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Etihad Guest Partners With Emirates NBD Bank to Launch New Co-Branded Credit Cards

Etihad Guest has partnered with Emirates NDB and Visa to launch co-branded Etihad Guest credit cards. The card variants include ‘Elevate’ and ‘Inspire’ and will offer some of the highest Etihad Guest earning and reward opportunities.

The Emirates NBD Visa Etihad Guest Co-Branded Credit Cards offer up to 200,000 bonus miles and the highest-earning proposition across all spends – Courtesy Etihad Airways

On Wednesday (March 23, 2022), Etihad Airways announced that their Etihad Guest loyalty program has partnered with Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, and Visa, to launch a new co-branded credit card program. The cards are available in ‘Elevate’ and ‘Inspire’ variants and offer some of the highest Etihad Guest earning and reward opportunities. New cardholders will enjoy Etihad Guest Gold Tier status and up to 200,000 bonus Etihad Guest Miles and can earn up to 10 Etihad Guest Miles for every AED 10 spend. Additionally, cardholders will enjoy up to 50 percent Etihad Guest Miles discount vouchers on Etihad Miles for redemption for a limited time and a 10 percent cashback on spend.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD, said,

“We are delighted to partner with Etihad’s award-winning loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, as part of our continued commitment to bringing invaluable experiences and benefits to our clients. As the UAE’s leading card issuer, Emirates NBD collaborates with best-in-class partners to offer customised card propositions based on our customers’ lifestyles and needs so they can get the most of their everyday card spend. We believe that this card proposition will appeal strongly to customers in Abu Dhabi and UAE and add unique experiences to them, especially as travelling returns to normalcy.”

Also commenting on the new co-branded credit cards, Etihad Airways’ Executive Director – Guest Experience, Brand and Marketing, Terry Daly, said,

“We pride ourselves on finding new solutions to create the best customer experience and products for members and customers. Following our successful partnerships with Emirates NBD and Visa over the years, we are excited to collaborate with the teams to bring these great products together for our members.”

Shahebaz Khan, Visa’s General Manager for UAE, Bahrain and Oman, added,

“As a global leader in travel co-brand products, Visa is always striving to enrich the travel experience for our cardholders. Through this partnership, we’re able to offer travel benefits that create real value for holders of the Emirates NBD Etihad Guest Visa credit card. As international travel reopens, the timely launch of this card brings an enhanced proposition matching cardholders’ travel and lifestyle needs while offering access to our more than 70 million merchant partners worldwide and the peace of mind of being protected by Visa's global, secure network.”

The new credit cards are also packed with lifestyle rewards such as free movie tickets, intercity transfers and golf benefits. Naturally, miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of travel-related rewards including flights, upgrades, hotels and car rentals. Additionally, cardholders will earn cashback and miles when shopping with any of Etihad Guest’s ‘Miles on the Go’ partners.

Source: Etihad Airways


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