MasterCard customers get Marhaba lounge access
Dubai, August 4, 2008
MasterCard Worldwide and Marhaba, the premium meet and greet and lounge provider service for passengers traveling through Dubai International Airport, have formed a strategic marketing alliance giving all MasterCard premium cardholders complementary, unlimited access to unique Arabian 24-hour hospitality at the Marhaba Lounge.
The alliance allows all cardholders holding valid premium cards such as Titanium MasterCard, Platinum MasterCard, World MasterCard or business payment card to access the Marhaba Lounges at Dubai International Airport.
The offer is open to up to two children below 12 years of age when they are accompanied by a MasterCard premium cardholder.
Premium MasterCard cardholders can also purchase additional access to the Lounge for guests at a special rate of Dh70 ($19) per passenger, provided that payment for this service is made using a MasterCard card.
Ismail Ali Al Banna, executive vice president, Dnata, said: "We are delighted to offer MasterCard Premium cardholders access to our lounge, which is available to all passengers regardless of airline or class of travel.
Provided by Dnata, the Marhaba Lounge offers travelers a range of choices to unwind before their flight, from internet access, to catching up on the latest televised news or enjoying a pre-flight snack.
We look forward to working closely with MasterCard to continuously enhance services offered to the affluent consumer market."
Speaking at the launch, Denzil Lawson, general manager, Middle East and Levant, MasterCard Worldwide, said: "MasterCard looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Marhaba, with this innovative initiative being another example of how MasterCard works with alliance associates to develop convenient and exciting customer rewards that deliver real value to our premium cardholders.
"Our collaboration with Marhaba, provides our Premium cardholders with a rich package of services and benefits.
"We look forward to continue to develop timely, meaningful travel benefits for our cardholders."
Ihab Zaghloul, vice president, commerce development, Middle East & Levant, MasterCard Worldwide, said: "
In cooperation with Marhaba, MasterCard developed a promotion that offers premium cardholders excellent benefits when departing from the airport.
Whether travelling for business or pleasure, MasterCard premium cardholders can now enjoy the best possible start to a great travel experience." - TradeArabia News Service