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Thai Airways and Visa collaborate to Offer Special Airfare and Privileges for Travelers

July 11, 2014 Airfare Deals No Comments Email Email

Visa cardholders can now enjoy Thai Airways International’s (THAI)’ world-renowned hospitality in the first ever promotional tie-in with the national carrier providing special airfare and prizes for travellers who book their flights through THAI’s website and pay using Visa.

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Somboon Krobteeranon (second from left), Visa Country Manager, Thailand joined Wiwat Piyawiroj (second from right),THAI Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Thailand and Indochina, join in the launch of the first-ever Visa and THAI joint-promotion. The campaign offers discounted air tickets to selected destinations and special prizes for Visa cardholders who book their tickets on THAI website.

The promotion offers the privilege of air tickets at special price to THAI’s favourite destinations in Asia*, catering to all kinds of travellers, including avid shoppers or culture lovers – or both!

Starting from 16 July to 30 September**, travellers can experience the wonders of neighboring destinations such as Myanmar’s vibrant commercial hub Yangon, Laotian cultural capital Vientiane, and the happening Mekong metropolis Phnom Penh in Cambodia.  Destinations include other cities in the Far East such as Hong Kong and Tokyo, Thais’ favourite duty free shopping haunts; and Singapore a long-time favourite weekend destination for Thai travellers. For lovers of Europe, special fares will also include Rome, Milan, Paris and London, where Thais can enjoy the pleasant summer and romantic autumn.

“We are delighted to be working with THAI to bring some exciting travel privileges to our Visa cardholders. This is the first time Visa and THAI have worked together on a joint travel promotion and we believe it will be very popular as it taps into Thais’ love of travel,” said Somboon Krobteeranon, unnamed (22)Visa Country Manager, and Thailand.

“Working with Visa will bring more value for our customers as they can benefit by receiving special privileges when booking flight tickets at THAI website. This promotion will be very successful as the destinations have been carefully selected to appeal to Thai travellers,” said Wiwat Piyawiroj, THAI’s Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Thailand and Indochina.

“In Thailand, eCommerce is a fast growing retail channel because consumers love the convenience, greater choice and competitive prices that can be found online. Visa is investing in new standards, products and platforms to bring the same security and ease-of-use to mobile and eCommerce transactions,” Somboon added.

Visa cardholders will receive exclusive privileges*** when purchasing air tickets valued at THB 20,000 or more on THAI website (http://www.thaiairways.com/). In addition, the first 750 customers will receive an ENEGIE Overnight Bag valued at THB 4,900. For Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders who purchase an international flight in Business Class or First Class will receive a 5,200 mAh battery power back-up**** valued at THB 1,200.

* Bangkok-Yangon, Bangkok-Vientiane, Bangkok-Phnom Penh, Bangkok-Hong Kong, Bangkok-Tokyo, Bangkok-Singapore, Bangkok-Rome, Bangkok-Milan, Bangkok-Paris, Bangkok-London

** For minimum 2 persons on specific route/fight. Indo China – Yangon / Vientiane / Phonm Penh, Asia – Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Europe – Rome, Milan, Paris, London

*** For all tickets purchased on THAI website using Visa cards. Terms and conditions apply

**** First come, first serve basis. Bags limited to first 750 customers per month; Battery power back-up limited to first 60 customers per monthThis promotion will be valid from 1st July – 30 September 2014.

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