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Safe, Simple and Sleek is the New Way to Holiday Globally!

Safe, Simple and Sleek is the New Way to Holiday Globally!

Travelling abroad could be a daunting experience. There are checklists, finances and accommodation to take care of. With plenty of money transactions involved, a safe and smart way to handle your finances is simply, going cashless. Chuck the incessant worries of losing your cash, calculating exchange ratios or visiting currency exchange kiosks.

All you have to do is get back to using your trusted Mastercard.

So worry not, we have got the perfect list of destinations for you to have your next international vacation, peppered with the delights that come along with owning a Mastercard.

1. Evenings of Adventure And Fun Await you in Dubai

Evenings of Adventure And Fun Await you in Dubai Share source: Shutterstock

Welcome to an era of smart travelling where your safety holds prime priority. It’s time you say goodbye to carrying cash, cheques and checking for balance on your debit card. With Mastercard having your back, experience unparalleled security when it comes to your money.

Dispel all your worries and enjoy an evening with your favourite wine and shisha amidst the sand dunes of Dubai. Follow that with a day exploring the Burj Khalifa or the Jumeirah beach.

To top it all off enjoy 25% off at Atlantis, The Palm; including rooms, suites, restaurant and spa and get free access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium with your Mastercard. Now that is what we call a lavish holiday.

HolidayIQ traveller Kaushik says, “It was my first visit to an international destination and when I was at Dubai it's really amazing they have created some of the world's best infrastructure. Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

2. Make Your Travel Experience ‘Priceless’ at Singapore

Make Your Travel Experience ‘Priceless’ at Singapore Share source: Shutterstock

Worried about what to expect when you travel abroad? How about a pleasant surprise awaiting you in every city you travel to?

The Priceless feature of your Mastercard is where all the magic lies. From instant upgrades, song downloads to once-in-a-lifetime events to meet your hero, it lets you unlock thousands of curated experiences in cities you live and travel to.

With the world of entertainment in your pocket, get ready to experience Singapore, the true cosmopolitan wonder. Visit the magnanimous Resorts World™ Sentosa and enjoy saving up to 20% (till 31st December 2018) with your Mastercard at participating attractions, dining outlets, hotels and spas.

HolidayIQ traveller Ruth Matthew says “If you want to witness modernity with the traditional blend, then Singapore is a place you want to visit. It has universal studios, Madame Tussauds, food plaza, aquarium etc, it has a lot of things there.”

3. Re-imagine Luxury in Maldives

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Ever wondered what the key to roaming right is? Letting your worries take a backseat while you focus on de-stressing. It is natural to feel the urge to splurge when you are on a vacation and spends quickly add up.

It’s only convenient that having a Mastercard lets you look up all your spends quickly. For those of you who want to keep your finances on track, this is your best bet to track your travel budget and still experience ultimate luxury without breaking the bank.

Talking about luxury, there’s nothing like a vacation amidst azure waters, rooms that overlook the sea, and pristine white sandy beaches.

Finding places to unwind and relax is easier than you think when you own a Mastercard. Take off to the Maldives for a luxurious stay with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. Enjoy 1 night free when you book 3 nights with complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, 20% off spa treatments and gallery purchases, and early check-ins and late check-outs(subject to availability).

HolidayIQ traveller Ruchi Kumar says “Mesmerising, surreal and absolutely stunning. Went for my silver jubilee celebration last year and the sea was breathtaking.”

4. Experience Unparalleled Convenience in Thailand

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Be it a luxurious stay at a beach in Krabi or a shopping spree in Bangkok, a convenient, easy and simple way to spend your money is your key to a memorable holiday.

This is where Mastercard outshines all other alternatives. Recognized in 200 countries and with transactions possible with 40 million merchants, your favourite card is a true masterstroke, giving you the ultimate ease and comfort when you do things. For instance, you can avail a free night when you book 2 nights in a row at Angsana Laguna or Villas properties in Phuket (offer valid till 31 Mar 2019).

So, what’s the holdup? Head to Thailand now and enjoy a spectacular sunset at the Golden Triangle, the point where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet, go shopping or simply enjoy the diverse landscape, national parks, hiking and biking trails. There is no limiting yourself now.

HolidayIQ traveller Stephanie says, “When in Thailand, visitors can put their shopping shoes on, because Bangkok has it all, and more! The shopping destinations are numerous and come in different ranges. From knockoffs, branded items and traditional apparel to electronics. Everything under the sun will find its way to those who seek in Bangkok’s shopping bazaars."


5. For a Pampering Session in Sri Lanka

For a Pampering Session in Sri Lanka Share source: Shutterstock

While you are abroad, nightmares come in different shapes and sizes, be it the hassles of reporting a stolen card or just getting through to customer care.

But, when you choose Mastercard, experts guide you through the most overwhelming processes to the simplest ones. That includes filing affidavits, cancelling accounts and replacing lost or stolen documents. All it requires is a phone call from your end.  

Now that you have nothing to stop you, imagine a laid-back and relaxing holiday peppered with spa sessions, relaxing on a hammock, spectacular views and frequent dips in the ocean. If your ideal vacation sounds similar, then we have got just the right destination for you!

It’s time to pack your bags and head to Sri Lanka to enjoy a de-stressing stay at the Aditya Resorts. With your Mastercard, you get to avail a 15% off on rooms and a 20% discount on spa treatments (valid till 20 Dec 2018). Now, you can pamper yourself with the best of traditional spa sessions.

HolidayIQ traveller Sumit Nagori says "Never ever thought Sri Lanka had so much to offer. Pristine beaches, heritage sites, picturesque locations, scenic mountains, adventure & rejuvenation, you'll find everything in Sri Lanka."

Now that you know the secret to the holiday of your dreams. Go ahead and book your tickets! To know more about Mastercard Travel offers, click here.

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