RwandAir DreamMiles Loyalty Program adds a reloadable Visa Prepaid Card Feature to its membership cards to facilitate Payments and Currency Exchange on the Go!
The new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet card is a “must have” for anyone coming into Rwanda or travelling out of Rwanda on RwandAir. You can join by enrolling inflight, in-store or online and once you receive it, your travel experience changes forever! This product demonstrates RwandAir’s commitment to rewarding its loyal customers and its willingness to reach out to the wider community.
RwandAir DreamMiles and Card Programs International (CPI), a card programme management and payment product innovation company, have partnered with Visa and Ecobank, the leading Pan African Bank, to launch the new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card. The card includes a reloadable prepaid Visa account feature that lets travellers earn DreamMiles as they shop at Visa merchants worldwide – a first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
RwandAir DreamMiles members in Rwanda will begin receiving their new DreamMiles card with GlobalTravelWallet™ in Q4, 2015. The roll-out of cards to RwandAir DreamMiles members in other countries will take place shortly after. RwandAir DreamMiles members already enjoy industry recognized benefits such as reward miles on every flight, lounge access, extra baggage allowance, guaranteed seating options, priority check-in and boarding, and more.
Members can now enjoy items from specially selected merchants online, book hotels at reduced prices, and enjoy customer service from whichever time zone you may travel to via www.globaltravelwallet.com.
Members will also start to earn and redeem miles with RwandAir partner airlines, and non-airline partners in the near future. The new GlobalTravelWallet™ feature adds payment functionality and other member benefits to the RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card. This includes the revolutionary miles to money functionality allowing cardholders to convert their miles to cash using the new UniversalRedemption™ capability from CPI, as well as bonus miles for RwandAir ticket purchases and everyday purchases.
In 2016, RwandAir DreamMiles members will be able to download the GlobalTravelWallet™ mobile application, available for iOS and Android users. Through the app, users can access their account balance and transaction history, transfer money to other DreamMiles members with an activated GlobalTravelWallet™ account, review where to load options, and report a card lost or stolen.
Jean Paul Nyirubutama, CEO/ COO of RwandAir, said, “The new RwandAir Dream Miles loyalty program provides features and benefits that enhance the value to its members.
The new innovative RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card combines the functionality of a reloadable payment card with the benefits of DreamMiles membership in a single piece of plastic, a first in loyalty and travel prepaid payments in Sub- Saharan Africa.”
RwandAir DreamMiles partnered with CPI to develop the product and handle management of the program, utilizing CPI’s proprietary prepaid currency platform and global experience pioneering similar products. “When we partnered with RwandAir, we were confident that we were working with a partner whose mantra is to deliver world class service to its customers, an ethos we firmly believe in and standby” said Segun Oni, Chief Executive Officer, Card Programs International, adding “We have an alignment on the values of meeting our customers’ needs.”
The new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ card is issued in collaboration with Ecobank. Mareme Ndiaye, Managing Director of Ecobank Rwanda, said, “This is a highly innovative product and the first of its kind in the region. Ecobank is proud to assist RwandAir in developing a multi-functional card, which vividly demonstrates Ecobank’s ground-breaking product development capabilities.”
To learn more about the new RwandAir DreamMiles VISA GlobalTravelWallet™ program, complete list of features andbenefits, including terms and conditions, please visit: www.rwandair.com or www.globaltravelwallet.com/rwanda