We're taking a deeper look at some of the features and benefits that come with your Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. It was one of the most requested card features when we started rolling it out last year, and with good reason - it's kind of awesome. These seven world elite benefits will help you make your travel plans even more valuable:
Travel Planning Assistance When it comes to planning a relaxing vacation, why stress out trying to plan it all yourself? Take a vacation from vacation planning and start with an experienced MasterCard travel advisor. They're a terrific resource to help you select, set, and reserve your vacation—no matter the destination. The best part? They're available when you are. Early morning. Late night. Doesn't matter! Give them a call at 855.802.1387, 24/7/365.
Price Protection You've stocked up on all the sunscreen and picked out the perfect beach gear... only to find it all on sale the following month. Lucky for you, should you find a lower price for a new item within 60 days from the date of purchase using your eligible MasterCard, you may be reimbursed for the price difference.
Hotel Benefits World Elite status grants you access to the Luxury Hotels & Resorts portfolio and a host of amenities. For example, booking a stay at the Ohla Hotel in Barcelona, Spain as a World Elite cardmember now through December 21, 2015 also entitles you to:
Complimentary breakfast for two daily
Upgrade at time of arrival (subject to availability)
Early check-in (subject to availability)
Late check-out (subject to availability)
A complimentary bottle of wine, fresh fruit and chocolates or dessert per stay
Airfare Benefits and Savings Upgrades and discounts on select airlines are also available. Planning a trip to Europe? One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa, offers World Elite cardmembers the following benefits on travel originating from and ticketed in the USA:
Up to a 15% savings on qualifying First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class fare
OR a Business Class upgrade with the purchase of a qualifying Economy Class fare
Rental Car Savings Spend the money on the vacation, not the vehicle. One of the World Elite rental benefits available, for example, is with Avis. In addition to 20% savings on each rental, World Elite cardmembers are also entitled to a complimentary Avis Preferred Plus® membership. That means you also receive complimentary upgrades (whenever available), exclusive offers and specialized customer service only for Avis Preferred Plus® members.
Trip Cancellation Insurance The only thing worse than having your trip cancelled is having your trip cancelled AND getting stuck with the bill. World Elite status offers complimentary trip cancellation insurance, which provides reimbursement for you and your family for any nonrefundable cancellation or change fee if your trip is interrupted or canceled and you have purchased your common carrier tickets with your Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. The added security is a great feature, though it's one you hopefully won't need.
Concierge Service Have your trip already planned, but you need a little help making it truly extraordinary? MasterCard’s concierge service can help with everything from dinner reservations or event tickets to locating hard-to-find items or buying and delivering gifts. They can assist you with what you need, when you need it, saving you time and sanity. Plus, like the Personalized Travel Assistance, they're there for you 24/7.
Want to learn more? This list only scratches the surface of what World Elite status truly means. To explore all of the additional features and benefits of your Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard, click here.
What do you think? Have you used any of these benefits before? Which ones have been the most useful? Do you plan to use any of these benefits for upcoming travel?