Diners Club International® is gearing up for this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, taking place in London on April 28, 2014. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor for the second year in a row, we’re elated to be a part of this gathering of global food-aficionados who will be celebrating culinary excellence as exemplified… Read more »

Sheryl Yasger

IMAGE: The Travel Attaché Rio de Janeiro, meaning January River, is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you discover the gorgeous beaches, carnival celebrations, excellent dining and natural beauty, it’s easy to see why this city is such a popular destination. As the… Read more »

Sheryl Yasger

In February, Diners Club International® collaborated with 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks on the worldwide theatrical release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The collaboration was another milestone for the Diners Club brand since its first cinematic partnership with Life of Pi in 2012, perfectly aligning to our core values of global access and superior service. Twelve franchises… Read more »

Olga Londono

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine. Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial… Read more »

Chrysoula Economopoulos

In December of 2013, Diners Club International® reached a significant milestone, now offering access to over 500 airport lounges around the world for our Diners Clubmembers. Since the 1980s, clubmembers have enjoyed an exclusive benefit which makes the Diners Club experience unique from what any other credit card could offer – access to a large… Read more »

Marina Linton

On February 24, 2014, restaurateurs, chefs, food lovers and media from around the world will turn their attention to Singapore for the unveiling of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014. For the second year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our time-honored association with… Read more »

Judy Karlin Rubin

Traveling across the globe to explore the Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection is an endeavor any food connoisseur would savor. This month’s Global Selection takes us to Australia and Southeast Asia where, in partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we highlight celebrated restaurants and share standout dishes not to… Read more »

Sheryl Yasger

Described as a Central American Bohemian outpost, Café No Sé is the spot to be for anything from live music, to books, to delicious Mexican food, to Ilegal Mezcal in Antigua, Guatemala. A place for musicians and artists, the bar boasts live music 365 days a year, complete with an art gallery as well as… Read more »

Chrysoula Economopoulos

Diners Club International® franchises and clubmembers from around the world converged in Abu Dhabi from November 17-21, 2013 for the 22nd Annual Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic. The location couldn’t be more idyllic for tournament participants: a true oasis in the desert at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa.  The players had a… Read more »

Diane Offereins

The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants and share international dining tips from those “in-the-know.” This month, the Global Selection hones… Read more »

Sheryl Yasger

At the beginning of this year, Diners Club International® announced the location and dates of our Global Franchise Meeting (GFM). This is a time when the heads of our franchises convene from all corners of the world to share best practices and key developments in their markets. My prediction at the time was that this… Read more »

Eduardo Tobon

Late last summer Diners Club International® and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) announced plans to bring a new Diners Club International franchise to the Asia Pacific region. And here we are: one year later, we celebrated the official launch of Diners Club cards for Chinese consumers at a ceremony in Beijing. This event… Read more »

Diane Offereins

“Chefs used to believe that our world ended in the restaurant. The reality is that the world starts in the restaurant.” With this statement, Chef Gastón Acurio kicked off his commentary on how the global community of chefs has evolved during an interview with Diners Club International® President Eduardo Tobon just ahead of the Latin… Read more »

Sheryl Yasger

Described by Frommer’s travel guide as “simply the most elegant hotel in Lima,” all eyes in the culinary world were on the Country Club this week as it played host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Built in 1927 in colonial style, the décor features Peruvian colonial art from the Museo Pedro de Osma to… Read more »

Chrysoula Economopoulos

This week, Diners Club International® is in Lima, Peru, for the inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards being announced this evening. Lima is hometown to famed chef and Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio. What better preparation for this gastronomic adventure than to highlight some of Acurio’s very own local restaurants? Acurio… Read more »

Eduardo Tobon

History and luxury are intimately intertwined at the famed Hotel Grande Bretagne in the heart of Athens, Greece. Situated next to Constitution Square, across the street from Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and with spectacular views of the Parthenon, it’s hard to find a more prime location for travel and history… Read more »

Chrysoula Economopoulos

The positive energy generated by a group of individuals, coming together under a common goal can be powerful. Put this energy to action, and it becomes transformational. Tremendous potential and kinetic energy combined in one room as franchise partners, acquiring partners and colleagues from Diners Club and Discover came together for the Diners Club International®… Read more »

John McCann

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred… Read more »

Eduardo Tobon

Diners Club International President Eduardo Tobon awards first place winner Billy Wong for his video “Diners Club International – Club Gastronomy” at the MOFILM awards event at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Thousands of members from the global creative communications industries come together each year to be inspired and educated at the Cannes… Read more »

Eduardo Tobon