The addition of the EVA Air Frequent Flyer Programme bolsters the platform's already impressive offerings.
SINGAPORE - Singapore-based travel technology company utu announced its new partnership with Infinity MileageLands, the frequent-flyer programme of Taiwan's EVA Air. The agreement allows utu to continue to revolutionize the travel industry in the area of international tax-free shopping and VAT rewards for customers that travel often.
Members under the Infinity MileageLands programme will be able to utilize the utu Tax Free Card and receive rewards with an upsized value of US$125 for every US$100 received in tax refunds while shopping overseas. This translates to 3,125 Award Miles for every US$100 of tax refunded through the utu Tax Free Card. As an additional bonus, accumulating tax-free shopping receipts up to US$1,500 will qualify members for an exclusive 250 Bonus Award Miles.
The process is convenient, only requiring members to download the utu Tax Free mobile application, complete the registration, and activate the utu Tax Free Card with Infinity MileageLands as the preferred programme. Members can then benefit from the upsized rewards in over 50 countries, including Singapore, France, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, and the UAE.
"As the world recovers from the pandemic, the idea of travelling overseas can once again become reality. By focusing on making tourists' lives easier, utu provides added incentives for everyone thinking of broadening their horizons and obtaining VAT rewards at the same time," said Sanjay Chinchwade, Chief Marketing Officer of utu. "We will continue to collaborate with our existing partners and seek out other potential partnerships to give users even better rewards in the future, especially as vaccination rates go up and more borders are opened up to welcome visitors once more."
By transforming the usually cumbersome process into a seamless experience, utu is ensuring that visitors and tourists are rewarded for being part of the tourism industry. Instead of relying on certain practices that can lead to lost refunds (up to 50/60% of the VAT) and a shopper drop-off of up to 50% as reported by Nasdaq, both businesses and individuals alike stand to gain from the innovation of the utu platform.