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The one thing you need if you frequently travel for business

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM

“Lost time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin 

Time is money. If anything, you – a businessman – know this well. 

Yet, you can’t seem to evade travel-related hiccups where the most vexing such as flight delays derail you from your plans. 

Others like having to wait in snaking queues at the airport, overcoming language barriers, finding your own ride to get around an unfamiliar city, securing a conducive spot so you can dive right into work, and having to run errands when you ought to be crunching numbers or strategising actually costs you time, and could even cost your company money if you were to miss your meeting.  

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While most businessmen wish that there are more hours in a day, this is impossible. But what if we told you that there is now a way to actually buy time?

The HSBC Visa Infinite card, a premium card for business travellers, offers a first-class experience of seamless travel, eliminating time-consuming tasks so that you can focus on things that matter during your trips. 

Here’s how the HSBC Visa Infinite card can make your future business trips, and even your leisure travels, more palatable and effortless. 

1. Expedited immigration clearance at major airports within Asia  

Going through airport security ranks high on the list of pain points for business travelers only because it derails them from their plans and is one of the most time-consuming tasks.

With the HSBC Visa Infinite card, you can now skip long queues at the immigration checkpoint and be escorted to the front of the line for the necessary examinations. What is amazing is that this complimentary service is extended to one of your accompanying guests. Just remember to book this service three days prior to your trip.

With this priority pass, getting to your meetings earlier or on time upon arrival is not so improbable now.

2. Unlimited access to over 700 VIP airport lounges worldwide  

You know a good working desk and chair makes all the difference when you’re ready to get cracking, and airport lounges are your best bet. In fact, you seem to be remarkably productive when you’re overseas, possibly because you’re feeling relaxed in a fine lounge equipped with all the right facilities such as a bar, a food hall and even a relaxation room. 

With the HSBC Visa Infinite card, you now have immediate access to over 700 VIP airport lounges across the globe where you can work and relax in comfort upon arrival, during transit, or while you’re waiting for departure.

No prior reservation is required. Just present your Priority Pass™ Membership card to enjoy the exclusive access from the moment you check-in. This privilege is also extended to your supplementary cardholder(s). 

3. Your very own Travel and Lifestyle Butler to help you run errands  

Do you have a day to spare in between meetings, reports and conference calls? Are you thinking of dining at that Michelin restaurant you’ve been dreaming of, or perhaps go on a guided tour at the Swiss Alps as you take in the dizzyingly beautiful natural landscape?

Just dial 1800 227 8811 and your very own Travel and Lifestyle Butler will take care of the rest.  Wherever you are, at anytime of the day, be it in Singapore or abroad, HSBC’s Infinite Travel and Lifestyle Butlers will attend to your needs and requests to the best of their ability. 

Whether it's making flight or hotel bookings, reserving spa appointments, or requesting for dining recommendations, entrust your Travel and Lifestyle Butler with these errands so you can spend your business trip focusing on things that matter.

4. Infinite luxury and convenience with complimentary limousine transfers   

Standards; you constantly seek this in your personal life and with all things work-related. 

Forgo the conventional rides and be chauffeured in a limousine to Changi Airport from any location in Singapore, whenever you’re off for your next business trip. You may enjoy one complimentary limousine transfer together with one expedited immigration clearance with every S$2,000 spent on eligible purchases in a month, up to 24 times each in a calendar year.

5. Jet-set through the accumulation of miles   

Travelling the world is undoubtedly one of the perks of your job. But the deal is sweeter when you get to accumulate miles through the HSBC Visa Infinite card.

With a rate of up to 2.25 air miles for every S$1 spent, you can jet-set to your ideal getaway faster than ever before.

When you spend S$10,000 locally and S$10,000 overseas, you will receive 30,000 air miles that can be converted into a pair of return tickets to Bali or one return ticket to Hong Kong or Taiwan on Singapore Airlines.

6. Greater peace of mind with automatic travel insurance 

If you travel for business at least four times a year, this extra protection is much-needed due to the higher probability of hiccups on the road. Travel inconvenience such as trip cancellations, travel delays, loss of luggage, and replacement of traveller, are just some major setbacks that could cost you time and money.

To enable business travellers to jet-set with peace of mind, HSBC partners with AXA Insurance Singapore to bring you one of the most comprehensive coverage in the market today, allowing for claims of up to USS$2 million and access to over 30 benefits. 

Simply charge the full travel expense to your HSBC Visa Infinite Credit card and both you and your family — inclusive of spouse, children, parents, parents-in-law, and siblings — will automatically be covered by this complimentary worldwide travel insurance.

While most travel insurance covers accidents and medical expenses, the AXA Insurance takes it up a notch, offering coverage for post-trip medical expenses in Singapore. This extra level of protection for both you and your loved ones is a definite plus.

7. Complimentary room upgrades at five-star hotels  

The HSBC Visa Infinite card allows you to live by your mantra: work hard and play hard.  

Dial up the opulence during your business travels with complimentary room upgrades at prestigious hotels such as St. Regis, W Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, and Mandarin Oriental for a more effortless business trip where you can work in comfort and luxury. Just make your booking with Visa Concierge to enjoy this benefit.

Whip out the HSBC Infinite card during your leisure travels to enjoy the same benefits and more at top resorts including Banyan Tree and Angsana Hotels & Resorts and COMO Hotels and Resorts. 

Relax and unwind as a VIP at ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, dine in style at Marriot Hotel with discounts of up to 50 per cent and enjoy a game or two of golf thanks to the extensive golfing privileges tied to the HSBC Infinite card. This includes complimentary green fees both in Singapore and at 30 participating clubs in South East Asia, on top of being covered by the worldwide golfers' insurance of up to S$500,000.

The HSBC Infinite card is your pass to a more efficient, convenient and palatable business travel. Both a need and a want, this world of exclusive luxury is yours. And it is just a card away.   

Sign up for the HSBC Visa Infinite Credit Card now and receive 35,000 air miles as a welcome gift, which is redeemable with over 50 leading airlines. Terms and Conditions apply and for more Visa Infinite privileges, check out the HSBC website.  

This insurance policy is underwritten by AXA Insurance Pte Ltd. It is not an obligation of, deposit in or guaranteed by, Issued by HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited (Company Registration No. 201420624K).

This policy is protected under the Policy Owners' Protection Scheme which is administered by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation (SDIC). Coverage for your policy is automatic and no further action is required from you. For more information on the types of benefits that are covered under the scheme as well as the limits of coverage, where applicable, please contact AXA Insurance Pte Ltd. or visit the GIA or SDIC websites (www.gia.org.sg or www.sdic.org.sg).

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