Intelligence – October, 28 2005

Intelligence – October, 28 2005

InterContinental Hotels Group has added Southwest Airlines as Priority Club Rewards’ newest airline partner. Members can now earn a half-credit for each qualifying stay at any InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites property…

Movistar has announced a strategic alliance with Venezuelan airline Aeropostal in which active members of Club Movistar can get discounts on airline tickets, among other benefits, as part of the customer loyalty reward program of both companies. Aeropass members can redeem points for Movistar products and services such as free minutes, Telpago Plus cards and cell phones…

Continental Airlines will soon be in a codeshare partnership with Hawaii’s Island Air. Connecting flights to Kahului, Kapalua West-Maui, Kona, Hilo, Lihue, Lanai and Molokai will be included. OnePass members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Island Air flights…

India’s Air Sahara said it was interested in looking at partnerships and alliances to raise resources to fund its growth plans. Air Sahara recently entered into a codeshare agreement with American Airlines, and has signed a marketing arrangement with British Airways to launch joint fare products and synergize ground services and frequent flyer programs…

America West (US Airways) has announced that FlightFund (Dividend Miles) members can now earn up to 10,000 miles for booking a cruise at http://www.americawest.com/cruises …

Air Malta and Emirates have signed an agreement by which Air Malta will codeshare on Emirates flights between Malta and Larnaca in Cyprus…

Langham Hotels International has entered into a new strategic partnership with Japan Airlines to offer frequent flyer mileage for members who stay at LHI’s worldwide hotels. Mileage Bank members can receive 500 miles per stay at Langham Hotels and 300 miles per stay at The Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong…

oneworld has been named the world’s Best Airline Alliance for the second year running in a poll of some of the world’s most frequent flyers. It received its latest honor in the 2005 Business Traveller Awards…

Singapore Airlines received six major airline awards from Hong Kong-based travel magazine Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. Besides winning the most votes for Best Airline, Singapore Airlines also tops five other airline-related categories including Best Frequent Flyer Program…

Delta Air Lines has named AID Atlanta as its final SkyWish Charity of the Quarter for 2005. SkyMiles members may now donate miles to assist the Atlanta-based organization’s efforts to help individuals living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS. There is a 5,000-mile minimum donation, and Delta will boost each donation by 20 percent for every 5,000 miles contributed…

Alaska Airlines was rated the No. 1 airline in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2005 Business Travel Awards. Alaska received the highest ratings for its cabin service and frequent flyer privileges, and scored in the top two for value for cost; food and beverages; and seat comfort and legroom.

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