What isn’t a holiday is lugging your 25 kg suitcase off the plane, dragging it down the runway and getting back spasms in the process. What really makes a memorable holiday is the relaxing experience from beginning to end, but most importantly, what goes on in the middle.

Thanks to your World MasterCard, your holiday becomes a true pampering experience. Book yourself a therapeutic and unforgettable massage in any of the 50 spectacular spas worldwide at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, and Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Ninety minutes of pure relaxation is made even more pleasurable because 30 minutes of your experience is at no cost.

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You have to remind yourself that a true holiday is one of utter indulgence and spoiling.

With your World MasterCard, pampering just became perfectly plausible. You instantly receive complimentary Gold status membership for the Legacy Lifestyle Rewards Programme and can enjoy the Gold tier benefits.

Translated, that means earning and spending Rewards by shopping at your favourite premium South African Lifestyle partners, including Ben Sherman, The Cross Trainer, Hush Puppies, Havaianas, Loads of Living, L’Occitane, Miele, Pringle of Scotland and SAA Voyager.

And if you’re putting your feet up at any Legacy Hotels & Resorts, Lux Resorts And Hotels, Wilderness Safaris, Centara Hotels And Resorts, Zanzibar Luxury Villas And Spa or Grand Africa Group, you can earn up to 6% back on accommodation costs and enjoy up to 20% off Lifestyle Best Available Rates. And what’s better than massages, shopping and benefits? An early check-in and late checkout, so you can make the most of your luxury accommodation.

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Your holiday just became one to remember. Thanks to your World MasterCard.

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