Press release -
Discovery Bank clients can fast track their car collection with Ready2GO priority service at Europcar
Johannesburg, 31 July 2023 – Discovery Bank clients can now experience priority express checkout at Europcar in Cape Town, King Shaka, Lanseria and OR Tambo International airports through the convenience of paperless car collection.
“We know how much clients love breezing through airport security with Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track and now, they can fast track their car hire collection too when booking on the Vitality Travel online booking platform,” Dinesh Govender, CEO of Vitality says.
“The Vitality Travel offering is about much more than the great discounts on flights, accommodation and car hire. We are always working with our partners to find ways to enhance the client’s travel experience from start to finish. Our exclusive access to SAA’s airport lounges, Discovery Bank Priority Fast Track and now, Discovery Bank and Europcar’s Ready2GO express checkout counters, add extra convenience and the benefit of saving time when travelling,” adds Govender.
Vitality Travel, a comprehensive end-to-end travel offering, which gives Discovery Bank and Vitality clients access to the richest travel experiences and rewards, was introduced just over a year ago. The Platform is integrated into Discovery Bank to make it easy for anyone to open an account fast and access travel services.
“We are privileged to extend the Europcar Ready2GO offering to Discovery Bank clients. As a valued partner, we have aligned with the goal of providing our mutual customers with a seamless travel experience, with service efficiency at its core. Travel can at times be stressful and time consuming, and Ready2GO has enabled a simpler, easier travel experience for our customers. We look forward to servicing Discovery Bank clients at our Ready2GO counters across the country, with the aim of collecting their rental vehicles without queues or paperwork. Ready2GO promises to be the fastest way to move”, Martin Lydall, CEO of Motus Car Rental says.
How it works: Log in to Vitality Travel, go to Car Rental and select the Ready2GO express checkout option when booking a vehicle to enjoy priority service.
“Vitality Travel redefines the travel experience and delivers unprecedented value. Since its launch in 2022, Vitality Travel has rapidly become a preferred platform for travel bookings in South Africa, with almost one million local and international flights booked to date. Vitality Travel won the Qorus-Accenture’s Banking Innovation of the Month award in June. We are excited to see how members enjoy the Ready2Go experience with Europcar,” Govender adds.
About Discovery Bank
Discovery Bank is part of Discovery Limited, a financial services organization that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment and wellness in over 40 markets. Discovery Bank is fundamentally designed differently through its shared-value model. Clients create value as they manage their money well that Discovery Bank shares back with them through better interest rates, deep discounts and significant rewards. The overall outcome is that clients experience greater financial wellbeing, it reduces the risk of defaults for Discovery Bank making the business more sustainable, and it addresses large-scale challenges, such as increased savings, that benefit society at large. Behaviour change and rewards are enabled through Vitality Money, an AI-Powered programme on the Discovery Bank app that which gives clients an understanding of behaviours that influence their financial wellbeing and how to manage their money. The better clients do, the higher their Vitality Money status and the greater the value they receive.
Europcar is owned and managed by the Motus Group and has a history spanning over 44 years in southern Africa. Europcar has a fleet of approximately 20 000 vehicles at over 100 locations throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries and over 150 countries across its global network. Europcar serves a diverse range of customers, from corporate travellers, government officials and the insurance replacement industry, to leisure seekers, international adventurers, travel management companies and agents. Europcar holds a Level 1 BBBEE rating and is a member of the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA). Europcar was voted Africa’s Leading Car Hire Company at the 2020 World Travel Awards for the fifteenth consecutive year. The payoff line ‘Moving Your Way’ encompasses Europcar’s global strategy to be a key player in shaping the future of mobility, together with a continued commitment to exceptional customer service.
For more information, visit: www.europcar.co.za