SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2006-- Travelocity Points Can Be Redeemed for Travel on Any Airline, Hotel, Car Rental or Flight + Hotel Package at Any Time
Travelocity(R) and Barclays Bank Delaware (formerly Juniper Bank)
have launched the Travelocity Rewards MasterCard(R) that promises to
eliminate the hassles of redeeming miles or points when booking award
travel. Users of the card can take advantage of a comprehensive,
easy-to-use and generous program that enables them to earn double or
triple points for travel purchased on Travelocity with the new
MasterCard card, in addition to points on everyday purchases.
Unlike traditional mileage programs that are restricted by limited
seat availability, blackout dates and brand choice, the Travelocity
Rewards MasterCard has no blackout dates or travel restrictions and
can be redeemed online for travel on any airline, hotel, car rental
company, or flight + hotel package available on Travelocity at any
“Regardless of what airline you want to fly or when you want to
travel, Travelocity now offers the program that gives customers more
control than ever over how many points they redeem and for which
travel product,” said Victoria Treyger, Vice President, Merchandising
and Product Marketing, Travelocity. “The program allows our customers
to focus on what matters most – finding and booking an amazing trip.”
Guaranteed and Easy Redemption
The Travelocity Rewards MasterCard allows consumers to earn points
that offer instant credit back. Travelers who book any airline, hotel,
car rental or flight + hotel package on Travelocity are given the
option to apply Travelocity points to receive a credit to their
Customers can start redeeming points on all standalone flight
purchases immediately, with other travel products – including hotel,
car and packaged deals – expected to be redeemable beginning Oct.
Top Tier Reward Levels
Compared to traditional airline mileage programs that commonly
require consumers to redeem a minimum of 25,000 miles on “saver”
awards (while many require 40,000 or 50,000 miles), Travelocity makes
it easier and faster to cash in for award travel.
Customers have complete control over how many points they redeem
and no longer need to wait to reach a high level for redemption. They
can redeem as few as 5,000 points for $50 off their travel booking or
7,500 points for $100 off a travel booking.
-- 20,000 points = A free flight worth up to $400, or $400 off flight + hotel packages, hotel stays or car rentals (among the most competitive award level available) -- 15,000 points = $200 credit -- 12,500 points = $150 credit -- 7,500 points = $100 credit -- 5,000 points = $50 credit Easy and Fast Accumulation
The new Travelocity Rewards MasterCard can be used anywhere that
accepts MasterCard and offers points on everyday purchases. Consumers
earn triple points for booking a Travelocity flight + hotel package
and double points for flights, GoodBuy hotels, Last Minute Packages
and Activities. For enrolling, cardholders are eligible to receive:
-- Either 5,000 Travelocity points or $50 statement credit with their first purchase + up to 5,000 bonus points for Balance Transfers; -- Annual fee waived for the first year; -- No expiration on points. Fast and Simple Redemption
Redemption is just as easy. Customers redeem their Travelocity
points directly in the purchase path as soon as they enter their
credit card information (there’s no special redemption Web site or
call to a specific number to redeem their points).
“Travelocity shares our passion and dedication to the overall
customer experience and is innovating with new ways for its customers
to benefit from their relationship,” said Kevin Kleinschmidt, Barclays
Managing Director, Business Development.
To apply or learn more about the Travelocity Rewards MasterCard,
including terms and conditions and other important information, please
Travelocity is committed to being the traveler’s champion –
before, during and after the trip and guarantees everything about a
customer’s booking will be right. If it’s not, Travelocity will work
with its partners to make it right, right away. This customer-driven
focus, backed by live 24/7 phone support, great prices and powerful
shopping technology has made Travelocity the fifth largest travel
agency in the U.S. – booking $7.4 billion in travel worldwide in 2005.
Based in Southlake, Texas, Travelocity also owns and operates
Travelocity Business(SM) and GetThere for corporate travelers,
lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel and ZUJI, a leader
in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings
Corporation (NYSE: TSG), a world leader in travel commerce.
About Barclays Bank Delaware
Barclays Bank Delaware is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays
PLC (NYSE: BCS) and a leading U.S. credit card issuer with more than
40 card partnerships in the travel, entertainment, retail, financial
services, not-for-profit and educational arenas. Barclays issues
co-branded credit cards for Barnes and Noble, Carnival Cruise Lines,
Harvard Alumni Association, and UBS just to name a few.
Barclaycard is a multi-brand credit card and consumer lending
business. It is one of Europe’s leading credit card businesses and has
an increasing international presence.
In the UK, Barclaycard includes all Barclaycard branded credit
cards and loans, Barclays loans, the FirstPlus secured lending
business, Monument cards and loans and the retail finance business
Clydesdale Financial Services. Barclaycard also manages card
operations on behalf of Littlewoods Financial Services, House of
Fraser and Sky.
Outside the UK, Barclaycard International operates in the United
States (through its acquisition of Juniper Financial Corporation in
2004), Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal and across Africa.
Barclaycard Business processes card payments for retailers and
merchants and issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers
Key facts: Number of UK card customers: 11.2m Barclaycard International cards in issue: 5.3m
Number of Barclaycard Business retailer/merchant relationships:
Number of Barclaycard Business corporate cardholders: 565,000
Number of outlets that accept Visa worldwide: 24 million
CONTACT: Vollmer for Travelocity Amanda Borichevsky, 972-488-4790 email@example.com Alyson Briggs, 972-488-4790 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sparkpr for Barclays Donna Sokolsky, 415-962-8200 x222 email@example.com SOURCE: Travelocity