|By Marketwired .||
|April 18, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 -- Rocketmiles announced it has entered into an agreement with Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards. This agreement will enable Rapid Rewards Members to earn thousands of Rapid Rewards points on hotel bookings in the United States and throughout the world. Starting April 18st, Rapid Rewards Members can earn up to 5,000 points for each hotel night booked. Rocketmiles features handpicked hotels in hotspots around the globe, ranging from value priced properties to luxury resorts.
Launched in April 2013, Rocketmiles is a travel booking site that helps consumers get on vacation faster by earning an average of 7,000 Rapid Rewards points per booking, or about 10-20x the typical incentive.
"For 25 million people worldwide, loyalty programs enable vacation travel -- this could be a winter break in Key West or a weekend away in New Orleans. Our goal is to make that vacation happen faster," said Jay Hoffmann, CEO of Rocketmiles. "Based on our proprietary data, the average traveler stands to earn about 80,000 extra points per year if they use Rocketmiles for their hotel bookings."
As a special launch promotion for Rapid Rewards Members, first time Rocketmiles users will get an additional 3,000 bonus points, on top of the thousands of regular reservation miles earned. Visit http://www.rocketmiles.com/southwest-3k-bonus.
Rocketmiles allows frequent fliers to earn previously unheard of quantities of loyalty program miles and points when booking rooms at high-quality hotels. For consumers, Rocketmiles makes saving up for incredible vacations faster and easier. For hotels, Rocketmiles means being able to offer high-value customers inventory that would have otherwise gone unsold -- without weakening the brand through public discounting. Based in Chicago and Boston, and backed by top-tier strategic venture firms, the company is founded by travel and loyalty veterans Jay Hoffmann, Bjorn Larsen, and Kris Helenek. For more information, visit www.rocketmiles.com and follow on Twitter @rocketmiles.
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"Even though the travel industry has been in a constant state of innovation over the past decade, there are still many areas ripe for disruption. The growth that Rocketmiles has achieved so far is reminiscent of Hotwire's early days." -- Scott Hintz, Co-founder of TripIt, SVP Product at Hotwire and Rocketmiles Board member.
"I am always looking to back great entrepreneurs providing great users experiences in huge markets. The Rocketmiles team has very quickly gained traction with both key industry players and its many loyal customers. This is one of the most exciting investments I've made." -- Sam Yagan, Co-founder of OkCupid, CEO of Match, and Rocketmiles investor.
"Rocketmiles is the best! An easy to use site that has competitive hotel prices and amazing mileage! I'm already looking forward to booking some trips all thanks to Rocketmiles. We are planning a trip to Yosemite in the Fall, then for next year hope it will help fund a trip to Italy." -- Marie Guinto, a Rocketmiles customer.
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