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TripRewards Program Offers Points for Travel Packages

Just in time for holiday and
winter trips, members of Cendant Hotel Group’s TripRewards loyalty program
now can earn points for booking travel packages and redeem points for
hotel stays overseas. Using the new TripFinder feature on, members can plan and
book entire trips that include flight arrangements, hotel rooms and car
rentals and earn six points per dollar spent on the entire package.
Booking an average-priced package on—approximately $800
—yields more than enough points to redeem for a free magazine
subscription, movie tickets or admission to an amusement park.

In a first for the program, TripRewards members now can redeem points for
free stays at Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts around the world. As of Nov 23,
members can redeem points for free stays at Days and Wingate hotels in the
United Kingdom and Ireland. Previously, TripRewards members could redeem
points for hotel stays only in United States and Canada.

Peter Strebel, Cendant’s Hotel Group senior vice president of sales and
marketing, said the new features add value and convenience to the
TripRewards program. “We continue to enhance TripRewards to the benefit of
members, who now have another great way to earn points, for international
hotel stays.”

Featuring points-earning opportunities with more than 6,000 hotels and 46
partners as well as 140-plus point-redemption options, TripRewards is the
world’s largest loyalty program, based on the number of participating

The program’s “open earn” structure allows members faster access to point
earning by staying in Cendant-franchised hotels, renting Avis(R) and
Budget(R) rental cars and purchasing everyday products and services from
earning partners.


Likewise, TripRewards members can redeem their points for either hotel
stays—with no blackout dates—or partner rewards including airline
tickets, resort vacations, electronics, home appliances, sporting goods,
movie and theme park tickets and gift certificates from 46 retailers and

TripRewards members may elect to earn either TripRewards points, airline
miles or rail points for their hotel stays. A hassle-free online system
allows members to check points and redeem for rewards 24 hours a day.

Consumers can enroll at or by visiting their local Super
8(R), Days Inn(R), Ramada(R), Travelodge(R), Howard Johnson(R), Knights
Inn(R), Wingate Inn(R) or AmeriHost Inn(R) hotel or by calling toll-free,
(800) FOR-TRIP—(800) 367-8747.