San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
PointsHound, a new type of online hotel booking service that caters to the coveted and valuable frequent traveler demographic, has released an updated version of its hotel booking engine in response to growing demand from travelers throughout BRIC countries including Brazil and India. Expanding its services for global travelers, PointsHound has added new international loyalty program partners to offer travelers more frequent flyer miles and points earning opportunities as well as local currency acceptance.
With BRIC countries representing four of the five fastest-growing online travel sales markets according to eMarketer, PointsHound has expanded its mileage accrual opportunities from North American-based programs to include three international airline loyalty programs and two of the BRIC countries’ fastest-growing rewards programs: Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege and TAM Airline’s Multiplus. PointsHound has also partnered with Air France KLM’s Flying Blue to expand its mileage accrual offerings in Europe.
Unlike other hotel booking sites, PointsHound.com offers frequent travelers from all over the world the ability to earn an unprecedented rate of airline miles or points for every hotel stay.
With significant revenue and growth opportunities in these emerging travel ‘hot spots,’ PointsHound has also introduced payment capabilities in over 20 different currencies for travelers to choose from when searching and booking hotel reservations, including the Euro, Rupee, Real and Renminbi.
“Our recent launch of non-USD payment options is an example our commitment to customizing PointsHound’s service for our growing base of partners around the world,” said Pete Van Dorn, Co-Founder of PointsHound. “This is just the first step of a phased plan to localize the PointsHound experience to meet the unique needs of our users in every country where we do business.”
PointsHound users can now choose to earn with a growing roster of 12 loyalty rewards programs and transact in any of 24 different currencies when making hotel reservations at more than 150,000 properties around the globe.
For more information about PointsHound or to schedule an interview with one of the founders to discuss how their commitment to creating a better booking experience for frequent travelers presents an opportunity for airlines and hotels to increase traveler loyalty, please contact Kyrsten Cazas at +1.305.749.5243 ext. 242 or at kcazas (at) thinkinkpr (dot) com.
PointsHound was built specifically for frequent travelers. It’s an online hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator that allows members not just to earn loyalty points for staying in their favorite hotels but also to earn bonus rewards in the form of airline miles. Members of the free-to-use site have access to over 150,000 hotels worldwide, including boutique and non-chain properties. For more information, please visit http://www.pointshound.com.