, 2014, restaurateurs, chefs, food lovers and media from around the world will turn their attention to Singapore for the unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014. For the second year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our time-honored association with … Explore More

Diners Club Global Selection Australia and South East Asia

Global Selection of the World’s Best Restaurants Heads to Australia and Southeast Asia

Traveling across the globe to explore the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection is an endeavor any food connoisseur would savor. This month’s Global Selection takes us to Australia and Southeast Asia where, in partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we highlight celebrated restaurants and share standout dishes not to … Explore More

The Global Selection hones in on Canada and the mid-section of the United States

A Global Selection of the World’s Best Restaurants

The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants and share international dining tips from those “in-the-know.” This month, the Global Selection hones … Explore More

Diners Club Global Franchise Meeting Attendees

The EPIC Global Franchise Meeting that Was

At the beginning of this year, Diners Club International® announced the location and dates of our Global Franchise Meeting (GFM). This is a time when the heads of our franchises convene from all corners of the world to share best practices and key developments in their markets. My prediction at the time was that this … Explore More

Gastón Acurio Talks Global Dining Trends

“Chefs used to believe that our world ended in the restaurant. The reality is that the world starts in the restaurant.” With this statement, Chef Gastón Acurio kicked off his commentary on how the global community of chefs has evolved during an interview with Diners Club International® President Eduardo Tobon just ahead of the Latin … Explore More

Country Club Lima Hotel, host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants

Inside Peru: “Best Pisco Sour” in Lima

Described by Frommer’s travel guide as “simply the most elegant hotel in Lima,” all eyes in the culinary world were on the Country Club this week as it played host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Built in 1927 in colonial style, the décor features Peruvian colonial art from the Museo Pedro de Osma to … Explore More

Astrid y Gastón & Tanta Plaques

Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

  This week, Diners Club International® is in Lima, Peru, for the inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards being announced this evening. Lima is hometown to famed chef and Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio. What better preparation for this gastronomic adventure than to highlight some of Acurio’s very own local restaurants? … Explore More

Diners Club Team APAC at the Sydney Opera House

Creating Engagement and Fostering Innovation: Diners Club in Asia Pacific

The positive energy generated by a group of individuals, coming together under a common goal can be powerful. Put this energy to action, and it becomes transformational. Tremendous potential and kinetic energy combined in one room as franchise partners, acquiring partners and colleagues from Diners Club and Discover came together for the Diners Club International® … Explore More

Felicitaciones Chef Gastón Acurio! Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred … Explore More

MOFILM-ET-awarding-Billy-Wong

World’s Biggest Celebration of Creativity in Communications

Diners Club International President Eduardo Tobon awards first place winner Billy Wong for his video “Diners Club International – Club Gastronomy” at the MOFILM awards event at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Thousands of members from the global creative communications industries come together each year to be inspired and educated at the Cannes … Explore More

A Window to the World’s Best Destinations

At Diners Club United Arab Emirates (UAE), we recently appointed The Travel Attaché and its sister organization, The Ticket Attaché, as our travel and entertainment partners. Diners Club International® Clubmembers worldwide can now benefit from the expertise, unique offerings and tailor-made service offered by The Travel Attaché and The Ticket Attaché. A Glimpse into Travel … Explore More

Celebrating North America’s Best Restaurant

The culinary elite gathered in New York City on June 3, 2013, to honor the best restaurants in the United States over a celebratory luncheon. As a major sponsor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Diners Club International® was there, toasting Eleven Madison Park’s Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara at their restaurant for … Explore More

Hosting the Diners Club International Regional Conference

Hosting the Diners Club International® Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Conference is one of the highlights of the year for me. This year, 100 senior executives from our franchises, acquiring partners, Diners Club and Discover gathered in Munich to discuss the opportunities, challenges and changes happening across the region. We had many excellent presentations, … Explore More

50 Best Restaurants Food Tray

Dining: That’s What We’re Talking About in June

As the summer begins to heat up in the northern hemisphere, we turn our attention to remarkable dining establishments and tips from those in-the-know. Look to us at Diners Club International® to give you an insider’s map to where – and how – you can whet your appetite by following our conversations in BelieveBelong.com, and … Explore More

Social Media Marketing World 2013 Platinum Sponsor

Last month, Diners Club International® was the Platinum Sponsor at Social Media Marketing World 2013, joining the conference to learn, engage and participate in the ongoing social media conversation which we embarked on several months ago. With that in mind, Diners Club President Eduardo Tobon interviewed 16 social media experts, showcasing their expertise in effectively … Explore More

Diners Club Franchises at the Americas Regional Conference

At Diners Club International®, our purpose as a company is to partner with franchises, ideally on an exclusive basis, in the service and care of franchise clubmembers (both corporate and consumer). We aim to grow by turning the ordinary into extraordinary within our club. After just over 90 days at Diners Club, I had the … Explore More

