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

Life of Pi Goes to the Ceremony

“And the winner is…” The world is waiting for that sentence at the 85th Academy Awards. This time the whole of Austria is particularly excited. Michael Haneke’s “Amour” is nominated for five Academy Awards. A very big thing for a small country like ours. But as Michael Haneke and Christoph Waltz have already demonstrated – … 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 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