TORONTO, Apr 13, 2011 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Program improvements allow members to purchase more points to reach
Points International Ltd. (NASDAQ: PCOM; TSX:
PTS), owner of the loyalty reward management program platform www.Points.com, and Hyatt Gold Passport® today announced that they are teaming up to
provide Hyatt Gold Passport members with enhanced opportunities to grow
their point balances.
Members can now purchase up to 40,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points every
calendar year, helping them get one step closer to a future award or
add an extra award night to an upcoming stay. Hyatt Gold Passport
members must purchase a minimum of 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points,
and all points will be deposited into member accounts within 48 hours.
"We are thrilled to be working with such a successful loyalty program
like Hyatt Gold Passport," said Rob MacLean, CEO of Points
International. "This enhanced program will allow members to purchase
more points online and grow their balance faster than ever before,
providing them with added flexibility in the way they choose to earn
"Hyatt Gold Passport is focused on helping our members make travel
possibilities a reality," said Jeff Zidell, Vice President of Hyatt
Gold Passport. "Our new relationship with Points.com is a part of our ongoing commitment to move the program online and make
it as simple as possible for our members."
In order to purchase points online, guests must:
-- Be a Hyatt Gold Passport member
-- Visit the Hyatt Gold Passport website and click on "Earning
-- Purchase points by following site instructions
About Points International Ltd.
Points International Ltd. is the owner and operator of Points.com, the world's leading reward program management platform. The site was
named one of the 30 Best Travel Sites in 2008 and 28 Best Travel Sites
in 2009 by Kiplinger's. At Points.com consumers can Earn, Buy, Gift, Share, Trade, Exchange and Redeem miles
and points from more than 25 of the world's leading reward programs.
Participating programs include American Airlines AAdvantage® program,
Aeroplan®, AsiaMilesTM, US Airways® Dividend Miles® and InterContinental
Hotels Group's Priority Club® Rewards. Redemption partners include
Amazon.com®, PayPal and Starbucks. For more information, follow Points
International on Twitter, Facebook, or the company blog, or visit www.pointsinternational.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with
a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of
members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of
the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality.
The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels
and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences(TM )and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence Club(TM). As of December 31, 2010, the company's worldwide portfolio consisted
of 453 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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SOURCE: Points International Ltd.