Despegar Launches New Credit Card with Visa, Banco Santander

Despegar, the leading travel agency in Latin America, announced on Friday that its Brazilian subsidiary Decolar has officially rolled out a new credit card in partnership with Visa Inc. and Banco Santander.

In a press release, the online travel company said that the latest product offering will be available in the Brazilian market and can be approved online even before users make their first travel purchase. In addition to this, points that will be accumulated using the card can be redeemed for availing travel-related products and services at Despegar.

“With this initiative Passaporte Decolar, Despegar’s loyalty program becomes one of the main reward programs in Brazil, as the Company further strengthens its strategy of deepening customer engagement and enhancing brand awareness. We are leaders in innovation and consistently seek to elevate our customers’ travel journey experience while at the same time rewarding them for their loyalty,” said Alexandre Moshe, General Manager at Decolar.

Despegar Launches New Credit Card

Founded in 1999, Despegar runs as an online business-to-consumer travel agency operating in Latin America. It’s subsidiary, Decolar, was based in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, and works by offers complete travel services to frequent travelers, including tickets, tour packages, accommodation, and car rental.

“This loyalty program brings together three solid brands, with high expertise in e-commerce and leaders in their respective sectors. It also adds further value to our portfolio of cards, offering customers, including those who do not have a bank account, the exclusive benefits of Passaporte Decolar. We are very excited about this initiative,” said Rogerio Magno Panca, executive superintendent of Digital Cards and Payments – Santander Brazil.

Fernando Pantaleão, VP & Head of Merchant Sales and Acquiring – Visa Brazil, also added:

“Together with Santander and Despegar, we have deepened our focus on understanding the behavior and consumption patterns of the Brazilian tourist and recognize consumers who seek real experiences, with a more connected and balanced lifestyle. This solution offers more benefits that serve them, making the journey of those who travel more complete – whether for corporate or leisure trips.”