utu welcomes Qatar Airways Privilege Club, the loyalty program of the best airline in the world, as its latest partner.
As part of the biggest disruption in duty-free shopping history, this new partnership will reward travelers with significant added value to their international duty-free shopping experience. From January 18, 2022, Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will be able to benefit from a 25% increase in the value of their tax refunds by converting them into Qmiles, making their tax refunds even more rewarding.
utu offers an easy way to increase tax refunds on purchases made abroad and convert them into Qmiles. Travelers can benefit from higher tax refund values simply by entering their utu Tax Free card number on their tax refund forms and choosing Qatar Airways Privilege Club from the utu Tax Free app as their preferred refund method.
By leveraging the utu Tax Free virtual card in the utu Tax Free app, Privilege Club members will now be able to increase their VAT refund value by 25%. As a special introductory offer until March 31, 2022, Privilege Club members will receive 1,000 bonus Qmiles in addition to 4,167 Qmiles for every tax refund transaction over USD 100.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club is the latest airline loyalty program to join utu’s new service, which aims to revolutionize tax-free shopping. Travelers who shop duty-free with the utu card benefit from a greater choice of rewards, a simpler and more convenient rewards claim process and significantly greater value in terms of Qmiles collected.
Based on its deep industry experience, utu believes travelers should get more value and a better tax refund experience. Duty-free shopping is available in 50 countries around the world, including France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. utu allows travelers to claim Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST) for purchases in the countries they visit. By the time a refund is processed by VAT refund operators, buyers usually only receive around half of the total value of the VAT refund due to them. utu is transforming duty-free shopping around the world by giving travelers the freedom to get a higher VAT refund, something they haven’t been able to do so far.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Our partnership with utu will allow Privilege Club members to get the most out of their travels. From today, members will not only be able to enjoy tax-free shopping in 50 countries and earn Qmiles on their travels, but they will also be able to get more out of their tax refunds when converted to Qmiles. . This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to introducing new ways to earn Qmiles, providing members with more unique opportunities to bring them closer to their next reward.
Asad Jumabhoy, co-founder and CEO of utu, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Qatar Airways Privilege Club, the world’s best airline loyalty program, to open up a new world of better value, choice and opportunity for Privilege Club members. We believe this partnership is another valuable way for Qatar Airways Privilege Club to deliver exceptional travel experiences ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022TM and beyond.