The pandemic definitely changed the way the world does things — from the way we live and carry out daily routines, to the ways we dine, shop, and travel.mastercard
According to research conducted by Mastercard®, the pandemic has seen people redefining how they experience things with an emphasis on self-enrichment. They want to do things with their family, things they’ve never done before, and do it all in places they’ve never been before. Over 50 per cent of respondents said they valued timed outdoors away from their devices, while 64 per cent admitted to indulging in various forms of self-care.
In short, people around the world want to create experiences both for themselves and their loved ones. Especially those that leave lasting impressions long after the moments are over. Malaysians, interestingly, are particularly focused on their health and well-being.
With these priorities in mind, Mastercard has enhanced its World Mastercard™ and World Elite™ Mastercard® programmes to bring more personalised range of services, rewards, lifestyle privileges, and experiences whether in Malaysia or abroad.
For the health conscious
Mastercard World and World Elite cardholders receive various health benefits to keep them on track with their health and wellness goals. For instance, cardholders get a one-year membership to Centr: By Chris Hemsworth, an app and workout programme designed by Chris Hemsworth’s very own team of health, fitness, and wellness experts.
Eligible World Elite cardholders also get to enjoy unlimited complimentary medical teleconsultation and medicine delivery provided by Allianz and MyDoc. Avid golfers among World Elite cardholders are also entitled to complimentary green fees in 74 premium golf clubs across the world while World cardholders get 50 per cent off green fees at 42 premium golf clubs around Asia.
With the way people shop online fast-evolving, Mastercard took that into account with the World and World Elite card programmes. Not only do cardholders get exclusive promo codes to shop on Lazada, they are also protected with an additional security layer — Mastercard ID Theft Protection™— that allows them to proactively monitor their transactions, and also be immediately alerted in instances of identity fraud.
Whether they’re exploring the sights and sounds of Malaysia, venturing into the expanses of Southeast Asia, or traversing the world beyond, both the World and World Elite card programmes give cardholders access to airport lounges as well as limousine services. Travel services like Agoda and Klook are also on board to give cardholders curated travel offers so that they are able to experience the new like never before.
The programmes also open up a world of experiences, services, and benefits to cardholders. These range from digital subscriptions to streaming and news services, as well as spas, cruises, hotel stays, and a whole host of exciting activities.The programmes also open up a world of experiences, services, and benefits to cardholders. These range from digital subscriptions to streaming and news services, as well as spas, cruises, hotel stays, and a whole host of exciting activities.