Marriott merges loyalty programmes

June 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, PACIFIC

SINGAPORE, 6 June 2017: Marriott International has launched a new Club Marriott, that merges Club Marriott, Eat Drink & More, and Star Privilege into a single paid membership programme in Asia Pacific.

The newly combined Club Marriott will provide members with more choices  whenever they dine out in their hometowns, or visit one of the 200 participating hotels across 15 brands in 13 countries across the region.

“With the new portfolio of brands under Marriott International, loyalty is the key driving force that will allow us to cut through the competition,” said Marriott International, Asia Pacific chief sales & marketing officer Peggy Fang Roe. Read more

flydubai signs up for Amadeus OPEN

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

BANGKOK, 25 May 2017: Competitive pricing and unbundled offers provide the traveller  with more choices and flexibility than ever  making it more difficult for airlines to build loyalty.

Amadeus is pitching its OPEN technology at airlines saying it will help them stand out in a crowded market and generate substantial revenues.

flydubai is the latest airline to sign up for “OPEN” to develop its loyalty programme. Read more

Wyndham hits a million members

April 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

SHANGHAI, 5 April 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group’s loyalty programme announced, Tuesday, that it has surpassed 50 million members worldwide.

Wyndham Rewards’ milestone member enrolled, last week, at the newly opened Wyndham Grand Xiame.

Wyndham is currently the largest US-based hotel company in China with more than 1,300 hotels and expects to hit more than 2,000 hotels in country by the end of 2019. Read more

Centara ups card holder discount to 10%

March 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 29 March 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced an improvement to its loyalty programme – Centara The1 Card.

Members will now enjoy a permanent 10% discount (up from 5%) on all publicly available online rates on the company’s website, including packages and promotions.

Centara The1 Card, the group’s global loyalty programme, provides members with rewards and privileges including enhanced services and 10% off Centara’s best available online rates. Read more

Qatar and Accor loyalty partners

February 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

DOHA, 3 February 2017: Qatar Airways and AccorHotels, have agreed to offer reciprocal benefits to members across both loyalty programmes.

For the first time, Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can convert their Qmiles into Le Club AccorHotels points for redemption on accommodation at more than 3,400 hotels and resorts across the hotel group’s network.

Le Club AccorHotels loyalty programme members can convert their points to Qatar Airways Privilege Club Qmiles for redemption on flights to the more than 150 places the airline flies. Read more

Pay for a lounge upgrade

February 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

DUBAI, UAE, 3 February 2017: Emirates has extended use of its lounges at Dubai International Airport to its loyalty programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of class of travel.

The pay-per-visit access will be available to Emirates Skywards members and their guests travelling on Emirates.

Business Class travellers also have the option to pay an upgrade fee to access the first class lounges. Read more

Double points on IHG bookings

January 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 31 January 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group has introduced its latest deal for loyal guests with its Double Play Double Points promotion.

Loyalty programme members can double points they earn on bookings made through participating IHG hotels, worldwide.

The reward points can be earned on accommodation, meetings and events bookings (capped at USD20,000) made by 15 April, this year, for events and stays up until 31 August. Read more

Klook teams up with AirAsia Big

February 12, 2016 by  
Filed under News, North Asia, Technology

HONG KONG, 12 February 2016: A popular booking platform for attractions and travel activities in Asia, Klook Travel, has teamed up with mobile messaging app WeChat and AirAsia’s loyalty programme BIG.

As WeChat Pay app officially launches in Asia,  first in Hong Kong, it has teamed up with Klook to power bookings.

Users can book Hong Kong Airport Express tickets at close to 30% off and a visit to Universal Studios Singapore at 20% off. Read more

MyResort programme adds perks

September 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 22 September 2015: Over 100 Accor Hotels resorts across Asia Pacific are participating in the brand new MyResorts programme.

The programme includes a suite of benefits including MyGlass, My Kids, My Connect and My Host with a range of inclusions and rewards – some free, some for a nominal fee.

One of the signature elements is My Glass,that offers guests for a small fee unlimited soft drinks, juice and water all day long and two hours of free-flow house wine and beer (even cocktails in some resorts).

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Marriott fights back on scam

April 27, 2015 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Hospitality, News

NEW YORK, 27 April 2015: Marriott is warning guests to beware of fraudulent telephone calls being made in different parts of the world that purport to be from the hotel chain’s sales teams offering complimentary rooms.

Identified as a “robo call phone scam” ,it targets members of loyalty programmes, who are asked to provide personal financial details in exchange for a complimentary stay at a hotel.

Marriott in its alert said the scam had targeted guests in Canada and Australia but it is prevalent in other parts of the world and targets all major hotel groups.

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