As Loyalty Plans Evolve, Fareportal Targets Millennials, Budget-Savvy Travelers with Combined Rewards Program, Co-Branded Credit Card

August 9, 2017 – Loyalty programs have received mixed reviews and appreciation by consumers in recent years as airlines, the originators of travel loyalty programs in the 1980s, began to cut back, limit, and restrict use of rewards as a way to save money. At the same time, hotels, attractions, and tour operators added their…

MGM Resorts International Reinforces Commitment to Japanese Market

Appoints Jason P. Hyland New President of Its Japanese Subsidiaries, Announces Expanded Office in Otemachi August 9, 2017 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE:  MGM) reinforced its commitment to the Japanese market today as it announced the appointment of former Charge d’Affaires, United States Embassy Tokyo, Jason P. Hyland as the Representative Officer and President of MGM Resorts Japan.…

Nominations for Prestigious CVOA Cornerstone Award Open

August 9, 2017 – The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has opened nominations for the 2017 CVOA Cornerstone Award which recognizes a truly outstanding shared ownership innovator. Three finalists will be selected by the CVOA Awards Committee. Each will be featured on the VO-Con website and in numerous industry press releases and Eblasts. The formal…

Connect Travel Launching Connect Travel Marketplace

August 8, 2017 – Connect Travel is pleased to announce Connect Travel Marketplace, a new event bringing top international travel buyers together with travel industry suppliers in the company’s signature reverse-style trade show format. Connect Travel Marketplace will take place Feb. 18-20, 2018, at Hyatt Regency Orlando. Connect Travel Marketplace combines a robust educational program from…

Extended Stay America® Offers “Bleisure” Travelers Exclusive Deals And Tips Via Extended Perks Loyalty Program

Instant rewards loyalty program delivers unbeatable summer deals perfect for mixing work and play without breaking the bank August 8, 2017 – According to a recent study from the Global Business Travel Association, 37 percent of business travelers combined their work trips with vacation days in the past year. Extended Stay America® hotels (ESA), the…

Equiant Names Ericka Schwarm as Director of Client Development

Loan servicing and technology company adds to staff in wake of explosive growth August 8, 2017– Equiant, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based accounts receivable servicing and technology provider, has named Ericka Schwarm as director of client development. “We’re thrilled to welcome Ericka to the Equiant team,” says Peter Moody, Equiant’s vice president of business development. “She brings…

Choice Hotels International Selects AT&T Connectivity and Mobility

Franchisees Can Use Preferred Provider for Fast, Reliable Internet and Wi-Fi Connectivity April 8, 2017 – AT&T* has been selected by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, to deliver internet, Wi-Fi, and mobility solutions. Choice Hotels franchises approximately 6,500 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide across 11 brands,…

Club 1 Hotels Announces New Travel Benefit for Companies to Enhance Workforce Benefits

Companies can now provide deeply discounted hotel and resort rates and travel benefits to better attract and retain top talent August 8, 2017 – Club 1 Hotels, LLC. announces launch of new client solution for companies of all sizes to enhance their workforce benefits. Companies can now offer their workforce access to Club 1 Hotels’ members-only global…