Nirvana Travel & Tourism, Mastercard join for secured payment solutions

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Officials at agreement signing

Nirvana Travel and Tourism, one of the UAE’s leading travel and tourism management companies, and Mastercard have joined forces in an exclusive collaboration aimed at providing a unique payment solution to customers who book travel services in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.

This is a game-changing collaboration that will revolutionize and further facilitate travel for both the corporate and leisure traveler, making it easier and more convenient than ever before.

Leveraging Mastercard’s cutting-edge technology, the partnership is all about digitizing the end-to-end payment experience for both consumer and commercial transactions across Nirvana’s value chain, providing customers with unmatched convenience, security and flexibility, whether they are booking flights, hotels, or other travel services provided by Nirvana. In addition, corporate clients can benefit from integrated travel expense management solutions.

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Amnah Ajmal
Executive VP,
Market Development EEMEA,

“At Mastercard, we recognize travel as a key passion point, and we know that safe and secure contactless payments have an important part to drive superior customer engagement. We are delighted to collaborate with Nirvana Travel & Tourism and its group of companies, as one of the top travel agencies in the UAE, as their strategic digitalization partner, and look forward to providing their corporate and retail clients with innovative solutions for a seamless experience.”

Comprising four large-scale independent entities, Nirvana Travel & Tourism, Nirvana Global Travel, Nirvana Over the World and Nirvana Tours & Logistics, Nirvana’s group of companies is one of the UAE’s biggest homegrown online travel and logistics service providers with more than 70 branches of worldwide. It is a leading travel agent for Emirates and Etihad in the country and a key service provider for many UAE government entities.

“We always look to develop advanced and state-of-the-art solutions to further enhance our customer’s journey, and by collaborating with a globally renowned and customer-focused name like Mastercard, I believe we can take our customer’s experience to elevated levels of excellence,” said Mr. Alaa Al Ali, CEO of Nirvana Holding.

Nirvana also offers travel management and planning, innovative corporate travel solutions, visa processing, concierge assistance, event logistics, retail and wholesale services, first-class and VIP services for diverse private, government and semi-government clients.

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