Intelligence – July, 19 2010

Intelligence – July, 19 2010

Alamo Rent a Car is a new Midwest Miles partner and members can earn 50 miles per day or 500 miles for a weekly rental. The ability to redeem miles for car rentals will be added soon…

TAROM, Romania’s flag carrier, has joined SkyTeam and FFP members of SkyTeam airlines can now earn and redeem miles when traveling to 11 new destinations in Romania and Moldova on TAROM…

Vietnam Airlines has joined SkyTeam as the alliance’s first airline partner in Southeast Asia. The addition of Vietnam Airlines adds 20 new destinations to the SkyTeam network, including multiple cities in Vietnam, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos…

Frontier Airlines has added new routes to Mexico. Seasonal nonstop service between Kansas City and Cabo San Lucas will operate between Dec. 18, 2010 and April 16, 2011 and flights between Denver and Ixtapa will operate from Jan. 15 through March 26, 2011…

Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop service between Seattle and St. Louis beginning Sept. 27, 2010 and Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on the new route through Nov. 17, 2010…

Dav El, Points for Moving and the Washington Post are no longer point-earning partners of Amtrak Guest Rewards…

Athletes for Africa has joined Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles program as a new charity partner…

Aegean Air has officially joined the Star Alliance becoming the alliance’s 28th member…

Air Jamaica has shelved plans to start service from Jamaica to Grand Cayman and from New York to Barbados, which was set to start this summer. The airline planned to add another plane to their fleet but now cannot do so…

Virgin America Elevate members can now earn 500 points when you make your first purchase on Gilt Groupe that offers up to 70 percent off the latest women’s and men’s fashions and furnishings…

Hawaiian Airlines, in its quest to become an international carrier, plans to add nonstop service between Honolulu and Korea’s Seoul-Incheon airport in January, pending approval from the South Korean government. Hawaiian also has plans to fly to Tokyo…

Stash Hotel Rewards is adding Affinia Hotels to its member hotels this summer, including five hotels in New York City and one in Chicago…

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts guests can now save up to 25 percent when renting from Avis and exclusive offers will be extended to Fairmont President’s Club members starting later this year…

Continental Airlines plans to start nonstop flights between Newark Liberty and Cairo, Egypt, beginning May 18, 2011, subject to government approval…

Delta SkyMiles and GOL SMILES members now have the ability to earn miles on all flights operated by each carrier. Redemption benefits should begin later this the year…

Hilton has opened its first Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Greece, the Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Kos-Helona…

In November, WestJet will launch seasonal, nonstop service to New Orleans, Santa Clara, Cuba and Grand Cayman Island, from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport…

Virgin America Elevate now partners with Joie de Vivre Joy of Life Club and members can earn Elevate points with stays.

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