We all know that planning your summer travel budget can sometimes be tricky. Just when you think you got the best deal for your airline bookings for that family vacation you’ve been dreaming about all-year long, you consider the expensive accommodation costs, and that smile of relief is turned upside down. Budget restrictions can also present you with the conundrum of choosing when to travel this summer. Do you just get away for Eid, or do you travel during the holidays and also plan a different summer leave? But, what if we told you that you can do both trips, and get so much more value out of your travel budget with Gulf Bank? The region’s renowned bank, recognized for the “Best Customer Loyalty Programme in Kuwait” by Banker Middle East and “Best Credit Card Product in the Middle East” from The Asian Banker knows all about their customer’s needs, especially when it comes to the Eid and summer travel season!
With Gulf Bank’s amazing ‘Gulf Rewards’ Credit Card program, you can enjoy many benefits that you can utilize all year long, but are essentially super handy when it comes to planning those summer holidays! Launched in October 2015, Gulf Bank customers can benefit from the fastest and most generous loyalty points program in Kuwait. This is one of many reasons why we love Gulf Bank, because with this loyalty program, you can instantly redeem points online for both flights and hotel stays! Your summer planning is now instantly simplified, and you are totally spoiled for choice because you get to choose from 300,000 partner hotels worldwide. If you were worried about that super expensive hotel stay in New York, then simply check out your points available and start redeeming them. You have earned yourself an awesome vacation, and Gulf Bank wholeheartedly agrees and is rewarding you with all of these amazing benefits.
Unlike other rewards programs, checking your points under the ‘Gulf Rewards’ couldn’t be easier, because Gulf Bank understands the importance of user-friendly accessibility to make the process super simple for their valued customers. All you would need to do is visit their dedicated, bilingual website, e-gulfbank.com/gulfpoints-en, log in and voila! View your points, and redeem your travel-friendly rewards instantly for those dreamy savings on flights and hotel stays. You know that means more money saved to go shopping when traveling abroad, and going on those amazing excursions to explore the country you are visiting is no longer a cost that you would need to worry about. Look out for special offers advertised in this section! Did we also mention that you can access all of this through your smartphone? Simply download the mobile banking application, and you’re sorted. Gulf Bank has really made it amazingly easy to benefit from all of these rewards, proving to us further how well they understand their customer’s needs.
Another tricky aspect of planning your holiday is making sure that you have the right travel insurance for you and your family. Let’s face it, having the knowledge that your and your family’s safety is insured while traveling is truly valuable and even considered as priceless! You can never control flight cancelations, baggage loss, unexpected delays and medical emergencies—that’s simply a fact of life we tend to forget about. For Gulf Bank Credit Card holders, you can also now check this item off your travel to-do planning list and feel secured if you purchase your airline tickets valued at KD 75 or more using your Credit Card. Not only would you be insuring yourself in the process, but your entire family as well because the Credit Card holder, their spouse and any dependent children under the age of 18 will equally benefit from this fantastic coverage. For Europe bound travelers this summer, you can use the same travel insurance during your Schengen Visa application process, as the insurance covers multiple trips, presents you with 24-hour coverage while abroad, and covers up to 90 days per trip.
The beautiful fantasy of spending your summer hopping from one mesmerizing Greek island to the next one can be turned into reality with right budget, along with the help of your friends at Gulf Bank, so what are you waiting for? If you’re still hesitant about using your Gulf Bank Credit Card to book your tickets for the summer, then you will be delighted to learn that Gulf Bank just launched a promotional campaign encouraging you to “Spend More, Win More”! This campaign promises loads of rewards for Credit Card holders, giving you chances to enter draws for prizes and win up to KD 25,000 as Cash Back.
The last part of your travel budget planning process usually revolves around how much pocket money you will be allocating for your trip—and that’s never an easy part to plan! We’re always thinking of ways to stretch our Dinars, and with the Gulf Bank ‘Entertainer’ app, you can stretch your travel budget further to even make room in your expenses for more gifts for your loved ones back home. Available for download for existing Gulf Bank Credit Card holders through the App Store for iOS users and the Google Play store for Android users, the app is considered as Kuwait’s first geo-locator mobile application, offering you amazing and exclusive deals in Kuwait, the UAE and the United Kingdom. Booking that Eid getaway in Dubai is no longer a budget burden, as you can save up to KD 10,000 annually with Gulf Bank’s “Entertainer” app! Use the app at restaurants, hotels, spas, as well as fun children’s activities at more than 900 restaurants and merchants in Kuwait, the UAE and the UK! Want to take advantage of these offers and also earn more ‘Gulf Reward’ points? Use your Gulf Bank Credit Card to pay for any of Gulf Bank ‘Entertainer’ app’s many ‘‘Buy One, Get One Free’ offers, giving you even more chances to win in the ongoing “Spend More & Win More” campaign. We’re loving the sound of all of these savings on our summer planning budget, which is why we are also getting the app ASAP! To get access to all of these added bargains and benefits, visit e-gulfbank.com/entertainer to receive your activation code.
There you have it, guys. You can be a savvy saver and still travel to the destination of your dreams this summer. Sure, we always advise that you plan your budget wisely, but with amazing benefits and rewards from Gulf Bank to help you plan, we think that you’re set for success for summer. Here’s another added bonus: Enjoy complimentary access to more than 500 airport lounges with Gulf Bank Credit Cards based on your type of card when traveling this summer. Happy travels!
Gulf Bank offers its customers a wide range of Credit Cards including Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, Visa Platinum and Visa Internet. In collaboration with MasterCard, Gulf bank offers its customers MasterCard World, MasterCard Platinum along with MasterCard Titanium, and any of the above cards can be issued for free for the first year.
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