Thailand unveiled new payment card for international tourists

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), The Mall Group along with support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)   unveiled the new ‘SCB M Visa prepaid tourist card’ for foreign travellers this week. To commemorate the occasion of the card, the first 1,000 customers who apply will receive vouchers worth GBP 12.37 when spending GBP 49.46 or more at The Mall Group’s department stores from 1 June to 31 December, 2019.

Information and applications are available at the Tourist Lounge at the Emporium, Emquartier, Paragon Department Store, and SCB exchange booths at Don Mueang International Airport. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT Deputy governor for digital research and development , stated: “The administration emphatically trusts the installment business will assume a significant job in the improvement of Thailand’s travel industry. Explorer’s needs are inalienably assorted, so driving the selection and use of advanced installments is the key”.

In addition to greater convenience, international security standards and confidence to spend during their time in Thailand, cardholders will also benefit from a number of privileges from more than 53 million Visa-accepting merchant locations in more than 200 countries around the world, according to SCB.

The card is legitimate for a long time, enabling cardholders to appreciate exceptional benefits amid each visit to Thailand all through the legitimacy time frame. There is no sign up, yearly, or re-issuance charge, and cards can be topped-up for at least GBP 2.47 at any of The Mall Group’s client administration counters. Cardholders are likewise qualified for 5 to 10% limits at all The Mall Group retail chains and Gourmet Markets, and up to half in limits at shops situated inside one of its shopping edifices, including M benefits from driving accomplices across the nation.

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