Cleartrip partners with Visa to offer valuable rewards to travelers
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, November 29 - 2012 at 10:30
- PRESS RELEASE
Cleartrip and Visa International have entered into an agreement allowing Visa credit and debit card holder's great convenience to book international flights and hotels online. Customers in the UAE can now tour the globe in style, through the click of a button and at very competitive rates.
Once the Visa cardholder uses the card on cleartrip.ae he or she is entitled to book from any of Cleartrip's networks of hotelsand airlines while enjoying 30% money back on their total travel cost.
Tarique Khatri, Senior Vice President at Cleartrip said, "Our alliance with Visa, the leading global payments technology company, is a sign of deeper commitment to offer greater value to our growing customer base in the GCC countries. Since the launch of our various sites in UAE, coupled with the recent launch of our Saudi Arabia site, our success has hinged upon we being able to deliver value to our customers, something we will continue to do moving forward."
"There is no social limit to who can book. One may be on business travel, on holiday with their family orfriends, looking for an unforgettable Christmas or New Yearvacation; everybody is welcome to use Cleartrip as their portal. Cleartrip is rewarding its customers for their convenience and benefit. They have the opportunity to make the booking at any time they want by paying through an easy and secure gateway," he concluded.
He added, "The studies from global travel market research firms show that online bookings in the Middle East have grown by nearly a third this year. Online travel sales in the region will grow to almost $10.4bn this year as compared to $7.176bn 2011 and the market is expected to reach $15.8bn by 2014."
"In 2011, 39% of all online bookings in the Middle East were made through online travel agencies, and the gross booking value is set to nearly double from $3.1bn to $6bn by 2014m," the report said.
Karim Beg, Head of Regional Marketing for MENA at Visa, said, "With this agreement, Visa once again reinforces its ongoing commitment to ensure that its cardholders receive significant benefits in terms of savings when they use their Visa credit or debit card online. Visa continuously works with merchants and online portals to create ways that make travel bookings and online shopping convenient and cost-saving for its cardholders across the GCC. This not only supports the growth of eCommerce in the region and drives cross border transactions but also creates an environment of safety - allowing Visa cardholders to feel secure when making their online transactions."
In addition, Cleartrip has developed a modern and easy to use mobile site for smart phones. Smartphones represent 62% of total mobile phones in the UAE.The latest reports in this field indicate that 43% of these users browse the internet for travel-related information and 54% make an online purchase.
Cleartrip has aligned with the modern needs of its customers in order to save them time, money and energy. Customers have easy access to cleartrip.ae from their mobile phones where booking tickets is a breeze.All they have to do is to register with Cleartrip and they are just one click away from their destination.
Cleartrip is currently active across the GCC with a presence in Bahrain, Qatar, ،Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Founded in July 2006, Cleartrip's mission is to make travel simple. Anyone can sign up for Cleartrip and enjoy an easy and simple way to connect to the world. Search and book on Cleartrip from over 3500 domestic hotels and 75,000 international hotels, mobile services for travel, as well as global destination guides.
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