utu and Etihad Guest team up to offer additional rewards to Etihad Guest members


The utu and Etihad Guest partnership will allow travelers who intend to discover the world to get the most out of their trip with increased benefits and tax reductions.

SINGAPORE, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based travel technology company utu (utu Pte Ltd) has announced that Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of the UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, will now allow Etihad members Guest to make tax-free purchases worldwide with the utu Tax-Free Card.

Vice President Loyalty and Partnerships of Etihad, Kim Hardaker said: “With nearly 8 million members worldwide, we are constantly innovating and expanding our network of global partners to offer even more rewards as an Etihad Guest member. Today, we are delighted to partner with utu to allow our members to earn Miles and also benefit from utu’s tax refund capabilities.”

As part of this partnership, Etihad Guest members can now use the utu Tax-Free card to:

  • Earn 6,250 miles (value $125) for each $100 tax refund refunded on the utu tax refund card.
  • To celebrate the launch, until November 30, 2022, Etihad Guest Members You can simply download and register on the utu Tax Free app and select Etihad Guest as your default rewards program to receive 500 Etihad Guest miles. The first (cumulative) VAT transactions of USD 100 in the UAE or USD 150 for rest of the world refunds qualify for an additional bonus of USD 2,000. Etihad Guest Miles.

Commenting on the new partnership, Asad Jumabhoy, CEO and co-founder of utu said, “We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Etihad Guest. For utu travelers, it is even more exciting as they can now select one of the most popular airline programs, Etihad Guest, as their rewards program when converting their VAT refunds into miles.”

As the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad operates to more than 70 passenger and cargo destinations around the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australiaand North America. The Etihad Guest loyalty program has nearly 8 million members and rewards travelers for their flights as well as their daily activities through a network of global partners.

Etihad Guest and utu: discover the world

The utu tax-free card is available to customers worldwide. To participate, Etihad Guest members must download the utu Tax-Free mobile app from iOS or Google Play, activate the utu Tax-Free card and select Etihad Guest as their rewards program to receive their VAT miles refund.

Once activated, travelers simply enter their utu tax free card number when selecting where to send the refund at participating tax refund kiosks in any of the top 50 destinations where VAT or GST are offered, including Singapore, France, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Thailandand the UAE.

To explore an ever-growing list of utu partners and benefits and enhance your duty-free shopping experience, please visit www. utu.global.

Utu’s rewards expansion continues in the biggest shake-up in duty-free shopping history. Until today, tax refunds have always been refunded in cash.

About utu

utu (pronounced “you too”) is transforming duty-free shopping around the world by giving travelers the freedom to get a higher VAT refund, going beyond the digitization of refunds to rethinking the value chain of tax-free purchases for the benefit of travellers. Founded in 2015 in Singaporeutu can now be used in more than 50 countries.

For more information, visit www.utu.global or download the utu app at https://utu.global/get-the-app/.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established in 2003 and quickly became one of the world’s leading airlines. From his house to Abu DhabiEtihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, the Etihad network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received many awards for its superior service and products, freight offering, loyalty program, etc.

Etihad considers tackling the climate crisis the most important issue of our time and has been named Airline Ratings Environmental Airline of the Year 2022. Through strategic partnerships with leading global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad continues to relaxes its quest to decarbonize the industry.

For more information, visit etihad.com.


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