Wyndham Rewards Finds Nearly Half of Americans Wish They Could Fly

Loyalty Program, Wyndham Rewards, Is the Official Hotel Partner of "Marvel's The Avengers" Movie

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - According to a recent survey commissioned by Wyndham Rewards®, the world's largest hotel loyalty program with the most participating hotels, forty four percent (44%) of Americans wish they could fly and forty percent (40%) would like to be Captain America.

Conducted to coincide with Wyndham Rewards' sponsorship of the highly anticipated "Marvel's The Avengers" film, the lighthearted survey also uncovered that forty percent (40%) of Americans favored Captain America as a seat companion on a long-haul flight, followed by Iron Man with twenty four percent (24%). While fifty three percent (53%) believed that their favorite Super Hero would vacation at a beach resort given the opportunity, twenty six percent (26%) also thought Tahiti would be an exceptional exotic getaway.

While movie-goers are gearing up to see their favorite Super Heroes on the big screen, Wyndham Rewards is celebrating the everyday Super Hero with Super Sweeps, a sweepstakes created for its loyalty program members, that offers them a chance to earn a grand prize of a Marvel Family VIP Package, which includes:

  • four (4) red carpet movie premiere tickets for a Marvel movie in 2013
  • one million Wyndham Rewards points, redeemable for free nights, flights and more
  • $2,000 spending money
  • an autographed movie poster

Throughout the sweepstakes, Wyndham Rewards will also be selecting three weekly winners to receive an autographed movie poster and enough Wyndham Rewards points for up to seven free nights.

The sweepstakes and interactive features -- including an addictive multi-level game in which the Avengers battle villains, a Marvel trivia game, a time-based puzzle, downloadable Avengers-themed wallpaper and trailers -- can be accessed at the Wyndham Rewards Avengers-themed microsite, www.WyndhamRewards.com/avengers.

"We are thrilled to partner with Marvel Entertainment on this highly anticipated movie and to offer exclusive online experiences, promotions and prizes to our members and new guests who want to try any of our 7,000 hotels worldwide," said Robin Korman, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president, Loyalty Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.

In addition to the sweepstakes, Wyndham Rewards members who register and stay twice at participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties will receive a pair of movie tickets and a special edition Wyndham Rewards Avengers-themed comic book. If the stays are booked online at www.WyndhamRewards.com, members will also receive double points or airline miles.

To participate in the Super Sweeps sweepstakes or view terms and conditions, members should visit www.WyndhamRewards.com/avengers. For additional information on the stay-based promotion, visit www.WyndhamRewards.com/movie. Travel can be booked by visiting www.WyndhamRewards.com or by calling (866) 996-7937.

About Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers" -- the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.

"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

About Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers more than 8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at more than 6,500 hotels throughout 36 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options, including airline travel, resort vacations, event tickets, gift certificates for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 6,000 points, while other reward options start as low as 2,200 points. Members may also choose to earn airline and rail miles with 20 leading carriers. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,190 hotels and 611,200 rooms in 65 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® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham™, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and Tryp by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which are managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany; N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

Contact Information

Contact:

Jamie Foley
M Booth & Associates
+1 (212) 539-3246
jamief@mbooth.com

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