BDO Unibank, Inc. and American Express, the American Express service® The Explorer™ Credit Card (“Explorer Card”) in the Philippines is for ambitious travelers eager to explore the world again. Cardmembers earn Membership Rewards® points from American Express, which never expire, and can be redeemed for air miles with a wide range of airlines including award-winning airlines and hotel loyalty points with thousands of hotel properties1 Giving them more flexibility and choice, and allowing them to travel at a lower cost.
Every P40 spent entitles Cardmembers to earn one Membership Reward® Goal. Each point can then be redeemed for one air mile at six frequent flyer partners: Mabuhay Miles, KrisFlyer, Cathay Membership, Royal Orchid Plus, Enrich and Delta SkyMiles. Points can also be converted into hotel loyalty points from Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, both of which own thousands of hotels worldwide including in the Philippines. Plus, the Explorer Card has one of the best rewards rates in the country and there are no transfer fees.
We have seen significant growth in travel-related spending among American Express Cardmembers. In 2022, the purchase of airline tickets alone has increased significantly compared to the previous yearsays Rolando C. Tachanco, BDO’s Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group. “With the return of consumer confidence in travelAnd The American Express Explorer Credit Card is a timely addition to our wide range of credit card products with our partner American Express.
Three years into the pandemic and borders reopening, travel is back. Launched in partnership with BDO, the American Express Explorer Credit Card gives our Cardmembers in the Philippines, whether traveling alone or with family or friends, the ability to earn rewards and travel for less, while doing what they love. ” said Mr. Sanjeev Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Network Services, Southeast Asia and South Pacific, American Express.
The Explorer Card was first introduced by American Express in Australia in 2016 and Hong Kong in 2021. Now, American Express with BDO is bringing the Explorer Card to the Philippines – a first in Southeast Asia. The new card forms part of BDO’s broad range of American Express cards.
Cardmembers can redeem Membership Rewards points from a wide range of domestic and international airlines and hotel loyalty programmes.
- long-term miles (Philippine Airlines)
- Chris Flair (Singapore Airlines)
- Cathay Membership (Cathay Pacific Airlines)
- Royal Orchid Plus (Thai Airways)
- Enrich (Malaysia airlines)
- Sky Miles Delta (Delta Airlines)
- Marriott Bonvoy
- Hilton Honors Program
- Coverage up to P10M against travel accident and inconvenience
- Bonus 2,000 Membership Rewards points upon reaching P600,000 spend annually
- Year-round deals, discount or cashback, and instant savings from BDO partner merchants
- Free annual fee for the first year (basic and supplementary)
- Exemption from annual fees upon reaching an annual expenditure of 450,000 pesos
For more details or to apply for an American Express® Explorer™ credit card, visit www.americanexpress.com.ph or go to any BDO branch near you.