Thursday, December 1, 2022

How To Monetize Award Inventory in the Age of Data-Driven Travel

Airlines across the globe remain focused on maximizing utility of their existing digital assets, including their highly lucrative loyalty programs, which in the US...

Reimagining customer loyalty: Why it’s about more than just a card

There are indications that the level of interest towards brand loyalty remains increasingly strong. Do a quick search in Google Trends and interest in the topic of...

IHG turns its back on loyal OTA guests

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) is the latest major global hotel chain to cut off loyalty perks for elite loyalty members who make their reservations...

Drive New Revenue by Adding Elite Benefits

What if frequent flyer programs could drive new revenue by adding elite benefits? This scenario is one I've been hypothesizing recently. Airline and hotel loyalty program...

Segmenting frequent flyer loyalty member databases

Step by step guide on segmenting frequent flyer member databases. Want to dive deeper than traditional segmenting? Check out my other article on Propensity Modeling...

The Future of OTA Loyalty Programs

Online Travel Agents (OTAs) are known as an efficient distribution channel for hotel rooms, but with more major hotel brands pushing direct bookings to...

Velocity Frequent Flyer Program Updates

Virgin Australia's loyalty program - Velocity Frequent Flyer made a host of fundamental core changes to the loyalty program this past week. Most notably are...

How Airlines Measure Loyalty

For years, the airline loyalty industry has been debating over what the definition of a high-value customer is. One that spends big on airline...

Commercializing frequent flyer program member data

I recently shared an article on how airlines are using information to individually price airfares and extract maximum value from passengers which was thought...

The Perfect Frequent Flyer Program

Dear Frequent Flyer Programs of the World, Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember in the loyalty business. A year of devaluation announcements, revoking...

Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Program Changes

Cathay Pacific announced changes to the Marco Polo program today which come into effect for all flights taken after April 16, 2016. These changes have...
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