MasterCard  (http://newsroom.mastercard.com/ ) and EGYPTAIR , Egypt’s flag carrier airline, have jointly introduced a cash back promotion for MasterCard cardholders from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait travelling to Egypt this summer.
With the new promotion, MasterCard cardholders are eligible for 5% cash back while booking tickets online on the EGYPTAIR website, www.egyptair.com . 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 commitment to support the growth of country’s thriving tourism sector. Egypt has traditionally been a high appeal destination and we are confident that tourists from key markets like the UAE 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 Global Destination Cities Index  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 offer value added benefits to consumers, we will continue to collaborate with industry leaders like EGYPTAIR. It is offers like these that truly make MasterCard cards the perfect travel companion,” said Magdy Hassan, country manager – Egypt, MasterCard Worldwide.