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Picture - (L-R) Hardayal Prasad, MD and CEO, SBI Card, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Yasser Al Yousuf, Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Etihad Airways launch the Etihad Guest SBI Card today
* First international co-brand partnership of SBI Card offering exclusive benefits up to six Etihad Guest Miles per INR 100 and Etihad Guest Tier Status upon first card swipe
* Extensive global reach through Etihad Airways network to over 100 destinations worldwide; provides benefits on 100+ Etihad Guest partners including leading hotels and partner airlines
* Launched against backdrop of rising international travel by Indians; spends in Middle East by SBI Card customers have risen by CAGR of 66% from FY14 to FY 18, indicating the popularity of the destination among Indian travellers
SBI Card, one of Indias largest credit card issuers, and Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, today launched a unique travel specific Visa credit card for members and savvy Indian travellers. The card, which will be available in two variants, Etihad Guest SBI Card and Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card, will offer more rewarding experiences and bring an unmatched value proposition to Etihad Guest members and international travellers from India.
Etihad Airways Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Yasser Al Yousuf, said: - India is a key strategic market for Etihad Airways and we are delighted to launch our first India-specific credit card for our members with one of the countrys most revered institutions, SBI Card. This card enables members to earn Etihad Guest Miles every time they spend, empowering them to make choices about how they collect and spend their miles. With increased travel from our guests to USA, we believe this card also strengthens our existing travel benefits including US pre-clearance.
Mr. Hardayal Prasad, MD and CEO, SBI Card, said: - At SBI Card, it is our constant endeavour to build associations and create products that bring enhanced value to consumers. With Etihad Guest, we are pleased to initiate our first international co-brand partnership. Through this tie up with Etihad Guest, we seek to offer a powerful product which will complement the lifestyles of affluent and urban Indians who frequently travel overseas. Etihad Guest SBI Card and Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card will bring Indians travelling to and via the Middle East an exceptional travel experience along with maximum value in its segment. At SBI Card, we have observed that travel constitutes an important consumption category for our cardholders and with increasing disposable incomes and greater global exposure we expect this segment to continue growing rapidly.
Catg = ;City(s) = Hyderabad; State(s) = TS; Country = India
Title = SBI Card and Etihad Guest launch premium Visa credit card for international travel
Keywords = SBI Visa credit card, Etihad Guest, international travel, Yasser Al Yousuf, Hardayal Prasad
Published on Jan/24/2019 - 689 Views