Tourico Holidays Expands Partnership with Points to Provide Nearly 100,000 Worldwide Hotels to the Points Travel Platform
Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing travel wholesale company, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), the global leader in loyalty currency management, offering Points Travel users tens of thousands of new, attractive hotels throughout the world.
Points Travel, the first private label travel eCommerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry, helps loyalty programs increase their revenues from hotel sales while offering new, non-air redemption options to loyalty program members. Travel partners of leading global loyalty programs can now offer their members the ability to purchase special, exclusively-negotiated hotel rates using their points, miles, or a combination of loyalty currency and money.
“Adding Points as a distribution partner is another example of Tourico’s commitment to gaining visibility and brokering more rooms for our hotel suppliers around the world,” said Jason Soss, President of Global Business Development for Tourico Holidays. “And with nearly 100,000 new hotels to choose from, loyalty programs have yet another reason to integrate Points Travel.”
“This expansion of our inventory partnership with Tourico Holidays is the latest example of Points’ ongoing investments in delivering loyalty program partners access to even more attractive hotel rates – leading to increased earning opportunities and higher-value redemptions for loyalty program members around the world.” Said Rob MacLean, CEO Points.
Points Travel, including the new Tourico hotel inventory, can be quickly integrated into loyalty programs’ web and mobile properties to create a highly-converting, travel eCommerce offering that is program-branded and leverages the capabilities of the Points loyalty commerce platform. Currently available in six languages, the user experience is simple and intuitive, taking members from consideration to purchase in just a few clicks, ultimately rewarding members with thousands of miles or points and the ability to redeem for bookings at hotel locations across the globe.