Capital One has made its first trip to Sydney since the Great Storm, as it is aiming to complete its first round of deals for travellers.
Key points:Capital One said it would start the process of reducing travel restrictions for all customers on February 16Capital One says it will reduce the cost of air travel in NSW, Queensland and ACTThe move will reduce costs for people living in those statesThe bank will also take its customers to more than 300 destinations around the world, including Australia and New Zealand, and its travel agent, TravelersDirect, is offering discounts to those in those countries.
But the Australian company says it won’t be using any of its existing contracts to offer discounts.
“Capital One is fully focused on our own travel and we are confident we will complete this first round in the next few weeks,” said spokesman, David Faucher.
“However, we have to be mindful of the fact that there are many other companies doing the same as well, and that is why we are offering our customers the chance to buy their own tickets at discounted rates through our own ticketing partner, TravelerDirect.”
Our customers will be able to book their travel on a range of platforms, including Capital One, CapitalOne Travel, Capital One Mobile, Travel Direct and the Traveler Direct mobile app.
“Mr Fauber said that Capital One had started the process to reduce the number of travel restrictions on January 1, and would reduce the price of airfare in NSW and Queensland by 25 per cent, and ACT by 50 per cent.
He said the move was being done in conjunction with the Australian Government and Australian Capital Territory Government, and was expected to take about four weeks.”
This change is designed to reduce travel costs across Australia, and to ensure we can continue to provide high quality travel to our customers across the nation, as well as our customers in the Capital Territory,” he said.”
We are confident that our customers will feel that we have a plan in place to meet their needs.
“Mr Turnbull said it was also likely that Capital Power would reduce its price of electricity for people in NSW.”
In the coming weeks, Capital Power will be working with our customers to reduce their cost of electricity to meet demand as they prepare for this year’s blackout, but as we continue to work with them we will continue to offer discounted prices for customers in NSW as we build out our supply network,” he added.”
The Government has taken a very strong view on this matter and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Capital Power and other stakeholders to find a way forward.
“Capital One has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past few months over the safety of its staff, who have been suspended following the death of an employee in the US in February.
In September, it was revealed that two employees had tested positive for the coronavirus and were placed on sick leave.
The company has been criticised by the Federal Government over its safety record, which has been repeatedly exposed for lax safety measures.
Mr Turnbull has said the company would continue to invest heavily in its safety culture.
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,travel-and/or-tourism,community-and,resorts,travel,australiaFirst posted January 15, 2019 16:37:36Contact Louise Pemberton