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CARDS & PAYMENTS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Citi expands partnership with Expedia in Asia

Customers can now pay using their Citi credit card points or miles.

Launched in 2 pilot countries Hong Kong and Singapore, the collaboration will allow customers across multiple markets in the Asia region to pay for their next holiday booking on Expedia, using their Citi credit card points or miles.

“At Citi we are focused on making banking easier for our customers by leveraging digitization, mobile technology and innovation which includes delivering a remarkable client experience in key digital ecosystems. We have seen that the rapid adoption of mobile and other digital channels has truly transformed how people book their holidays and travel and we are delighted that Citi cardholders in Asia Pacific can now shop with points on Expedia,” said Harpreet Grewal, Head of Digital Payments for Asia Pacific Consumer Banking for Citi.

“We know travelers want to easily apply the value of points toward travel,” said Gabriel Garcia, Senior Director and Head of Marketing, Expedia Asia Pacific. “This expanded partnership with Citi is a perfect reflection of our effort to make travel planning and booking more convenient by providing our customers choice beyond traditional payment methods.” 

Eligible Citi credit card members may take advantage of the new Pay with Points or miles at Expedia benefit with the following steps:

  1. Pay for Expedia trip with Citi Credit Card
  2. An SMS will be sent to customer’s mobile phone number registered with Citi with a link to redeem points or miles
  3. Click on the link and select the number of points or miles to redeem
  4. Upon confirmation of successful redemption, a statement credit will be reflected in customer’s next statement of account

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