Eduardo Tobon with Chef Alain Ducasse

Chef of a Lifetime: Alain Ducasse

True to the rumors, Paris in the springtime is nothing less than spectacular. But Paris increased its brilliance quotient when, just a few weeks ago, the culinary world paid tribute to one of its greatest: renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse received a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Diners Club International®. The award, which I had … Explore More

Golfing with the Pros at the Qatar Masters

A lush green golf course set within the rolling sand dunes of Qatar. A chance for Diners Club International® Clubmembers to play with some of the biggest names in the sport, coupled with VIP treatment at our various sponsored activities. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which took place January 21st – 26th, set the scene … Explore More

The World is our Club: Diners Club

From Cardmember to Clubmember – You BELONG

  From the very beginning, Diners Club International® was just that – a club. An association of like-minded people who found benefits, rational and emotional, in joining together for at least part of their journey through life. The rational benefits aggregated from sharing resources and knowledge. The emotional benefits came from our deep-rooted need to … Explore More

Indra’s Winning Photograph, "Night Painter"

“Burning The Night” With Our Winning Photographers

Major congratulations are in order for Indra Widi, the winning photographer in the Diners Club International photography contest on Talenthouse! Our contest called photographers to submit a photo that represented their life journey. Drawing inspiration from the visually stunning, Oscar® award-winning film Life of Pi, Indra’s photograph, “Night Painter,” wowed the judging panel. Indra’s photograph … Explore More

Diners Club (IOPC) Team in San Diego, California

Diners Club IOPC Meetings Foster Growth and Innovation

The Diners Club International Operations Policy Committee (“IOPC”) supports the development of network operating regulations and various network infrastructure initiatives. The group consists of ten network participant representatives as well Operations and Systems team members representing Diners Club International headquarters. Two in-person meetings are held per year, in the early spring and autumn, and are … Explore More

From left to right: Ruby Wax, Janice Alfini, Ze Pedro Abreu, and Mike Boush.

Diners Club® Inspires Award Winning Storytelling

Above photo: Ruby Wax, Janice Alfini, Ze Pedro Abreu, and Mike Boush At the MOFILM Barcelona 2013 Film Festival, Diners Club International® challenged filmmakers to unearth the most interesting and inspiring stories about clubs. The response was a collection of wonderful films capturing unique communities of people from around the world. I was honored to award … Explore More

Sponsoring the Inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

We are proud to announce that Diners Club International is now “The Official Financial Services Sponsor” of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2013. theworlds50best.com   One of the most hotly anticipated annual restaurant lists, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual snapshot of the opinions and … Explore More

Diners Club Turns 45 in Peru

This year, Diners Club Peru celebrates its 45th anniversary. As we all know, Diners Club was the first credit card in the world and it was also the first credit card in Peru. Two years ago, the same shareholders that control Diners Club Ecuador purchased the business in Peru. Since then, the company’s results started … Explore More

“EPIC” Global Franchise Meeting in 2013

Now is the time to mark your calendars for the 2013 Global Franchise Meeting to be held in Europe. As you know, last year was my first time attending this global conference and it was truly a great experience. We want this year to be even better with additional key participants and more focus on … Explore More

Diners Club Ecuador – The Time Machine

Perhaps the best business tool for any entrepreneur to have would be “a time machine.” It would serve as an infallible tool to generate the best and most important businesses. The function would be very simple: Go into the future, see product developments and market changes, then go back in time and be the first … Explore More

Diners Club in Russia

When we started to prepare for the launch of Diners Club cards in the Russian market as an exclusive issuer, we were aware of our great responsibility – we were in the beginning of a long journey and there was a lot to be done to make this partnership a success story. We needed to … Explore More

Diners Club® Contest for Aspiring Photographers

At Diners Club International, we embrace the meaning of belonging to a club and honor the value of our clubmembers’ well-traveled, yet unending journey. Our partnership with Twentieth Century FOX to promote Ang Lee’s film “Life of Pi” – a chronicle about a boy’s journey across the ocean in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger … Explore More

Social Makes Sense: Not Just a Company, It’s a Club

We are a global brand with local champions. Together, we cater to a select community of club members. Diners Club is not just a company, it’s a club. That means we must strive to create relationships that go beyond card transactions for those who belong. Our BELONG global adverting campaign is about embracing our heritage … Explore More

First Global Movie Partnership

A week before Ang Lee’s film “Life of PI” opened in theaters, Diners Club International® hosted an exclusive employee screening. We partnered with Twentieth Century FOX for the promotion of the movie globally, with 23 countries participating from all regions of the world. For Diners Club®, the Life of Pi movie was the perfect fit … Explore More

The Future Belongs to You

I hope all of you enjoyed Eduardo’s blog about believing in the idea of possibilities, the possibility of ideas, and belief in the future of Diners Club International and belonging to the Club. When I think about the future of our industry, I am very optimistic. In my role, I talk to business leaders around … Explore More

Be live…Believe…Belong!

After a few weeks as President of Diners Club International and fresh from a global franchise meeting, I am very excited to announce a new platform for interaction: BelieveBelong.com. We anticipate blogs coming from different countries in many languages and I encourage you to share them and provide comments. We want this to be a … Explore More