Expedia, the online travel agent, has introduced its Expedia+ Rewards program to Australia and New Zealand. It is similar in design to the program introduced into the US last year, and includes three different membership levels, each providing their own set of benefits.
There are three memberships levelsÂ (+blue, +silver, and +gold), and each level providesÂ more opportunities to earn and redeem
points. The +blue level is the base level, and the level at which new members join the program. Progression to the +silver or +gold level is based either on spend, or on the number of eligible hotel nights booked through Expedia
|+silver||7 hotel room nights or AU$5,000 in eligible Expedia.com.au spend|
|+gold||15 hotel room nights or AU$10,000 in eligible Expedia.com.au spend|
On top of the base earn rate, +silver members get a 10% bonus, while +gold members are eligible for a 30% bonus on top of the base earning rate.
PointsÂ earned can be redeemed for vouchers that may be used forÂ either hotel bookings or hotel+flight bookings.Â The normal redemption rate is that 3,500 points willÂ get a $25 voucher.