The International Bank of Qatar (ibq) announced the launch of its new year-long Credit Cards promotion offering all ibq credit cardholders superb savings at a range of premium merchant partners spanning hotels, dining outlets and more.

The promotion runs from 1 December 2012 to 31 December 2013 with premium hotels, restaurants, cafes, beauty, fashion and health centres partnering with ibq to provide ibq credit cardholders with added-value benefits year-round. In addition to the merchant programme, credit card customers benefit from free purchase protection and free travel insurance as part of the overall ibq credit card value proposition.

Luis Tomassoni, Head of Products and Marketing at ibq said:

This exclusive promotion for our credit cardholders is supported by our wide range of premium merchant partners, offering our customers tangible value, benefits and banking experience. We understand our customers demanding lifestyle needs and as such our range of credit cards brings to the market the most comprehensive features, best-in-class services and exciting promotions. This underscores our commitment to position ibq as the Bank of Choice in Qatar.”

The bank’s new  merchant partner base includes:

La Cigale Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Four Seasons Doha Hotel, The St Regis Doha, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, Sharq Village & Spa, The Torch, Millennium Hotel Doha, Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa, Oryx Rotana Doha, Movenpick Tower & Suites Doha, 51 East, iSpace, Clarks, Mephisto, Point Zero, Bose, Bang & Olufsen, Tasmeem Flowers & Chocolates, 4 U, Dados Beauty, Qatar Optics, L’Ottico, Optic Gallery, Optifashion, Lunette, Grand Optical, Impression Boutique, Dados Boutique,  Consult Dental Center, Gulf Adventures Tourism, Le Notre Paris, Roger’s Diner, Dunia Restaurant, Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Johnny Rockets, MBCO and Bert’s Café.

Award-winning ibq credit cards are supported by a full retail banking platform including a 24/7 Call Centre, online banking with ibqonline and SMS banking, making banking convenient and easy for everyone.