Intelligence – June, 17 2011

Intelligence – June, 17 2011

Yotel New York at Times Square West is a new hotel partner in the Stash Hotel Rewards program and Yotel guests can earn and redeem points for Yotel stays. …

Members of Delta SkyMiles can now earn two miles per dollar spent when they book a hotel through Agoda.com and travelers can also earn Agoda Rewards points, worth four percent of the price of their stay. …

IHG will open its first Staybridge Suites hotel in Dubai. Scheduled to open December 2012, the Staybridge Suites Dubai — Union Square, Jumeirah will feature 165 all-suite rooms. …

Hilton Worldwide has plans to open 10 properties in Latin America this year including hotels in Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Colombia; Merida, Mexico and Panama City, Panama among others. Another nine in Latin America are set to open in 2012. …

The first Conrad Hotel in New York City is set to open the fourth quarter of this year. Conrad Hotels & Resorts is Hilton’s global luxury brand. …

Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia are now reciprocal FFP partners. …

Joie de Vivre Hotels guests can now allot a dollar per night to Carbonfund.org. Joie de Vivre is also in partnership with the Clean the World Foundation, which collects leftover guest room soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions to give to homeless and women’s shelters in more than 40 countries. …

British Airways is discontinuing its Anytime Access benefit for Gold elite members. Gold elite members can now only access the British Airways lounge when travelling on British Airways or a British Airways codeshare or oneworld member airline flight. …

SAS EuroBonus and Qantas Frequent Flyer have ended their 16-year partnership. According to SAS, the airlines are expected to continue a strong commercial relationship, but the FFP tie-in has ended because the programs belong to two different global alliances, oneworld (Qantas) and Star Alliance (SAS). …

SAS EuroBonus members in Norway can now obtain an American Express co-branded card to earn 15-20 points per 100 kr spent plus an activation bonus and a 50 percent discount on an award flight when you spend at least 100,000 kr a year. …

AirTran Airways now flies daily from Baltimore/Washington and Atlanta to Bermuda with connections from Chicago, Milwaukee and many others. …

Virgin America now has three flights per day from San Francisco to Chicago (ORD); United countered by adding five new flights per day on the route, for a total of 17 and American offers six flights per day. …

Members of LifeMiles can now earn one mile for each dollar you spend parking at VOEPARK in Guarulhos. …

Delta has opened two new Sky Club lounges in Indianapolis and Philadelphia and renovated four Sky Club lounges in New York (LGA), Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Atlanta. …

As of Nov. 1, 2011, Martinair will no longer operate as a passenger airline. Until then, Flying Blue members can continue to earn miles and book award tickets with Martinair. After Nov. 1, KLM will operate flights to Martinair destinations. …

Flying Blue no longer partners with Avianca, VLM and FLYBaboo. … On Oct. 31, 2011, KLM will introduce new flights to Havana, Cuba and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and resume flights to Buenos Aires. …

Flying Blue members can now earn 100 miles per day with a maximum 800 miles per rental with Europcar.

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