Visa International Launches Relationship With Zagat

    -  Special Offers for Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, and Visa Platinum

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - Visa International today announced the
launch of a unique partnership with Zagat, the world's leading provider of
consumer survey-based dining information, which will offer exclusive Zagat
offerings for Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, and Visa Platinum Cardholders
    "Visa Infinite, Visa Signature and Visa Platinum cardholders have a clear
affinity and desire for additional information and access to gourmet events
and locations. This is in keeping with their desire to be knowledgeable
regarding dining patterns and the very best epicurean experiences available,"
said Tom Shepard, executive vice president, Visa International. "This
partnership will allow these cardholders special opportunities for access to
one of the world's most trusted resources for dining reviews and ratings and
gain opportunities to receive additional benefits."

    Through Visa's new partnership with Zagat, Visa Infinite, Visa Signature
and Visa Platinum cardholders will receive:

    -  Discounts on subscriptions that offer unlimited access to the
       Restaurants, Nightlife, Hotels and Attractions guides on

    -  An opportunity to join the Zagat community and let Zagat know their
       thoughts! Cardholders will be directed to to rate
       and review the restaurants that they've visited in the past year.

    -  Discounts on Zagat merchandise, including guides, software, maps,
       bundles and more when shopping online at the

    "These Visa cardholders have a distinctive taste for all things
epicurean. Through this new partnership, we're combining the shared
experiences of 300,000 savvy Zagat surveyors with Visa's broad offerings to
give their cardholders the information they want to help them make the best
decisions on where to dine," said Tim Zagat, CEO of Zagat Survey.
    For additional information on the Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, and Visa
Platinum card, including benefits and rewards, contact the bank that issued
your card.

    Note to Editors:

    About Visa: Visa connects cardholders, merchants and financial
institutions through the world's largest electronic payments network. Visa
products allow buyers and sellers to conduct commerce with ease and confidence
in both the physical and virtual worlds. Visa is committed to the sustained
growth of electronic payment systems to support the needs of all stakeholders
and to drive economic growth.

    Visa products currently generate more than US$4.6 trillion in sales
volume worldwide. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world. In
addition, Visa/PLUS is one of the world's largest global ATM networks,
offering cash access in local currency in over 170 countries. For more
information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Michael Sherman, Visa International, Tel: (650)

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