Traveling has become a distant dream for many of us during the pandemic, but BDO Unibank, Inc. and American Express have come together to make the dream of exploration a reality once more with the launch of their new American Express® Explorer™ Credit Card (“the Explorer Card”) in the Philippines.
Aimed at aspiring and frequent travelers, this card offers an unbeatable package that makes exploring the world easier and more affordable than ever before.
Cardmembers earn American Express’ Membership Rewards® points with every purchase, which never expire and can be redeemed for air miles with a wide range of airlines including award-winning ones as well as hotel loyalty points with thousands of hotels.
Allowing you to get even more out of your travel experience, you’ll be able to save on flights and accommodation while visiting some of the world’s most incredible destinations.
What’s more is that by spending P40 on purchases you can earn one Membership Rewards® point – making getting away just a few dollars closer. Each point can be redeemed for one air mile at six different frequent flyer partners like Mabuhay Miles, KrisFlyer, Cathay Membership, Royal Orchid Plus, Enrich and Delta SkyMiles.
These same points can also be converted into hotel loyalty points from Marriot Bonvoy and Hilton Honors – two of the most renowned global hospitality chains with thousands of properties worldwide including in the Philippines!
The best part? You won’t even need to pay an additional fee as conversion process comes free with your Explorer Card which has some of the highest rewards rates across all cards offered in our country.
According to Rolando C. Tanchanco, BDO Senior Executive Vice President and Consumer Banking Group Head, American Express Cardmembers have seen a marked increase in travel-related purchases this year. Airline ticket spending has skyrocketed compared to last year – making the introduction of their partner’s new product, the American Express Explorer Credit Card, an excellent move that caters perfectly to renewed consumer confidence in traveling!
“We have seen substantial growth in travel-related spending among our American Express Cardmembers. In 2022, airline ticket purchase alone has increased exponentially versus the previous year. With the return of consumer confidence in travel, the American Express Explorer Credit Card is a timely addition to our extensive line-up of credit card products with our partner American Express.”
Mr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Network Services, SouthEast Asia and South Pacific, American Express, expressed his enthusiasm for the venture, saying:
“After three years of the pandemic and with borders reopening, travel is back. Our American Express Explorer Credit Card launched in partnership with BDO, gives our Cardmembers in the Philippines, whether they are travelling solo, with family or with friends, the ability to earn rewards and travel for less, while doing what they are passionate about.’’
In 2016, American Express unveiled the Explorer Card in Australia and then again in Hong Kong five years later. Now, they’re thrilled to debut this remarkable card across Southeast Asia with their partner BDO. The Explorer Card is just one of many amazing credit cards available through BDO-issued American Express Cards.
With Membership Rewards, cardmembers have access to a vast array of local and international airline and hotel loyalty programs where they can easily redeem their points.
Other benefits include:
- Up to P10M Travel Accident and Inconvenience Coverage
- 2,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend P600K+ each year
- Year-round deals, rebate or cashback, and instant savings from BDO partner merchants
- Enjoy a complimentary Annual Fee for your first year (Principal & Supplementary)
- Plus have your fee waived after spending more than P450k annually!
To find out more information or to submit an application for the American Express® Explorer™ Credit Card, explore www.americanexpress.com.ph or visit any BDO branch in your area today!
The BDO American Express® Explorer™ Credit Card is certainly giving us an opportunity we thought was lost in this trying time; allowing us all to explore our dreams with greater flexibility, choice and affordability than ever before. So start dreaming now because that journey of a lifetime could be closer than you think!