IHG flags Your World Sale

November 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 15 November 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group launched its latest global promotion ‘Your World Sale’, exclusive for its loyalty programme members.

It claims members will be able to book rates up to 30% off its best flexible rate.  However a check shows 15% figures prominently when you browse around the world sale offers.

The discount is available across the group’s nearly 5,000 hotels worldwide. Read more

Qatar and PG pair loyalty schemes

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK 10 November 2017; Travellers can now earn loyalty points when they fly Qatar Airways that can be cashed in for travel on certain Bangkok Airways routes in Thailand and to neighbouring countries.

The two airlines are now pairing their frequent flyer programmes, effective 1 November, that allows loyalty programme members of either airline to earn and redeem points for travel across the two networks.

Bangkok Airways’ Flyer Bonus members will be able to earn points when travelling on all Qatar Airways flights. Read more

Grab a ride and fly

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 4 October 2017: Singapore Airlines  and Grab announced a partnership, Tuesday, that integrates their mobile apps to offer  a pre booking service for a ride to an airport in six countries across Southeast Asia.

The SQ mobile app offers the Grab taxi service in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Starting Tuesday, SIA customers can book Grab rides through the SingaporeAir mobile app. Customers using the app will see an option to book a Grab ride to the airport seven days before their scheduled departure. Read more

Loyal travel agents earn GTA gift points

September 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, tour company

SINGAPORE – 29 September 2017: GTA reports its G-Shop loyalty programme has recorded over USD52 million in revenue from participating travel agents in Asia in the last six months.

To sweeten the deal, registered G-Shop’s  travel agency users can maximize their rewards and earn three times G-Shop points with preferred hotel partners under GTAs partner programmes.

To date, more than 2,000 agents have already made redemptions on the points they  earned so far in 2017. Read more

AirAsia rewards freedom flyers

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SEPANG, 12 September 2017 – AirAsia has unveiled what it calls a Freedom Flyer Programme aimed at making it easier and faster for loyal passengers to earn AirAsia BIG Points.

The overhauled loyalty programme, powered by AirAsia BIG Loyalty, is based on a membership status system determined by how often passengers fly – the more they fly with AirAsia, the faster they will earn BIG Points, regardless of how much they spend on fares.

The four-status system starts with Red status for guests who fly 13 or fewer one-way short-haul flights in the preceding 12 months, through to Gold and Platinum, and all the way up to Black for those who fly 50 or more times with AirAsia. Read more

HK Express travellers earn points with Regal

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 7 September 2017: HK Express travellers can now earn points when they stay at participating  Regal and iclub Hotels

Effective this week, members of reward-U, the airline’s loyalty programme, are entitled to earn 2,000 and 1,000 reward-U points respectively for each eligible stay at participating Regal Hotels and iclub Hotels with specified qualifying room rates.

The partnership brings together a leading Hong Kong hotel group that fields varied portfolio of hotels in China and Hong Kong and a low-cost airline’s loyalty programme to create more incentives for guests. Read more

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

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