The card that keeps on giving: Earn more points and redeem points faster with Malaysia’s CIMB Travel Credit Card

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

PETALING JAYA, Jan 9 — Travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted in most countries for the past few months.

With that, everyone is gleefully travelling again for leisure.

Your social media timeline is flush with photos of friends enjoying themselves at various holiday spots.

Be it the beautiful beaches of Bali, the city skyscrapers of Japan or New York, the historical landmarks of England or the sweeping landscapes of Italy.

Of course there are those who are simply travelling home after not seeing family in almost three years.

Businesses have also picked up again, resulting in travellers traversing the world to expand or explore new opportunities.

Flights have been fully booked with ticket prices higher than usual.

However, people just want to let their hair down and see sights that they were probably planning to see before the pandemic hit.

Depending on your salary range or budget, it is possible to travel and fulfil your bucket list while earning reward points along the way.

To help you along your way there are numerous ways to save or earn via using credit cards from different banks.

One of them is the CIMB Travel Credit Card and there are three types of cards to choose from.

The three are CIMB Travel World Elite Credit Card, CIMB Travel World Credit Card and CIMB Travel Platinum Credit Card.

Of course when one uses their credit card, they will earn points that can be redeemed.

The CIMB Travel Credit Card series offers a slew of benefits including faster flight redemption of up to RM1 = 1 Airline Mile or Point with every making your travels swift and easy.

CIMB Travel Credit Card gets their users the best bonus points conversion in the market where every 400 Bonus Points = RM1.

This is in comparison with other consumer banks in Malaysia, as of September 30, 2022.

(The conversion rate is applicable to Pay With Points participating merchants and cash back redemption).

There is also faster flight redemption with up to 10X Bonus Points on every spend.

You can redeem flights, hotels and Pay with Points, with every bonus point earned.

As everyone wants to also be a smart consumer while spending, the CIMB Travel Credit Card helps you along the way when you can redeem items like flights, hotel stays, e-vouchers, cash back, credit card annual fee redemption and Pay With Points at over 5,000 merchants outlets nationwide.

Comfort while travelling

Cardholders also get complimentary access to Plaza Premium First – a one-of-a-kind exclusive airport lounge – and Plaza Premium Lounges worldwide where both principal and supplementary cardholders are eligible for the access.

You get to stay connected with your family and friends as cardholders also get up to RM80 Cash Back for in-flight WiFi** access.

The newly-launched CIMB Travel Credit Card series includes CIMB Travel Platinum Credit Card, CIMB Travel World Credit Card and CIMB Travel World Elite Credit Card, to suit different lifestyles.

The design of the new cards take on chic and minimalistic themes featuring a clean background that is stamped with CIMB and Mastercard’s logo, with motifs of a flight route with a plane for the travel touch.

The CIMB Travel Platinum Credit Card sports a metallic platinum, while CIMB Travel World Credit Card is a stunning shade of metallic navy blue. For a premium look, CIMB Travel World Elite Credit Card is a greyscale with embossed Mastercard logo.

Different types of travellers have multitude of rewards

In realising that there are different kinds of travellers the world over, CIMB Travel Credit Card has a host of different rewards for each category.

A cardholder can gain access to the airport lounge and airport. — Picture courtesy of CIMB
A cardholder can gain access to the airport lounge and airport. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

A cardholder can gain access to the airport lounge and airport. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

CIMB Travel Platinum Credit Card

Applicable for those with a minimum yearly income requirement of RM24,000.

This comes with its own benefits and travel rewards. There is also an up to 5X Bonus Points for every RM1 spent overseas, airlines and duty free stores, 2X Bonus Points on other local spend, best bank bonus point conversion value and Pay With Points.

Rewards wise, the oh-so needed complimentary airport lounge access (up to 4X per annum This is shared between principal and supplementary cardholders)

You also get Grab airport transfer ( up to 2X per annum and up to RM30 cash back for in-flight WiFi.

Travel insurance coverage is up to RM1 million.

(Cash Back for in-flight WiFi is capped at per principal cardholder, per statement date. T&C apply).

Get a RM50 cash back for in-flight WiFi. — Picture courtesy of CIMB
Get a RM50 cash back for in-flight WiFi. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

Get a RM50 cash back for in-flight WiFi. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

CIMB Travel World Credit Card

Applicable for those with a minimum yearly income requirement of RM100,000 per annum.

Users can earn up to 8X Bonus Points for every RM1 spent overseas, airlines and duty free stores.

For local spend, earn 2X Bonus Points, get the best bank bonus point conversion value and Pay With Points. s

You will get up to 12 complimentary airport lounge access shared between principal and supplementary cardholders.

There is also up to RM50 cash back for in-flight WiFi**.

Also, complimentary 12 months HoteLux Elite membership and 1,000 HoteLux points. Complimentary four-night stay at participating Marriott Vacation Club properties in Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand

One can also feel like a boss by using the Mastercard Airport Concierge Meet & Assist, Mastercard Airport Limo provided by DragonPass.

Mastercard also provides exclusive privileges like Mastercard Travel & Lifestyle Services Premium (MTLS) One Night Free by Mastercard, Pay Now Travel Later as well as Mastercard Priceless – A curated collection of exclusive offers in more than 50 destinations all around the world and other CIMB Deals.

Travel insurance coverage is up to RM1 million and that includes for Covid-19 insurance and ecommerce purchase protection up to US$200.

There is also the Mastercard ID Theft Protection to detect potential fraud.

(** Cash Back for in-flight WiFi is capped at per principal cardholder, per statement date. T&C apply).

One can also get complimentary unlimited video consultation, medicine delivery and medical advice. — Picture courtesy of CIMB
One can also get complimentary unlimited video consultation, medicine delivery and medical advice. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

One can also get complimentary unlimited video consultation, medicine delivery and medical advice. — Picture courtesy of CIMB

CIMB Travel World Elite Credit Card

Applicable for those with a minimum yearly income requirement of RM250,000 per annum.

Earn up to 10X Bonus Points for every RM1 spent.

Faster redemption is available for flight of up to RM1 = 1 Airline Mile/Point with every spend.

One will receive 12 complimentary airport lounge access (shared between principal and supplementary cardholders) Up to RM80 cash back for in-flight WiFi**, (there is no additional mark-up for overseas spend and global data roaming by Flexiroam).

One will also receive complimentary 12 months HoteLux Elite Plus membership and 2,000 HoteLux points and complimentary 4-night stay at participating Marriott Vacation Club properties in Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand

Premium Travel Insurance coverage is offered up to US$500,000, Collision Damage Waiver (excess only) up to US$500, Wallet Guard up to US$500, Mobile Phone Protection up to US$2,000, Purchase Protection up to US$20,000, E-Commerce Purchase Protection up to US$1,000 and Mastercard ID Theft Protection.

Users also get to use privileges such as Mastercard MTLS, Mastercard Airport Concierge Meet & Assist, Mastercard Airport Limo provided by DragonPass, One Night Free by Mastercard, Pay Now Travel Later, Digital Health Xtra with complimentary unlimited video consultation, medicine delivery and medical advice as well as Mastercard Priceless Specials including dynamically-curated collection of exclusive offers in more than 50 destinations come with this card .

(** Cash Back for in-flight WiFi is capped at per principal cardholder, per statement date. T&C apply).

For more information, visit www.cimb.com.my/trvlcc. Terms and Conditions apply.

(US$ = RM4.37 as of December 9, 2023)