Marriott pilots new prepaid card


Marriott International announced that it is piloting a revolutionary travel card in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait that will enable travellers to pre-pay their hotel stays before leaving home for all of the company’s lodging brands except Ritz-Carlton.

Called the Marriott Prepaid Card, it follows a similar concept as a debit card and is aimed at providing a positive and seamless experience to those customers who prefer to pre-pay their expenses before travelling. “We’re excited about our new card and to be the first Travel Company to offer this safe and flexible pre payment solution,” said Samir Daqqaq, vice-president, global sales for the Middle East, Africa and the Subcontinent. “We see the card as the perfect travel solution. It enables customers to pay for their Marriott stay before they travel, whether on business or leisure. It’s a win-win for our customers, travel agents and our hotels.” He explained that the prepaid cards provide an alternate form of payment to prepaid Vouchers, and offer greater flexibility for the customers.