Accorhotels and Qantas abandon minimum points transfer

18 Sep 2015 by GrahamSmith

Le Club Accorhotels members no longer have to reach a minimum threshold of 4,000 points before they can convert to Qantas Frequent Flyer miles, it has been announced.

The loyalty programmes of Accorhotels and Qantas have partnered for more than 15 years.

Previously, Le Club Accorhotels members had to amass a minimum 4,000 points before they could transfer these into Qantas points at a 1:1 ratio. There is now no minimum.

Instead, members can either set up an automatic conversion to always transfer Le Club Accorhotels points to Qantas points, or they can manually perform the transfer themselves, as and when they choose.

Lesley Grant, CEO of Qantas Loyalty, said: "Members can login to their Le Club Accorhotels account and choose to automatically sweep across their points into their Qantas Frequent Flyer account after each stay.

"This means members will only have to set their preferences once and the points conversion will automatically happen in the background...

"But equally, if members want to have a little more control they can still periodically log into their Le Club Accorhotels account and manually move points across to their Frequent Flyer account when it's convenient to them."

Simon McGrath, Accorhotels' Pacific COO, added: "Accorhotels has an incredibly long history with Qantas and manages many of the airline's award-winning airport lounges, which is why it is so fitting for our two organisations to enhance the offering for our most loyal members."

Earlier this week, it emerged that Accorhotels will become the first foreign hotel operator to re-enter Iran next month (see news, September 15).,

Graham Smith

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