|SINGAPORE - China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, and InterContinental Hotels Group have recently partnered to integrate their frequent travel programs.
According to the agreement, members of China Southern Airlines' and InterContinental's frequent travel programs, the Sky Pearl Club and the Priority Club Rewards, will be able to earn and redeem airline miles or reward points when flying with over 40 airline partners or staying at any of InterContinental's 3,500 hotels worldwide, including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
"We are delighted to team up with the InterContinental Hotels Group because of its extensive properties worldwide as well as its reputation of service excellence," said Li Kun, vice president of China Southern Airlines.
"We look forward to sharing mutual program benefits and leveraging product strengths through this partnership to bring greater value and enhanced travel experiences to both of our members."
InterContinental Hotels Group currently manages more than 40 hotels in Greater China in key major Chinese metropolitan markets, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Wuhan and Zhengzhou. The company has a portfolio of more than 150 hotels in Asia Pacific.
"The addition of China Southern Airlines further extends Priority Club Rewards' global reach, demonstrating our strategy to continue to build local relationships which is key to our growth in China," said A. Patrick Imbardelli, managing director of InterContinental Hotels Group, Asia Pacific. "This alliance marks the synergy between two well-reputed brands bringing added value to our frequent travelers and giving greater benefits to our loyal members in Priority Club Rewards," he added.|