Nov212012

Travelodge in Canada joins Wyndham Rewards

Travelodge and Thriftlodge properties in Canada have joined Wyndham Rewards according to a press release yesterday. This adds 91 hotels in Canada for earning Wyndham Rewards points and grows the loyalty program portfolio to 380 Wyndham brand hotels in Canada.

There is no history given in the Wyndham news release for why Travelodge was previously not part of Wyndham Rewards. The other good news is these properties in Canada will earn 10 points per $1 for hotel stays.

15 of 16 Wyndham Hotel brands earn 10 points per dollar. Hawthorn Suites extended stay brand earns only 5 points per dollar.

One of the great values of Wyndham Rewards is the point-to-miles exchange rate is 10 points = 4 miles for most frequent flyer program partners. This gives Wyndham Rewards the best points-to-miles exchange rate at the base level. SPG, Hyatt, Marriott and Club Carlson only exceed the miles earning rate of Wyndham Rewards when a member is a high elite level and/or exchanging a large number of points.

Now if only the 200+ Super 8 hotels in China start participating in Wyndham Rewards promotions…

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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