Last year Qantas and Accor announced plans for a new strategic loyalty partnership.

The initiative has now launched, allowing members of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Accor Live Limitless (ALL) programmes to be rewarded twice when they fly with the airline and stay at one of Accor’s hotels.

As of today, members who link their Qantas Frequent Flyer and ALL accounts can earn points in both programmes on eligible hotel bookings and domestic and international flights.

This comes after the easing of restrictions on Australian citizens travelling overseas and Qantas’ resumption of international flights.

Qantas resumes international flights

Qantas states that approximately 30 million members across the two programmes in Australia and Asia Pacific are set to be rewarded.

Members will earn three Qantas Points per dollar, as well as the usual ALL Reward points, on eligible Accor hotel stays in Australia or across Asia Pacific. They will also earn three additional points for every dollar on transactions such as dining and room service while staying at the hotels. Accor operates 1,200 hotels, apartments and resorts in the Asia Pacific region.

Meanwhile, Qantas Platinum and Platinum One holders or those with ALL Gold, Platinum and Diamond status can earn up to two ALL Reward points per A$10 spent on eligible Qantas flights (in addition to the usual Qantas Points).

Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath commented:

“We are joining forces to reward our customers, delivering exceptional travel benefits and unrivalled service for people who enjoy our two much-loved brands.

“Customers are at the heart of this partnership which is set to bring significant extended benefits for travellers. This is a first for a hospitality group and airline in Australia.

“Qantas is the perfect partner for Accor to deepen our relationship with, and growing our loyalty members’ benefits will strengthen our customers’ commitment to our leading brands, like Sofitel, Mantra and Novotel. We predict that this relationship will increase membership and engagement across both of our programs.”

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth added:

“Our partnership with Accor launches at an ideal time, with domestic and international borders reopening and frequent flyers starting to plan and book their next getaway.

“Eligible members of the Qantas and Accor loyalty programs will earn twice when they fly and stay in a hotel or resort. We know this will be very popular for our frequent flyers whether they are travelling for business or on holidays.

“We’ve seen frequent flyers booking flights in record numbers, with billions of points used to book flights in recent weeks. This shows just how important and valuable points are to our members, and this initiative will help members of both programs get away on their dream trip sooner.”

Examples include:

  • Two nights at Raffles Singapore in a Stateroom Suite – 4,198 ALL points and 7,872 Qantas points
  • Two nights at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – 1,168 ALL points and 2,190 Qantas points

The point earning potential also increases the higher the membership tier. For instance, Qantas Platinum and ALL Platinum members can earn the following:

  • Two nights at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – 2,044 ALL points and 2,190 Qantas points
  • Business return flights with Qantas to Singapore from Sydney and a seven-night stay at Raffles Singapore in a Stateroom Suite – 26,418 ALL points and 55,834 Qantas points
  • Economy return flights with Qantas to Fiji and a five-night stay at Sofitel Fiji in a Luxury Room with beach club access – 8,468 ALL points and 17,757 Qantas points

Additionally, Qantas Frequent Flyer members that hold Gold status or above, and those that are Points Club or Points Club Plus members, can fast track their ALL membership from Classic to Silver when linking their accounts and completing required eligible hotel stays.

Accor Plus members that hold ALL Gold status and above can also receive complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership which includes free delivery on all orders within Australia and the opportunity to earn three Qantas Points per dollar spent.

The partnership builds on the existing agreement allowing members to convert Accor Live Limitless Reward points to Qantas Points at one-to-one rate.,