Southwest Adds Wyndham Hotel Group


Southwest Airlines and Wyndham Hotel Group have formed a new association between the companies' respective loyalty programs, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards and Wyndham Rewards. Rapid Rewards Members now have the option to earn a half (0.5) Rapid Rewards credit for each stay at any of more than 6,000 Wyndham Rewards properties worldwide.

To celebrate the new alliance, Rapid Rewards Members can receive TRIPLE credit after their second qualifying stay. Even if customers are not traveling in 2009, Wyndham Hotel Group is inviting Rapid Rewards Members to enroll in Wyndham Rewards for a chance to win a free flight on Southwest Airlines. Twenty winners will be awarded one free flight on Southwest Airlines, valid to more than 60 destinations Southwest serves, including three new markets, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boston Logan and New York LaGuardia.

Additionally, Southwest is inviting customers on a scavenger hunt in Boston on August 16 to coincide with Southwest's launch of service to Boston Logan International Airport. Customers can visit Faneuil Hall, a historic site near the center of the city, in hopes of finding a 12-foot-high suitcase and a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines and 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points that can be redeemed for a free night stay at most participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties.

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