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The four best travel loyalty programs and how to buy your way in

Excerpt from The Business Journals

Aug 09, 2012 12:06 am

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Don’t spend all your time flying back and forth when you can get premier status for a fraction of the cost.

— Jason Clampet

Report: The Rise of the Silent Traveler

The travel industry long ago abandoned the claim that their frequent-flyer and frequent-guest programs have anything to do with business travelers. Despite the moniker, frequent-travel plans are profit-generating marketing vehicles aimed at selling you credit cards, dining, phone service, coffee, flowers, chocolate, and just about anything you or the travel industry can imagine.

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