CIMB elevates the travel experience with the brand new Travel Mastercard Credit Card series
27 October 2022
The new CIMB Travel Mastercard Credit Cards offers best-in-class benefits and rewards such as accelerated flight points collection from your spend for redemption on multiple airlines, a first-in-market offering of complimentary inflight Wi-fi and comprehensive travel insurance coverage
Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Bank Berhad (“CIMB” or “the Bank”) today unveiled its new best-in-class CIMB Travel Mastercard Credit Card (“CIMB Travel Credit Card”) series as it broadens its suite of enhanced benefits and rewards to meet the needs of today’s discerning travellers. The new series includes the CIMB Travel World Elite, CIMB Travel World and CIMB Travel Platinum credit cards, with each tailored to meet the specific travel and lifestyle needs of different customer segments, making every travel experience more rewarding.
With the motto of ‘Travel sooner than you think’, all three CIMB Travel Credit Cards offer up to one-to-one air miles and hotel points conversion rates that allow customers to fast-track points collection for redemptions on flights and hotel stays with 11 airlines and 3 hotel chain partners globally. With the accelerated point collection rate, customers can already start planning for their next trip as soon as they get home.
The Flagship CIMB Travel World Elite credit card offers the best privileges within the series, elevating the travel experience. For every RM1 spend on the card, customers will enjoy 10X bonus points, providing a one-to-one air mile or hotel points conversion rate which can be used for hotel stay redemptions and flight upgrades*. With the first-in-market offering of complimentary in-flight Wifi, the Card ensures that customers stay connected, be it attending to business matters or getting a head start in exploring new destinations with up to RM80 cashback* on onboard Wi-Fi expenses per statement cycle. On top of that, cardholders can travel with peace of mind as the card comes with no additional markup fees on overseas spend, a comprehensive protection plan that includes travel insurance protection of up to US$500,000, rideshare insurance, a waiver of rental car collision damage (excess only)*, purchase and mobile phone protection, as well as an Overseas Covid-19 Diagnostic Quarantine Allowance of up to US$150 per day.
Meanwhile, the CIMB Travel World credit card is also bundled with enhanced benefits, offering eight bonus points for every RM1 spend on travel expenses* such as overseas transactions and flights, and up to RM1 million in travel insurance coverage. Travellers also get to enjoy up to RM50 cashback* on onboard Wi-Fi expenses per statement cycle.
In addition, cardholders of both the CIMB Travel World Elite and CIMB Travel World cards can travel in greater comfort with up to 12X complimentary airport lounge access annually, including the higher-end Plaza Premium First as well as Plaza Premium Lounges for both principal and supplementary cardholders*. Both cards include complimentary HoteLux Elite Plus and Elite membership respectively for 12 months – HoteLux is a one-stop luxury hotel reservation app that connects with 4,000+ luxury hotels across Asia, Europe and North America such as St. Regis, Grand Hyatt & Four Seasons. It allows travellers to earn points for both hotel loyalty programmes, like World of Hyatt, and the HoteLux program at the same time. Members also enjoy welcome points from HoteLux. Elite Plus members get 2,000 HoteLux points while Elite members get 1,000 HoteLux points and these points are convertible for room and dining vouchers. On top of these, members may receive up to US$200 hotel dining/spa credit, complimentary daily breakfast and room upgrade*. To top it all off, both cards also offer complimentary four nights’ room stay at popular Marriott Vacation Club properties in Bali and Phuket.
Completing the series is the entry-level CIMB Travel Platinum credit card, a solid choice for starter travellers as it offers simplicity, without forgoing rewards, with five bonus points for every RM1 spent on travel expenses*. With no annual fee requirement, it is a must-have travel companion for those seeking value-added travel experiences. Cardholders will enjoy similar perks such as complimentary access of up to 4X at Plaza Premium First and Plaza Premium Lounges annually, up to RM30* cashback* on onboard Wi-Fi expenses per statement cycle and an added unique feature of 2X Grab airport rides per calendar year exclusively for this card. All CIMB Travel Platinumcardholders are protected with a comprehensive insurance coverage of up to RM1 million.
Samir Gupta, CEO, Group Consumer Banking of CIMB Group said, “Customers have always been at the core of our product offerings, and our new CIMB Travel Mastercard Credit Card series aims to elevate the travel experience by making it more rewarding to customers. As tourism and business travel picks up globally, we are confident our cards are the best-in-class with offers and benefits designed to meet the needs and wants of our customers. Through value-added benefits and superior privileges, the series will give customers more bang for their buck and most importantly, allow them to enjoy their trips with peace of mind. In line with our new brand proposition ‘Moving Forward with You’ and our strategic focus on Customer Centricity, it is important that we continuously offer products and services that are timely and relevant, in this case by providing a distinct value proposition for the modern traveller.”
“Mastercard is excited to partner with CIMB to launch this series of CIMB Travel Mastercard Credit Cards, featuring three new credit cards that offer cardholders a range of exclusive travel benefits and privileges that meet the distinct needs of different consumer segments. As cardholders plan their long-awaited vacations with travel demand picking up post-pandemic, they can look forward to benefits that will elevate their travel experience, such as complimentary 5-star hotel stays, in-flight Wifi, and best in class travel insurance coverages on top of greater rewards from spending with their cards. Asia Pacific has seen a sharp recovery in outbound travel following the re-opening of borders, despite the growing cost of air travel. Therefore, this partnership is well-timed to enable consumers and discerning travelers to enjoy exceptional, innovative and rewarding benefits that are specially curated to suit their unique travel and lifestyle preferences,” said Beena Pothen, Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, Mastercard.
For more information about the new CIMB Travel World Elite, CIMB Travel World and CIMB Travel Platinumcredit cards and how to apply, please visit: www.cimb.com.my/trvlcc
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