PARSIPPANY, NJ - (Marketwire - Jan 7, 2013) - Wyndham Rewards®, the world's largest lodging loyalty program with more than seven million active members, today announced its association with Points.com, giving Wyndham Rewards members the ability to buy and gift rewards points, good for items such as gift cards, retail merchandise, airline miles and free hotel nights at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Points.com is a global leader in reward currency management, allowing millions of users the opportunity to manage their loyalty accounts using the company's online tools.
Wyndham Rewards members worldwide can now purchase additional Wyndham Rewards points, through the Points.com platform at www.wyndhamrewards.com, to supplement their point balances. Whether they purchase extra points to earn a free night stay or gift points to another Wyndham Rewards account, members now have an increased ability to earn rewards faster.
To purchase points, members can log in to their Wyndham Rewards account online and click the "Buy Points" tab.
In 2012, Wyndham Rewards experienced tremendous growth, launching in over 20 new countries including India, Australia, Mexico and throughout the Middle East. In addition to an expanded portfolio of participating hotels, Wyndham Rewards developed new and convenient ways for members to earn and redeem points. Not only did the program establish new airline affiliations 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.
For more information about the program or free membership enrollment, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by the number of participating hotels and offers more than seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at more than 7,000 hotels throughout more than 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 over 20 leading carriers. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and approximately 618,100 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(SM), 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.
Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (NASDAQ: PCOM), is the owner and operator of Points.com, the global leader in reward currency management providing multiple eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top loyalty brands. Points.com also manages the largest consumer rewards management platform, allowing more than 3.5 million users to trade, track, exchange, and redeem their loyalty points, miles, and rewards.
Recently, Points International was the recipient of several prestigious awards; the Company was named the 5th largest Canadian software company and the 40th largest Canadian technology company by the 2012 Branham300 list as well as ranked 40th by PROFIT Magazine's top 200 Canadian companies by five-year revenue growth for 2012.
Points International's solutions enable the management and monetization of loyalty currencies, including frequent flyer miles, hotel points, retailer rewards and credit card points, as well as enhancing loyalty program consumer offerings and back-end operations for more than 40 partners worldwide. Further, Points International's SaaS products allow eCommerce merchants to add loyalty solutions to their online stores and reward customers for purchases.
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