Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Highlights "Free Labor Day" Travel Options

August 31, 2009 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Seeking a get-out-of-town-free card for Labor Day weekend? Whether staying close to home or jetsetting to another continent, Wyndham Rewards®, the world's largest hotel loyalty program, offers a number of free escapes for the holiday weekend to its seven million active members.

According to a recent study commissioned by Wyndham Rewards, 20 percent of Americans polled said they would not be able to take their next vacation without utilizing rewards points.* In response, the Wyndham Rewards program is calling all points-addicts to cash in on their loyalty rewards as an opportunity to enjoy a dollar-free Labor Day getaway.

"Travelers have countless hotel deals to choose from this Labor Day," states Flo Lugli, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of marketing. "Even so, many people still can't afford to travel unless it is free."

Wyndham Rewards redemption options include:

Two-night Staycation:

  • Two night accommodations at a local Super 8®, Days Inn® or Knights Inn® hotel
  • $25 dining gift certificate to thousands of restaurant locations in the US
  • Starting at 14,000 loyalty points

Two-night Road Trip:

  • Two night accommodations at a Howard Johnson®, Microtel Inns & Suites® or Travelodge® hotel
  • $50 dining gift card to more than 8,000 restaurant choices
  • $25 gas card
  • Admission ticket to amusement parks nationwide
  • Starting at 41,000 loyalty points

Two-night Cross-country Jaunt:

  • Two night accommodations at a Hawthorn Suites®, Baymont® or Wingate® by Wyndham hotel
  • One round-trip ticket for a domestic flight
  • Weekend car rental
  • $100 shopping gift card to a variety of department and retail stores
  • $50 dining gift card to more than 8,000 restaurant choices
  • Starting at 122,000 loyalty points

Two-night International Odyssey:

  • Two nights accommodations at a Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® or Ramada® hotel
  • Round trip ticket for an international flight
  • $100 SkyMall certificate
  • $100 dining gift card to more than 8,000 restaurant choices
  • Starting at 165,000 loyalty points

With more than 50 earning partners and thousands of point-redemption options around the world, the Wyndham Rewards program boasts endless earn-and-burn reward options and no blackout dates over Labor Day weekend.

There is still time to "Save Summer" To broaden the scope of free travel options, Wyndham Rewards has launched "Save Summer," a sweepstakes inviting members to win up to 750 free hotel nights and the possibility of walking away with one million Wyndham Rewards loyalty points.

Consumers may download a widget to their Facebook, MySpace and other social networking profiles that enables them to register for the "Save Summer" promotion and share it with online friends. Every time a friend enters the promotion the originating consumer automatically gets another chance to win. Membership in the Wyndham Rewards program is not required to enter, and no purchase is necessary. The promotion is available now through Sept. 10, 2009.

Breakfast and high speed Internet access are free at most Wyndham Hotel Group brands year round.

The Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is the largest in the lodging industry based on the number of participating hotels.

Points can also be redeemed for other rewards including airline tickets, resort vacations, name-brand merchandise, rental cars, rail points or services at many popular restaurants and stores.

The program allows members to accumulate points by staying in participating hotels and purchasing everyday products and services. An online system allows members to check their point balance and redeem for rewards.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,000 hotels and 590,000 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner.

*Rabin Research conducted the survey of 1,040 Americans on June 16, 2009. The full-service marketing research company is headquartered in downtown Chicago, and has conducted about 5,000 studies for hundreds of major companies worldwide.

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