Sunday 26 June 2022

Mastercard, Musafir partner to spur travel bookings

DUBAI, May 26, 2022

Mastercard and travel website Musafir have partnered to digitize end-to-end payment flows and launch new innovative payment products with attractive travel benefits to both consumers and corporates.

According to an analysis by the Mastercard Economics Institute, if flight booking trends continue at their current pace, an estimated 115 million more passengers in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa will fly in 2022 compared to last year. The research reveals that global leisure and business flight bookings have surpassed pre-pandemic levels with an estimated 1.5 billion more passengers predicted to fly in 2022 compared to 2021.

“At Mastercard we are committed to contribute to the continued recovery of the travel and tourism sector through insights, data analysis, innovative digital solutions and unique partner collaborations. We are continuously investing to innovate across the travel value chain. We are excited to partner with Musafir to provide digital-first experiences to their consumers,” said Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mastercard.

"Our partnership with Mastercard is a testament to our belief that travel is back and our commitment to providing both consumers and corporates with technology-led travel solutions," said Sachin Gadoya, Co-founder and CEO of

UAE-based is a leading online travel agency and is among the leading corporate travel management companies in the region. – TradeArabia News Service


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