Oman Air passengers can now enjoy cheaper hotel access

Oman Monday 14/October/2019 12:28 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Air passengers can now enjoy cheaper hotel access

Muscat: Passengers who fly Oman Air can now enjoy cheaper access to 3,500 hotels owned by the Accor group, after the two companies signed an agreement.

Under this agreement, those who hold loyalty programmes with either Oman Air or Accor can swap the miles earned under Oman Air’s Sindbad loyalty programme for rewards points under Accor’s Le Club scheme.

This new partnership enables Le Club Accor Hotels members to earn rewards points when flying with Oman Air by converting 1,500 Sindbad miles into 500 LCAH rewards points. At the same time, it will enhance the experience of Le Club Accor Hotels members as they will have the opportunity to redeem their rewards points into Sindbad miles to benefit from awards tickets and upgrades with Oman Air.

Every 4,000 LCAH points equals to 1,500 Sindbad miles. Conversions are easy and fully digital with an efficient points management system. This is an exciting partnership for frequent travellers who are members of both programmes because it allows them to purchase stays and discounts for their next trip at more than 3,500 hotels ranging from luxury to economy in joint destinations,

Commenting on this, Paul Starrs, Chief Commercial Officer at Oman Air, said: “Our aim is to make Sindbad one of the most attractive and rewarding frequent flyer programmes. The addition of Accor Hotels and Le Club Accor Hotels will further enhance benefits offered to our members by allowing them even more options to earn and redeem miles seamlessly for their stays at over 3,500 hotels worldwide.”

Customers can also benefit from premium experiences and exclusive themed packages curated by Accor, which include access to live music concerts, food festivals and sporting venues such as Paris Saint-Germain VIP boxes and tickets. These assets will be available through the new Accor rebranded loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless to be launched in Q4 2019.

The partnership allows elevated reward value for Accor’s loyalty customers throughout a network of more than 50 destinations serviced by Oman Air, which is based in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman, a fast-growing destination for business travellers and vacationers who enjoy a wide range of natural, cultural and historical experiences.

Mehdi Hemici, Senior Vice President Business Development and Partnerships at Accor, commented: “World-class carrier in the Middle East, Oman Air constantly builds upon its history of proven excellence with new destinations and services that improve global comfort and efficiency. By joining forces with its leading Sindbad frequent flyer program, we are proud to reward soon our most loyal guests with more unique and meaningful experiences.”