Rewards While Traveling

Many people don’t realize that there are many benefits to traveling. I’m not talking about sightseeing, trying new foods, or meeting new people. I’m talking about the benefits available to travelers.

These are rewards programs, loyalty cards, mileage cards, and more. Virtually every major hotel has a loyalty program. Don’t believe me? Look it up! Go online to their website or even call them. What happens with a hotel loyalty program? Well, for example, hotels offer free stay if a traveler stays at their hotel a certain number of times. This is a great way to build brand loyalty. If a person stays at a Marriott 5 times, and they get a free room on their 10th stay, where do you think the person will stay on their 6th stay? They will find a Marriott hotel, I’m sure.

These hotel programs are like loyalty cards. Imagine there is a restaurant in a town the person visits. It’s a unique restaurant, and they only get to eat there when they are on their trip. Well, that restaurant may give the diner a loyalty card. Every tenth meal could be free!

Let’s talk mileage cards. I’m specifically talking about airlines here. Just about every major airline has a partnership with a credit card company. This is how it works. The airlines, let’s say United, partners with Visa. It looks like a Visa credit card. It is one, actually. But it caters to United Airlines. It’s a mileage card! Every dollar that the owner spends counts toward one mile on a flight is a great deal! This means that just about every year a person could possibly get a free flight somewhere. As a matter of fact, now that I’m writing about this, I might open a mileage card to get these perks. I’ll have more travel stories to write about!