Loyalty Programs

Hilton: Double HHonors, Qantas, Velocity points

Hilton hotels are offering double HHonors points -- and double Qantas or Virgin Australia Velocit...

Swissotel's circle frequent guest program

The upmarket Swissotel hotel group is providing frequent guest benefits in a new loyalty program ...

Hotel room upgrades for car hire: now that's smart

Europcar's new loyalty scheme looks outside the airport parking lot for rewards that business tra...

Free Air New Zealand Airpoints accounts

Travel tip: Like Qantas and certain other airlines, Air New Zealand charges a nominal fee to join...

Thai Airways launches Royal Orchid Plus Platinum

Thai Airways has joined the 'invitation-only' club with the creation of a new Royal Orchid P...

Leading Hotels adds benefits to Leaders Club

In brief: Like most frequent flyers, we usually shudder when told that an airline or hotel is enh...

Qantas' new Platinum One status tier

UPDATE | Qantas has now launched its Platinum One frequent flyer level, and we've got a...

Club Carlson replaces Goldpointsplus program

There's a new frequent guest program for the Carlson group, owner of the  Radisson, Park Pla...

Hilton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton prey to hack attack

A hacker attack on a database used for the loyalty programs of several leading hotel groups has l...

Priority Club rewards program changes

Priority Club, the hotel loyalty rewards programme for InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaz...

Hotels dump points, "experiences" instead

A consortium of 300 hotels has launched an interesting new loyalty program that provides experien...

Virgin Blue to overhaul Velocity Rewards

As part of its "New Blue" shakeup, Virgin Blue will relaunch its Velocity Rewards this year follo...

Shangri La hotels offers cash to members

Shangri-La Hotels has re-launched its frequent guest program, Golden Circle. Although a Golden Ci...