SuperRich, 2C2P Plus and Mastercard Launch the ‘Visit Thailand Card’; a Convenient and Secure Prepaid Travel Card
Today SuperRich Currency Exchange, 2C2P Plus (Thailand) Ltd., in partnership with Mastercard, announced the launch of the ‘Visit Thailand Card’, The card is targeted at inbound tourists to Thailand, enabling visitors to enjoy leading exchange rates as well peace of mind through safe, secure and convenient cashless payments across Thailand.
The Visit Thailand Card is designed to meet the needs of inbound tourists who would typically exchange cash on arrival. Now, visitors can conveniently purchase the Visit Thailand card at any SuperRich branch nationwide, including Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency into Thai Baht and enjoy great savings through SuperRich’s market leading rates. By topping-up the Visit Thailand Card with their exchanged foreign currency – as an alternative to cash – cardholders are able to limit the risks from having to carry and store physical cash while on the go, providing added peace of mind. With the prepaid Mastercard, visitors can enjoy the convenience of making safe, secure and cashless payments across all Mastercard acceptance locations. During their trip, cardholders can manage the Visit Thailand card through the Visit Thailand mobile application, available on both Android and iOS devices. The application allows cardholders to check the card’s balance, track spending, and enable or disable the card anytime. Should the visitor need to add funds, the card can be topped-up with Thai baht at any of SuperRich’s 49 branches in Thailand. Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with three cities among in the global top 20 destinations by volume of overnight arrivals (Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya) and 17 destinations in the top 50 visited places in Asia. Bangkok has been ranked as the number one global destination by the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) for three consecutive years with approximately 20.5 million arrivals in 2017. Thailand also has two cities in the global top 10 for international visitor spending (Bangkok #5, Phuket #10), with tourists spending almost an almost equal proportion of their money on shopping, eating and accommodation - experiences which will benefit from the more frictionless payments experience provided by the cashless Visit Thailand Card. Khun Piya Tantivachayanon, President, SuperRich Currency Exchange (1965), said, “SuperRich has operated in the money exchange business for more than 53 years. We are well aware of local and foreign travelers' spending needs. The innovative Visit Thailand Card is designed to allow cashless travel in-line with the government's policies designed to transform Thailand into a digital society. Thai and global travelers can now exchange foreign currencies into Thai baht and store the value in the card for use at their convenience. The card is available at 49 SuperRich outlets across the country. To apply for the Visit Thailand Card, visitors can simply register with their passport. The Visit Thailand Card guarantees a better exchange rate than that given for cash.” Mr. Piyachart Ratanaprasartporn, Chief Executive Officer of 2C2P Plus, added: "The Visit Thailand Card will satisfy the needs of all cardholders, both foreigners and Thais alike. After value is added, the card can be used immediately at any online or offline Mastercard acceptance location. The Visit Thailand Card package includes a SIM card with one-day of unlimited internet use. We also have a mobile application for iOS and Android systems through which cardholders can check their card balance, payment history and top-up or buy SIM packages. In addition, we have implemented a function which enables cardholders to turn the card on or off in case of card loss. The Visit Thailand Card also offers cardholders a range of discounts and benefits from our partners, including Siam Niramit, Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium, Tiffany, Chao Phraya Princess, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, Oasis Spa, Beauty Buffet, Beauty Cottage, Beauty Market, Samparn Riverside and the Marvel Experience Thailand. The Visit Thailand Card offers true value for money." Mr. Donald Ong, Country Manager for Thailand and Myanmar, Mastercard, said, “The Visit Thailand Card is a fantastic proposition aiming to provide inbound tourists with greater value and convenience. Cash handling and cash payments are a major pain point amongst visitors and Mastercard is delighted to collaborate with 2C2P Plus and SuperRich to provide this exciting product to create a better travel experience for visitors to Thailand.” As part of the Visit Thailand Card package, cardholders will receive a sim card with one day of unlimited internet data which can later be topped up. Checking the card’s balance can be done by logging into the Visit Thailand smartphone application.