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Wyndham and Avianca: a match made in…heaven?

This is relevant, I guess.

Wyndham Rewards (I assume this is the Wyndham Hotel chain’s points scheme) has announced that their newest partner comes in the form of Star Alliance member and South America’s second largest carrier by available seat kilometer Avianca.

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Avianca LifeMiles can now be redeemed and spent at any Wyndham property in North and South America, and better yet, to celebrate the new partnership Wyndham is offering triple miles for any stays booked between today and October 9.

This is apparently part of a push the company has made into Latin America, with the company opening nearly 40 hotels and releasing 5,000 rooms into markets such a Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico and indeed Avianca’s home, Colombia.

Wyndham managing director for Latin America and Caribbean Paulo Pena had this to say about the move:

“Travel and tourism continue to outpace the growth of the global economy and in Latin America specifically, we’re seeing an increasing need for internationally known, high-quality, branded hotels that target and appeal to a rising global middle class. As a company uniquely suited to meet this demand, it’s essential that as we expand, we continue aligning ourselves with partners who add value and resonate with the evolving needs and desires of our global guests. Avianca, with its growing fleet and expanded routes—not just in its home country of Colombia, but across the region—is an ideal fit.”

And furthermore as per a press release given by Wyndham today:

Starting today, Wyndham Rewards members may select Avianca as their preferred earning partner and in lieu of Wyndham Rewards points, earn two Avianca LifeMiles per every U.S. dollar spent at any of nearly 8,000 Wyndham Rewards hotels, with the exception of select hotels, which earn 500 Avianca LifeMiles per stay. Hotels that earn 500 miles per stay include those under the Dolce, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, TRYP by Wyndham and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brands.

This is relevant, I swear.

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