Articles tagged “Points.com”

Online Travel

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali writes about the blending of work, travel, and personal lives, Ghana's decision to use celebrities to promote tourism emerges as problematic, and the labor shortage in hospitality enhances the need for robots in hotels.

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

Mergers and Acquisitions

PlusGrade to Buy Points.com for $385 Million in Cash in Blockbuster Loyalty Deal

PlusGrade and Points.com deal with some of the same partners, and they can now approach them with a collaborative pitch.

Online Travel

Points.com Hums Along With Growth Despite a Narrow Business Base

Points.com is still too dependent on its mainstay business of loyalty currency swaps for just a few major travel suppliers that are primarily in the U.S. Hopefully, its new cross-marketing deal with Amadeus will help.

Points.com Hums Along With Growth Despite a Narrow Business Base

Airlines

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines

This deal is noteworthy because it represents a recent industry shift in the gravity of airline sales efforts. Work that used to happen on computers that interact mainly with travel agencies is now shifting toward computers that mainly power an airline's brand.com site and other direct sales channels.

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines

Online Travel

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Priceline showed up with a new brand and better partner access last week, which should please those who use the Points International network.

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Online Travel

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

New functionality added by Points International grants users of that network access to the Priceline library of hotels. That's great for frequent flyers — especially those with miles to burn.

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

Online Travel

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Points is trying to diversify beyond being the world's largest reseller of airlines and hotels points. But this loyalty tech company needs a little more mojo if it wants to produce truly game-changing products.

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs