Wednesday, 13 November 2013

RM5.5bil spent during Mega Sale Carnival 2013

Shopping malls in Malaysia saw higher visitor numbers during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2013.
Shopping malls in Malaysia saw higher visitor numbers during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2013.- Photo source : The Star

The number of transactions by MasterCard cardholders, both locals and foreign, reached 19 million, amounting to RM5.5bil of spending during the recently concluded 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (1MMSC) 2013.
Over the same period last year, there has been an increase in transactions to 19.4 million compared to the previous year’s number of 18.9 million. Total spending also saw an increase to RM5.5bil from RM5.4 bil previously, demonstrating Malaysia’s growing popularity as an international tourist destination.

Malaysian MasterCard cardholder transactions remained high, with transactions alone reaching 18 million , contributing towards total spending of about RM5bil.

“The continuous participation of both overseas and local MasterCard cardholders in the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival holds a positive indication for Malaysia. We are pleased to know that Malaysia is still growing in stature as a popular tourist destination for shopping and is inclining with The Tourism and Culture Ministry and Tourism Malaysia towards increasing national and international events to boost tourist arrivals. MasterCard will continue to collaborate with Tourism Malaysia to explore new ways in creating new programs that will benefit both foreign and local MasterCard cardholders. With the continuous support demonstrated for 1MMSC, we hope to provide more exciting privileges to our loyal MasterCard cardholders in the coming years,” said Safdar Khan, country head, Malaysia and Brunei, MasterCard Worldwide.

As MasterCard was the official card of 1MMSC for the 13th year running, MasterCard cardholders were also rewarded with daily mall redemptions from more than 10 participating malls nationwide, various vouchers and a grand holiday getaway throughout the 1MMSC period.
The three grand prize winners each received a weeklong vacation for two at three different luxury resorts and hotels throughout Malaysia, valued at more than RM70,000. Similarly, nine weekly winners each received a two-night trip to Langkawi for two adults.

Source : The Star 13 November 2013