Asian Hotels Alliance (AHA) has announced the conclusion of an agreement with Finnair Plus, Finnair’s frequent flyer program. Effective January 2006, Finnair Plus members will be able to earn 1000 Finnair Plus points when staying at all AHA participating hotels all over Asia.
(From left) Mr. John Girard, Senior Vice President Marketing & Operations and Mr. Jeffrey Flowers, President of Marco Polo Hotels represent AHA to welcome Finnair Plus representatives - Ms Heidi Niemenlehto-Jarvinen, Manager Partnership & Business Development, and Ms. Mari Huhtanen, Manager Finnair Plus Partners, to the beginning of a marketing partnership.
Speaking on behalf of AHA, Mr. Jeffrey Flowers, President of Marco Polo Hotels said: “We are delighted with this strategic partnership with Finnair. With nearly 70 hotels, 22,000 rooms covering 14 countries in Asia, AHA is one of the largest hotel organisations in the world.
Together with Finnair, which is one of the longest serving airlines in the world, we have an exceptional array of travel comfort and benefits to offer.”
“The partnership with Finnair Plus gains stature and strengthens AHA’s identity in the market place, providing value added benefits to our customers.” said Mr. John Girard, Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Marco Polo Hotels, also member of AHA’s Marketing Committee.
“Finnair Plus is pleased to welcome all AHA participating hotels on board the program, we look forward to working closely with AHA in creating more marketing opportunity and values to our Finnair Plus members in Finland and worldwide,” said Mrs. Heidi Niemenlehto-Jarvinen, Manager Partnership & Business Development, Finnair’s Customer Relationship Marketing.
Finnair is one of the world’s oldest continuously operating airlines, established in 1923.
Finnair is member of oneworld alliance. The company’s scheduled flights serve more than 50 destinations. Important additions to the range of scheduled connections in recent years include destinations in the Far East. Finnair Plus is Finnair’s loyalty program for frequent flyers. The Finnair Plus program provides a wide range of frequent flyer benefits and opportunities to collect and use Plus Points.
Asian Hotels Alliance is an association of some of Asia’s most respected hotel companies who have formed a marketing relationship to better serve existing and future customers.
AHA’s Founding Members are Dusit Hotels & Resorts (Thailand), Landis Hotels & Resorts (Taiwan), Marco Polo Hotel Group (Hong Kong), Meritus Hotels & Resorts (Singapore), and New Otani Hotels (Japan).