Marriott Bonvoy and Cathay Pacific expand partnership

by James Wilkinson

Marriott International has announced the expansion of travel benefits in its award-winning travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, through collaborating with Cathay Membership program, loyalty program of Cathay.

Eligible members will gain exclusive access to both programs’ membership benefits through limited status match offer, and accelerated points earning via seamless two-way conversion between Miles and Points.

The strengthened partnership provides Marriott International with access to Cathay’s extensive membership base.

11 million Cathay members globally will be connected with an unparalleled portfolio of nearly 8,800 hotels and resorts globally, which span over 30 leading brands from Marriott Bonvoy.

Starting from today, Marriott Bonvoy and Cathay members can enjoy a wealth of benefits and privileges, such as hotel stay redemptions, two-way points transfer, and enhanced flight and travel package experiences.

“As the travel industry continues to transform, we are committed to curating and delivering the best experiences to connect our members through the power of travel,” said Marriott International Vice President, Revenue Strategy, Loyalty & Partnerships, Distribution, Greater China, Alison Yang.

“Together with Cathay, the expansion of our global airline partnership program presents an opportunity to engage more members in the region as they go even further and explore new destinations around the world.

“By unlocking a new wealth of rewards and privileges with both loyalty programs, members are encouraged to partake in a broader variety of experiences and benefits, while forging genuine connections with people and places as they learn more and feel more deeply in their next adventures.”

Cathay Director Customer Lifestyle, Paul Smitton, said: “Strengthening our partnership with Marriott allows Cathay members to unlock benefits even when they’re not flying.

“Members can enjoy more ways to earn and redeem their points and miles, providing greater value add to the program.

“This enhancement reaffirms our commitment to building our Travel Lifestyle brand and exemplifies our approach to delivering a connected customer journey,” he said.

New reciprocal benefits of the partnership include elevated two-way points conversion, fast track to accelerated status upgrades and status matching.