Founder Colin Evans, 72, was in a busy airport in Tokyo 30 years ago when he saw first-class passengers enjoying the peace of an airport lounge. This gave him the idea for Priority Pass which gives members access to 1,200 airline lounges in more than 500 cities. It is one of a range of reward programmes and loyalty initiatives that Collinson provides to help companies such as airlines and hotels attract and retain customers. Last year, his sons Christopher, 44, and David, 42 — joint chief executives — oversaw sales of £816m, which represented the total value of services provided.
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