Intelligence – February, 27 2006

Intelligence – February, 27 2006

Continental Airlines and Copa Holdings, parent company of Copa Airlines and AeroRepublica Airlines, have announced AeroRepublica’s participation in OnePass beginning March 1 …

Marriott Rewards has forged a new partnership with Alitalia, allowing members to earn MilleMiglia miles for stays at Marriott properties. Alitalia is Marriott’s 28th airline partner …

WORLDHOTELS has strengthened its market position in Eastern Europe by forging a new partnership with CSA Czech Airlines. Members of the carrier’s OK Plus program are now able to earn 500 miles per stay at WORLDHOTELS properties worldwide …

Japan Airlines Group and Lawson, a Japanese convenience store chain, have agreed to issue a joint credit card. Applications for the card can be made beginning this month, and service on the card is expected to begin in April …

The SkyTeam governing board announced that Middle East Airlines, Air Liban, Lebanon`s national carrier, has taken the first steps toward becoming a SkyTeam Associate Airline. Air France will serve as the airline’s sponsor during the process, with completion expected sometime within the next 15 months …

MobileOne Ltd. said it has partnered Singapore Airlines to offer KrisFlyer miles to users via M1’s SunPerks loyalty program. Members now have the option to convert every 1,500 SunPerks points to 750 KrisFlyer miles …

Emirates Skywards has added Rezidor SAS Hospitality to its portfolio of hotel partners. Skywards members can now earn 500 miles every time they stay at Radisson SAS, Park Inn and Regent Hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa …

Shanghai Airlines, China’s fifth-biggest carrier, plans to join Star Alliance …

Movenpick hotels has signed an agreement with Air France and KLM that enables members of Flying Blue to earn 500 miles for stays at any Movenpick property worldwide …

Scotiabank of Puerto Rico has introduced Gold and Platinum Scotiabank Delta SkyMiles Visa credit cards …

United Airlines and South African Airways have begun selling codeshare flights, and members of both SAA’s Voyager and United’s Mileage Plus programs have begun to receive reciprocal benefits. In April, when South African Airways joins the Star Alliance, Mileage Plus members will earn elite benefits including elite qualifying miles, and the ability to redeem their miles for award travel on SAA …

United recently won six best-of awards for its premium economy class, domestic first class, airport lounges, frequent flyer program, and business class white wine and wines overall in Global Traveler’s 2005 travel industry survey …

Emirates Skywards has welcomed International Golf Fee Card as its newest partner, giving golfing enthusiasts up to a 50-percent discount at golf courses worldwide. Skywards members can purchase the new card using miles as part payment. The Skywards Golf Fee Card is valid for one year.

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