Loyalty update

3 Aug 2012 by ScottCarey7

Avis Preferred rewards loyalty

Avis has improved its Preferred loyalty programme in Europe by adding benefits for members including free car hire, complimentary upgrades and free second driver cover.

The new scheme looks to build upon the speed of service already offered, with additional benefits for members now including money off vouchers and exclusive offers, such as a worldwide single upgrade voucher following their second booking, and free car hire for the weekend in Europe with their third booking. Visit

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Regent Hotels partners with Eva Air Evergreen Club

Regent Hotels and Resorts has entered into a partnership with Taiwanese carrier Eva Air’s Evergreen Club loyalty scheme, which will allow members to earn 500 miles per stay at any Regent resort and hotel.

A double miles promotion began August 1 for guests staying two consecutive nights or more at Regent Beijing and Taipei, and will start September 1 for Regent hotel visitors staying in Zagreb, Turks and Caicos, Berlin, Singapore and the soon to open Regent Phuket Cape Panwa. The promotion will run until October 31, 2012. Visit,

500,000 Etihad Guest Miles up for grabs with Hilton Worldwide this summer

Members of both Etihad’s Guest and Hilton’s HHonors loyalty programmes can win 50,000 Guest miles when staying in a Hilton Worldwide Hotel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region before September 30, 2012. Hilton has 19 properties across the GCC, including Doha, Jeddah and Dubai.

Guests will automatically be entered in to the prize draw when taking a qualifying stay and the ten winners will be announced October 15. To see where the Miles could take you Etihad has an online Mileage calculator. Visit

Wyndham Rewards Expands in Asia Pacific and Middle East

Wyndham Rewards has announced that it will be expanding into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

The programme was already available in China and Thailand and will extend in to the Phillipines, India and Sri Lanka as well as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond in the Middle East. The GCC currently consists of six member states, namely Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, all of which are now included in the scheme, as well as Jordan and Lebanon.  Additionally the programme is set to roll out in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Latin America by the end of the year. Visit

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Scott Carey

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