PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Wyndham Rewards®, the world's largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands.
The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards' strategy to provide its members with earning and redemption options in all 66 countries where Wyndham Hotel Group properties are located. The program is currently available in 50 countries.
Wyndham Rewards most recently launched the program in the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka at 30 properties associated with the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Dream®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham and Days Inn® brands. The program was already available in China and Thailand.
In the Middle East, home to some of Wyndham Hotel Group's most luxurious hotels, Wyndham Rewards is now available in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Oman.
In addition to an expanded portfolio of participating hotels, Wyndham Rewards has developed new and convenient ways for members to earn and redeem points. Not only has the program added new airline partnerships with Saudi Arabian Airlines©, Turkish Airlines©, and Jet Airways© in India, but it launched a new global rewards catalog, allowing members in all countries where the program is available to redeem points for items that are locally relevant.
"With the growth of our program in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, we are providing members with more ways to earn points and more ways to get rewarded for staying with Wyndham Hotel Group properties," said Robin Korman, senior vice president of Loyalty Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. "We will continue to build partnerships that offer our members more redemption options with vendors they know and trust."
The program is set to roll out in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Latin America by the end of the year.
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 7 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at almost 7,000 hotels in 50 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 or rail miles with more than 19 leading carriers. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and approximately 608,300 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham™, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has license agreements 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, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group. 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.
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Wyndham Hotel Group
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