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Banca Intesa presented a special offer for travelers in the context of the Italy-Russia Year of Tourism

March 06th, 2014, Moscow. Banca Intesa held in the premises of the Embassy of Italy in Moscow a presentation of its special offer for travelers – the Travel Card. The card is designed in the context of the Italy-Russia Year of Tourism. The presentation was attended by the Ambassador of Italy to Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa Antonio Fallico and Head of the Retail Business Division Bogdan Chekomasov.

Banca Intesa Travel Card is an unembossed Visa Classic debit card which includes the Travel Miles program and a touristic SIM-card. The Travel Card is issued in two currencies – rubles and euro. This card allows withdrawing cash free of fees in ATMs of any bank anywhere in the world three times during its effective period and any number of times in ATMs of Banca Intesa. The interest accrues on the balance of the account as for the “Call deposit”. The Travel Card also provides discounts for tickets to Museums in Italy (Gallerie d’Italia, Museo Teatrale Alla Scala in Milan, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano in Napoli and other), a 10% discount at the museum book shops, and provides opportunity to get discounts when paying for services and goods provided by a number of international companies.

The touristic SIM-card “GoodLine” with an initial balance of 5 US Dollars enables outcoming and incoming phone calls under low rates while travelling. The Travel Miles collected on the can be channeled to pay for tickets of more than 380 airlines and services of more than 200 thousand hotels, as well as car rental, tickets for the airport train Aeroexpress, etc.

To receive information on all transactions with the card, the customers may use additional services: SMS-notification and access to “my.bancaintesa”. The Travel Card holders also receive bonuses for Banca Intesa products such as one year of free usage of Visa Classic credit cards and a discounted rate on consumer loans. This card is issued within several minutes after filling out of the required documents in a Bank branch.

“I would like to thank Banca Intesa for this initiative and such an innovative idea which is the first of its kind. The Travel Card is specially designed for travelers who prefer to spend their vacation in Italy and it’s also a favour to our Russian friends. One of the journalists I know told me that our countries should run a year of tourism every year. The Travel Card is dedicated to the Italy-Russia Year of Tourism 2013-2014, but it doesn’t mean that the Travel Card project will be invalid after the end of the Year”, Ambassador of Italy to Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini said.

“It’s an honor for Banca Intesa to participate in the business and cultural relations between Russia and Italy, to support the public and private companies as well as contribute to the development of the Russian economy and financial and banking system. The debit card for travelers to Italy is our contribution to the touristic and economic exchange between our friendly countries,” Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa Antonio Fallico said.

The Italy-Russia Year of Tourism

Italy and Russia have announced the period of 2013-2014 as the Year of Tourism of the two countries which is to raise mutual touristic exchange volumes. The main objective of the Year of Tourism is to make Russian tourist familiar with unknown places in Italy. The project works to make popular touristic and cultural routes and includes a special visa issue program. Detailed information about the Year of Tourism is available on

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