Published on : Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Victor, the globally on-demand private-jet booking pioneer, has partnered with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, to provide all Victor fliers with a preferential room rate at any Shangri-La hotel and resort; as well as inviting frequent Victor fliers to Jade membership of Shangri-La’s Golden Circle loyalty program. Golden Circle members* will receive an exclusive discount of US$1,500 and a preferential booking fee when chartering a private jet with Victor.
Any Victor members enrolling as a Golden Circle Gold member will be eligible for a preferential room rate at Shangri-La through Victor before December 31, 2016. Frequent Victor fliers will also be invited to Golden Circle Jade membership** before the same date. Jade membership status ensures guaranteed room availability for reservations made 72 hours in advance, pre-registration, priority upgrades, complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and local calls across 97 luxury Shangri-La properties in Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Victor and Golden Circle members planning a trip, be it for business or pleasure, can now enjoy a seamless experience where they simply step aboard their chosen jet with no queuing or lengthy delays.
Shangri-La’s Golden Circle members*** can also take advantage of an exclusive US$1,500 off the full price of chartering a jet with Victor – the first global on-demand private jet charter service to offer complete pricing transparency – when booking through its innovative iOS app for the first time. Victor enables fliers to quickly search, compare, book and board thousands of jets at 40,000 airports worldwide. At least three bookable charter quotes are provided within 60 minutes of initial request, fliers able to compare the best aircraft, operator and price before making a fully-informed decision about their travel plans.
“Partnering with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, which offers the height of luxury for their guests, means that Victor members benefit from an even more luxurious experience,” said Clive Jackson, CEO and founder of Victor. “At Victor we strive to provide the best service possible for our members, from transparent pricing and personalized itineraries to 24/7 support. This partnership is another example of Victor providing members with an enhanced travel experience and amazing hospitality when they arrive at their destination.”
“We are pleased to offer our Golden Circle members Victor’s seamless, high-quality service,” added Wee Kee Ng, vice president of loyalty and partner marketing of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. “Victor is changing the face of the global private-jet charter, and we want our members to be a part of that. Our Golden Circle members, like Victor members, expect comfort, accessibility and the highest standards when they are traveling the globe, and we are delighted to enhance their traveling experience further.”
Victor flights can be booked via a dedicated customer service team, website and an iOS app that provides real-time charter estimates, aircraft details, side-by-side available jet comparisons, instant booking and digital travel itineraries – all from the convenience of a user’s smartphone or tablet. The app is also compatible with the Apple Watch, sending real-time notifications to the user’s device and ensuring they are kept up to date every step of the way in the booking and traveling process.