Rocket Travel & Points International | November 19, 2021
The global leader in powering loyalty commerce, Points International Ltd. (NASDAQ:PCOM) (TSX:PTS), will collaborate with the industry-leading provider of bespoke white-labelled travel booking platforms, Rocket Travel, Inc., a Booking Holdings Company (NASDAQ: BKNG), to enhance the overall booking experience offered to its roster of Loyalty Program partners.
As part of the collaboration agreement, Rocket Travel’s best-in-class white-label loyalty hotel and car booking services will replace the services currently provided by the Points Travel solutions while still leveraging Points’ Loyalty Commerce Platform capabilities. In addition, pointshound.com will become a Rocketmiles.com channel provider, enabling accelerated rewards with even more worldwide loyalty partners in a streamlined user journey.
“We are thrilled to expand Rocket’s global reach by collaborating with Points and working with their partners. We’ve long admired the capabilities of their Loyalty Commerce Platform and are confident that complementing it with Rocket Travel’s white-label travel solution will create significant value for Points partners and their customers.”
-Bart Welch, CEO of Rocket Travel
Points’ loyalty program partners and their members will continue to enjoy a robust travel booking platform and leading user experience, while benefiting from an unmatched breadth of hotel and car inventory backed by Booking Holdings’ worldwide network and Rocket’s leading full service, white-label travel booking platform. Points will continue to manage the loyalty program relationships and process the miles and points portion of each transaction.
“We are excited to launch this new initiative with Rocket. Establishing a robust travel services offering with clear industry leaders allows us to continue building on our deep and long-standing loyalty program relationships as well as the unique transaction capabilities of our Loyalty Commerce Platform. Seamlessly combining these with Rocket’s leading white-label travel booking offering will significantly add to the value we bring to our current and future loyalty program partners.”
-Christopher Barnard, President and Co-Founder of Points
Rocket Travel and Points are committed to seeking additional opportunities to more effectively serve their respective loyalty partners and members by complementing one another’s offerings and core competencies.
For more information on how Points can help loyalty programs unlock their full potential, visit Points.com.
About Rocket Travel Inc.
Rocket Travel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), partners with companies around the world to provide industry-leading bespoke white-labelled travel booking platforms, with a deep focus on earning and redeeming loyalty currency. Rocket Travel’s dozens of partners include major airlines and financial institutions around the world, who benefit from the best of Booking Holdings’ global reach. Rocket Travel also operates www.rocketmiles.com, a one-stop accommodation booking solution for consumers eager to earn outsized rewards at competitive rates with over 50 loyalty programs around the world. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Booking Holdings
Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands: Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars.com, KAYAK and OpenTable, together with Rocket Travel. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. For more information, visit BookingHoldings.com and follow us on Twitter @BookingHoldings.
About Points International Ltd.
Points, (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM) is a trusted partner to the world’s leading loyalty programs, leveraging its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform to build, power, and grow a network of ways members can get and use their favourite loyalty currency. Our platform combines insights, technology, and resources to make the movement of loyalty currency simpler and more intelligent for nearly 60 reward programs worldwide. Founded in 2000, Points is headquartered in Toronto with teams operating around the globe.For more information, visit Points.com.
MyHotels | October 01, 2021
MyHotels® announced it had received final approval from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to serve as an official Umrah OTA. MyHotels® is a Saudi leading online travel agency revolutionizing the world of travel and tourism by using an integrated multi-service platform to enable customers to make international tourist reservations at premium prices. MyHotels® provides a wide variety of services, including accommodations (hotels, villas, apartments); transportation (air, bus, car, transfers, etc.); individualized package tours and vacation providers, and Umrah Services.
"We are happy and proud to receive this official designation, We have invested a lot and still investing in developing the infrastructure of the MyHotels® to deliver the fastest Umrah platform possible, and we expand our partnership in Umrah hotels reservations and the Umrah transportation reservation sectors and offering these discounts directly to our partners via our platform. This will be allowing our partners to avoid the stress of commissions targets and incentives policies, letting our partners focusing on their core business."
said Emad Alabbas, CEO of MyHotels®.
MyHotels® Umrah Packages
B2C Umrah: Issues an immediate electronic Umrah e-Visa for individuals allows them to enter Saudi Arabia. The package includes hotels in Makkah City and/or Madinah City, transportation, and ground services, including medical insurance from Saudi Umrah Operators.
B2B Umrah: Provides Umrah booking services to the Saudi Umrah Operators and their external agents by enabling them to book Makkah and Madinah hotels/accommodations, transportation/transfers and generating instantly a BRN ID so they can issue Umrah Visas for groups via access with Umrah Systems Services Center (MUKHA).
Founded in Saudi Arabia in January 2016, headquartered in Makkah, MyHotels® is an Online Travel Agency - OTA "worldwide travel services," accommodations reservations, and other travel-related services for both online and offline in both lines B2B and B2C clients. By leveraging positive relationships across the industry, MyHotels® can offer travel packages through affiliates and partnerships, giving customers direct pricing and significant savings from a wide variety of hotels, hotel apartments, villas and hostels. Covering more than 1,000,000 accommodations/properties across 80,000 destinations worldwide, MyHotels® is a recognized and trusted global travel brand.
Holidu | September 25, 2020
Holidu, a travel tech startup, raised more than $4.6 million (€4 million) from former Booking.com CEO Kees Koolen out of his personal fund as part of a $5.8 million (€5 million) extension to its Series C round.
Holidu’s signature business is a price-comparison search tool for vacation homes. The Munich-based company has raised more than $55 million to date, according to Crunchbase.