When it comes to booking travel, the vast number of options can make even the most seasoned traveler’s head spin. In an effort to compete within the crowded skies of the marketplace, many airlines have started to offer new categories of fares to their customers, allowing consumers more choice within the array of travel bookings. For example, what once was just “Economy” may now have multiple options, like Economy Basic, Economy Standard and Economy Plus, each with different amenities and restrictions.
In more exciting news, Connexions’ parent company, Affinion Group, has acquired of one of its top technology partners, Tavisca Solutions, a leading provider of innovative technology to the travel industry.
You may not know this, but Connexions Loyalty produces premium video content for those of us who prefer to watch and listen when gathering new ancillary travel and loyalty program information.
Who doesn’t love an arsenal of information at their fingertips? Over the years, Connexions Loyalty has generated a plethora of information – everything from understanding consumers’ preferences to helping brands combat the growing threat of loyalty fraud.
An international travel industry leader serving 180 million customers annually in more than 300 locations, the company’s annual revenues top $40 billion, making it the largest player in the industry by both asset value and market capitalization.
Airlines with frequent flier programs are focused on customers and profits. Profitability can come from a variety of revenue streams: better margins, higher attachment rates or more redemption options that incentivize members to earn and burn points.
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.
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: