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Thomas Cook India, Mastercard and HDFC Bank Collaborate for Expo 2020 Dubai Holiday Promotion – Travel Trends Today

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Thomas Cook (India) has partnered with Mastercard and HDFC Bank to launch an exciting Dubai Holiday campaign.
Thomas Cook’s internal survey reveals strong travel intent with over 60% of respondents indicating Dubai as their destination of choice. To accelerate conversion of this travel desire, Thomas Cook has partnered with Mastercard and HDFC Bank to offer customers attractive discounts across a range of Thomas Cook’s Dubai holidays when payments are made on HDFC Bank Mastercard debit or credit card for a period of 30 days staring from February 11, 2022.
Expo 2020 Dubai offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for travellers, Thomas Cook India, Mastercard and HDFC Bank have collaborated for special offers/promotions that allow Indians to avail exciting Expo 2020 Dubai holidays, before this celebration ends on 31st March 2022.
Abraham Alapatt, President & Country Head – Marketing, Service Quality, Value Added Services & Innovation said “Customer confidence in travel is on the rise and with Dubai being a favourite, Indians are displaying strong desire to witness the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of Expo 2020 Dubai. We have therefore partnered with Mastercard and HDFC Bank to launch an exclusive promotion when they book their Thomas Cook Expo 2020 Dubai holiday and tickets with guided tours with us. Additionally, given that financial safety is a critical need especially when travelling in the COVID-era, Mastercard’s inbuilt safety and security provides much needed reassurance to cardholders.”
He added, “To restore customer confidence in travel, our Expo 2020 Dubai holidays are covered by our “Assured” Safe Travel Program – developed in association with Apollo Clinics, ensuring best in class travel safety protocols covering every distribution, delivery and partner touch point in the travel ecosystem. “TravShield” an upgraded safety commitment of only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, ensure traveller safety in the pandemic era.”
Parag Rao, Country Head – Payments, Consumer Finance Technology and Digital Banking at HDFC Bank, said, “Our customers always look forward to availing exclusive deals and offers, especially now that everyone is excited about what the new year has to offer. We are delighted to partner with Mastercard and Thomas Cook to reward our customers with these exclusive offers and facilitate a memorable experience. We are sure that these offers will find an instant affinity among our customers.”
“Mastercard’s partnership with Thomas Cook and HDFC Bank aims to unlock several unique experiences for cardholders. The pandemic forced people across the globe to cancel their plans as physical travel was put on hold. Now that travel is opening up, 71% of Indians want to travel for leisure and are showing increasing interest in exciting offers to unwind, according to a Mastercard survey. This partnership with Thomas Cook offers HDFC Bank Mastercard cardholders Priceless experiences and innovative travel solutions while making the journey safer, more convenient and rewarding, keeping in mind the recent developments.” said Mukul Sukhani, Senior Vice President, Business Development, India, Mastercard.
 

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