Nubank is Launching a Travel Booking Platform

Nubank is Launching a Travel Booking Platform
Nubank is launching a travel booking platform

Hey FinTech Fanatic!

Another day, another big announcement from Nubank:

The Brazilian neobank is launching a travel booking platform for its high-income Nubank Ultravioleta customers.

โ€œ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€โ€ will be available to the customers over the next few months offering air and hotel bookings.

๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ Nubank

NuViagens guarantees the best price. If the customer finds a more attractive offer for the purchased flight or hotel within 24 hours, Nubank Ultravioleta will refund the price difference.

Additionally, in the flight purchasing experience, the platform offers price monitoring and indicates the best purchase time. By following the appโ€™s recommendations, when the ticket reaches the lowest price relative to the flight history, Ultravioleta customers receive free protection that automatically reimburses up to BRL 500 if the flight price drops within 30 days after purchase.

NuViagens also allows purchases in up to 8 interest-free installments via NuPay, an exclusive payment method for Nubank customers, for all air tickets and accommodations, as well as 1% cashback that grows at 200% of the CDI.

Dedicated 24-hour travel-related support via the appโ€™s chat or phone is also available, providing even more peace of mind from start to finish of the trip.

Another step in becoming a super app. What do you think about this feature?



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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Nubank is launching a travel booking platform for its high-income Nubank Ultravioleta customers. โ€œ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€โ€ will be available to the customers over the next few months offering air and hotel bookings, and guaranteeing the best price. Read more

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