Mastercard’s exclusive Priceless programme launch to help Indian tourists experience best of Maldives

The programme will enable domestic and global travellers who are Mastercard cardholders to have exclusive access to carefully curated experiences across five atolls in the country

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Given the popularity of Maldives as one of the top tourist destinations for Indians, Mastercard recently announced the launch of its Priceless programme in the Maldives during an event at Hulhumalé. The programme will enable domestic and global travellers who are Mastercard cardholders to have exclusive access to specially designed experiences across five atolls of the mesmerising nation of islands, and more such additions will follow subsequently.

Maldives has become the latest destination in South Asia to join Mastercard’s coveted Priceless programme, a carefully curated list of destinations that offer exclusive experiences to its cardholders from around the world. The programme is expected to bolster Maldives’ tourism industry, while showcasing the unique and authentic experiences that the country can offer to a global audience.

“Mastercard is thrilled to present ‘Priceless Maldives’, which is aligned with its commitment to support the revival of tourism in the country, while giving tourists a new travel experience. In 2022, nearly 2.25 lakh Indians visited Maldives, which is a significant increase from previous years. The Priceless programme will allow Mastercard cardholders to experience the best of Maldives in terms of adventure, cuisine, culture and more,” said Vikas Varma, Chief Operating Officer, South Asia, Mastercard.

“With tourism contributing to 47% of our economy, we actively support initiatives that seek to strengthen this industry,” said Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Maldives. “The Government of Maldives highly appreciates Mastercard’s decision to bring the global Priceless programme to our shores, and we are confident about giving discerning travellers an unforgettable experience.” 

The Priceless programme launch in Maldives is part of Mastercard’s endeavour to create differentiated and prime experiences for its cardholders. These include a day surf Safari to Sultans, and expeditions involving unique cuisine, drone photography masterclasses, pole and line tuna fishing with the locals, and an overnight camping trip at a deserted island.

Priceless is a programme available exclusively to Mastercard cardholders and provides access to unforgettable experiences in over 40 destinations. As time is the most precious resource, the programme strives to provide cardholders with the opportunity to have meaningful moments with the people closest to them. 


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