Visa opens 55 info kiosks for Beijing Olympic Games visitors

Source: Visa

Visa, a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games, has launched 55 striking blue and white porcelain tourist information kiosks throughout Beijing to provide multilingual information services to cardholders and international visitors traveling to China for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The Visa kiosks - found at the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), Olympic venues and key tourist and shopping areas - are created with the same blue and white brush stroke and traditional signature seal designs found on dozens of Olympic-themed Visa ATMs, making them easy for Visa cardholders to recognize.

Upon arrival at BCIA's newly-constructed Terminal 3, a Visa kiosk will greet international visitors with information related to Olympic events and venues, tourist attractions and Beijing's public transportation facilities during the Games. In addition to the kiosk found at Terminal 3, Visa has installed kiosks throughout BCIA offering information about on-site emergency services should they lose their Visa card or need medical assistance.

Richard Chang, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Greater China and the Philippines for Visa said, "This may be the first visit to China for many of the visitors arriving for the Games, and we recognize that with so many events happening in the 17-day Games period, the public will need accurate information quickly and in a language they know and understand. We worked with BOCOG to design these eye-catching kiosks to ensure that visitors to the Games would be able to easily identify these resources."

Visa is a trusted travel resource for cardholders traveling domestically or abroad, offering exclusive, travel-related benefits such as Emergency Cash Disbursement and Travel & Emergency Assistance Services. To enhance cardholders' overall Olympic experience, Visa has created the Visa Olympic Games Passport, an easy-reference travel guide. The passport includes tips and recommendations to help cardholders get the most out of their journey to Beijing.

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