Marriott Rewards and Ctrip announce launch of their Global Partnership
Marriott Rewards Members Will Be Able to Earn Ctrip Points for Stays at 3,600 Marriott International Hotels.
Marriott Rewards, the highly acclaimed loyalty programme of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), and Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) are delighted to announce the launch of their global partnership which offers Chinese travellers a great variety of hotels and rewarding opportunities when they stay at 3,600 participating hotels around the world.
With the launch of this industry first partnership, Marriott Rewards members can now earn Ctrip points when they stay Marriott International’s hotels globally. This partnership is the first of its kind between a global hotel loyalty programme and Ctrip. In celebration of this occasion, Marriott Rewards and Ctrip will be offering members a “Double Ctrip Points” Welcome offer. Ctrip members who join Marriott Rewards and elect to earn Ctrip points as their earning preference will earn double Ctrip points for their stays at any of the participating hotels globally from July 5 to November 15, 2012, up to a maximum of 50,000 points.
Enrollment in the Marriott Rewards programme and registration for the promotion are required. Members must elect to earn Ctrip points as their earning preference to qualify. Members can register for the promotion any time between now and November 15, 2012. For more information, terms and conditions or to register, visit www.marriott.co.uk/ctrip
“This industry-first partnership brings together the leading hotel loyalty programme and the leading travel agency in China to provide the best possible customer service and guest experience to Marriott Rewards members and Ctrip users in China,” explained Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific. “It reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of Chinese guests and partnering with exceptional Chinese companies such as Ctrip.”
"Ctrip has always been devoted to creating more value for its customers. The partnership between Ctrip and Marriott is an outstanding example of cooperation between an online travel company and the hotel industry. It’s mutually beneficial for Marriott, Ctrip and our customers. As a result of this expanded partnership, Ctrip customers and Marriott Rewards members can enjoy even more rewards and benefits," said Fan Min, CEO of Ctrip.
Ctrip members, who also join Marriott Rewards and designate Ctrip as their earning preference, will receive twenty (20) Ctrip points per USD$1 spent at the following Marriott International brands, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Vacation Club and EDITION (room rate only).
Members will also be able to receive ten (10) Ctrip points per USD$1 spent (room rate only) at the following brands, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments.
Members will also be able to earn twenty (20) Ctrip points per USD$1 spent on room rate only at the Ritz-Carlton hotels, the luxury hotel partner of Marriott Rewards.
In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into Ctrip points the following exchange rates:
Marriott Rewards Points Ctrip Points
Ctrip's hotel reservation network includes over 50,000 hotels in 138 countries and areas worldwide with 50 million registered members, making it the largest in China. Ctrip offers the lowest guaranteed price for its hotel booking service - Book hotels in China with Ctrip and if customer finds a lower rate for the same hotel room elsewhere, Ctrip will refund 3 times the price difference.
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Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at 3,600 Marriott International hotels around the world. In addition to hotels and frequent flyer miles, members can also redeem points for merchandise, cruises, car rentals and more.
Customers can earn Ctrip Points for booking hotels, air ticket and tour package through Ctrip. These points can be used to redeem free hotel stays, flights and a variety of merchandise. Customers can also opt to convert their Ctrip Points into donations to China Green Foundation or Project HOPE (Shanghai Office).
For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 in the U.S. or in China call 400 8300 250 or visit MarriottRewards.com.cn. For information about Ctrip Points, please call 1010-6666 (China) or visit accounts.ctrip.com/rewards
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