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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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