Carlson Partners with Club Med

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel firm, announced the launch of a new, strategic partnership with Club Med, a specialist in all-inclusive vacations. The move brings new travel options for members of Carlson’s loyalty program.

Members can now redeem points toward stays at any of the 80 upscale, all-inclusive Club Med resorts worldwide, Carlson reports. In addition, the partnership includes a dual destination offer in Florida that adds value and convenience for travelers.

“Carlson is dedicated to offering first-class redemption opportunities for our members, and we are privileged to add Club Med’s portfolio of all-inclusive resorts to our new loyalty program’s redemption options,” said Hubert Joly, president and CEO Carlson.

"I believe that this mutual agreement will give a new dimension to our development prospects in the United States. We both attach an immense value to our customers and they will be the first beneficiaries of this special relationship. I am very confident in the ability of our mutual teams to make this collaboration a great success,” said Henri Giscard d’Estaing, CEO of Club Méditerrannée.

Effective March 1, 2011, Carlson loyalty members in the United States and Canada can redeem points toward Club Med vacations worldwide. Carlson’s hotel loyalty program, goldpoints plus, allows members to earn points for every eligible stay at more than 1,000 Carlson hotels worldwide: Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn and Park Plaza.

Carlson will launch its new loyalty program, Club Carlson, on March 31, 2011 with an array of benefits that give members a faster way to a free night stay and first-class redemption opportunities such as this new partnership with Club Med.

Thanks to the Carlson-Club Med partnership, guests can combine a visit to the award-winning Radisson Hotel Orlando-Lake Buena Vista with a stay at the newly transformed Club Med Sandpiper Bay, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Guests staying at both properties may enjoy a 20 percent discount at the Radisson Hotel Orlando-Lake Buena Vista.



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