Economists report there is currently $238 billion dollars’ worth of loyalty currency in accounts that is vulnerable to hackers. This high value, relatively lower security and less protection (especially compared to bank accounts) makes loyalty and rewards accounts a prime target for hackers and thieves.
Rewards and frequent flier programs carry massive monetary value for airlines. A strong travel rewards program increases customer loyalty while generating revenue. But, if your rewards member base isn’t growing or points and miles aren’t being spent, it may be time to look for a new provider.
The right rewards mix encourages both customer engagement and point spend. But increasing loyalty rewards redemption requires a targeted customer segmentation strategy, often going beyond just typical travel rewards offerings.
What if a specific type of reward could create the ultimate travel experience, one that’s exciting, memorable, something your customers have never experienced before? Would you consider it a nice-to-have or need-to-have?
To help brands increase ancillary travel attachments, Connexions Loyalty partnered with research company Ipsos to survey a specific demographic: Millennials.
Revenue. It’s why airlines buy hotel rooms and travel agencies add ancillary products and providers. To generate revenue, travel inventory suppliers must be able to provide:
Ancillary travel inventory – the add-ons available to consumers during and after the point of purchase – presents a real opportunity for brands to not only drive revenue, but also to deepen their relationship with consumers by presenting personalized offers. In our most recent survey of American online travel bookers, we learned that 21 percent have not made an ancillary purchase in the past, but would be interested in doing so on future bookings.
Connexions Loyalty partnered with Ipsos to learn what online travel purchasers think about ancillary products like hotels, car rentals, restaurant reservations, tours and event tickets. To help brands increase these types of travel add-ons, we took a deep dive into a specific demographic: Millennials.