New alliance provides Regus clients with faster airport checkpoint security clearance, while allowing Clear members to remain productive while on the road
DALLAS and NEW YORK , March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Regus Group (LSE:RGU), the world's largest provider of fully furnished and equipped offices with more than 400,000 clients and 1,000 locations worldwide, and Clear(R), the airport security fast pass, have entered into a co-marketing arrangement beginning today. Clear members will receive a complimentary Regus Gold businessworld membership, which provides them with unlimited access to more than 1,000 Regus business lounges, and exclusive offers on Regus virtual offices and fully-furnished offices. Regus Gold , Platinum and Platinumplus businessworld card members will be awarded a three-month free trial Clear card.
"Regus and Clear are aligning to provide today's road warriors with unparalleled services to maximize their productivity while on the road," said Guillermo Rotman , CEO of Regus Group Americas. "Now when a Regus client travels to the airport they simply show their Clear card to quickly get through airport security and Clear members can show their businessworld Gold card at any of our global locations to help them remain productive while on the road, regardless of where their business travels take them."
"Regus and Clear are a natural fit. Both companies serve the nation's business travelers by providing customers with time efficiencies and convenience while on the road -- all with top-notch service, expedited handling and friendly, courteous treatment," said Allison Beer , Clear's SVP of Corporate Development. "We think the Regus partnership will add real value - benefits that our members can use daily to conduct their business," she added.
Clear members will have access to a full range of cost-effective Regus business-ready workplace products including fully-furnished, fully-staffed private offices, meeting rooms and business support services. Regus clients typically experience up to a 60 percent savings on their facilities costs over leasing traditional office space. For those clients who may not need a full-time office, Regus also offers virtual offices, which allow businesses to instantly gain a presence in a new market with a prestigious, high-profile business address and local telephone answering and mail handling services.
Clear members have their identities authenticated and, after application completion which involves providing iris and fingerprint images, receive a card that allows access to Clear's security lanes nationwide. Clear lanes, which feature concierge staff whose assistance speeds throughput while making passage through security more hassle-free, are already operating in airports in Atlanta , Denver , Orlando , San Francisco , New York , Washington , and 12 other US cities. The Clear lanes have been used nearly two and a half million times nationwide since the service originated in 2005.
Clear now has more than 250,000 sign-ups nationwide and the service - which involves an annual subscription fee - has a nearly 90% membership renewal rate. Last year, Clear established marketing partnerships with Starwood Hotels, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and Delta Air Lines, which provide special discounts, member enhancements and point offers.
About The Regus Group
The Regus Group is the world's leading provider of pioneering workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the largest network of videoconferencing studios. The Regus Group delivers a new way to work, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office.
Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and Nokia join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to The Regus Group and allowing them to focus on their core business.
Over 400,000 clients a day benefit from Regus Group facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,000 locations in 450 cities and 75 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. For more information please visit www.regus.com.
Clear, operated by Verified Identity Pass, Inc., has signed up more than 250,000 travelers nationwide and has processed more than two million fliers through its Clear lanes since the service began in July 2005 . Clear cards are now accepted at 20 U.S. airports: Albany , Atlanta , Boston's Logan (Terminal A), Cincinnati , Denver , Indianapolis , Jacksonville , LaGuardia (Central Terminal B and Terminal D), Little Rock , New York JFK (Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7), Newark (Terminal B1 and B2), Oakland , Orlando , Reno , Salt Lake City , San Francisco , San Jose , Washington, DC's Reagan and Dulles, and Westchester . Clear members have their identities authenticated and are provided with a high-tech card which allows them to access designated security lanes nationwide for an annual fee of