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MasterCard and EgyptAir plan to promote Egypt's tourism together

Clients who hold a MasterCard can book their tickets via EgyptAir online and ensure a 5% cash back.
EgyptAir | 28.08.2012
In an effort to increase tourist traffic into Egypt, MasterCard and Egyptair, the flag carrier airline of Egypt have jointly introduced a cash back promotion for travelers originating from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

With the new promotion, MasterCard cardholders are eligible for 5% cash back while booking tickets online on the Egyptair website, To take advantage of the ongoing promotion, MasterCard cardholders simply need to register on the Egyptair website while making flight bookings until August 31st, 2012.

The new cash back promotion which has been introduced during the ongoing summer vacations is expected to benefit travelers who intend to visit Egypt during this festive period and beyond.

"The launch of this promotion with MasterCard underscores Egyptair's support of the country's tourism sector at a time of great optimism and change. Egypt has traditionally been a high appeal destination and we are confident that with this promotion tourists from within the region will once again be driven to discover and experience the wealth of culture and entertainment that Egypt has to offer," said Mrs. Magda Metwally, General Manager Marketing, Egyptair.

"MasterCard's recent ranked Cairo as fifth in the Middle East and Africa's top cities by expected international visitor spend in 2012, showing an annual growth of 8.4%. We expect 3.3 million travelers to visit Cairo this year, and in order to contribute to the economic growth of Egypt, we will continue to collaborate with industry leaders like Egyptair and offer value added benefits to consumers while also encouraging them to use MasterCard's electronic payment solutions," said Magdy Hassan, country manager.