Travelodge Canada Corp.

Travelodge Canada Corp.

October 11, 2007 14:29 ET

Guests Earn Bonus Reward Points and Membership Incentive During Travelodge Double/Triple Points and Sign-Up or Upgrade Promotions

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - Guests who stay at any Travelodge or Thriftlodge location in Canada from now until April 30, 2008 will have the chance to earn regular Guest Rewards points on their first stay, double Guest Rewards points on their second stay and triple Guest Rewards points on their third stay as a new or existing Guest Rewards loyalty program member.

The Guest Rewards program is free and guests can sign up at the front desk of any Canadian Travelodge or Thriftlodge location. Beginning October 1, 2007, new program members to sign-up online at Travelodge.ca will also receive a $15 Travelodge gift card. Existing members who reach Gold status (automatic at 7,500 points) will also receive a $15 gift card and current Gold members who upgrade to Platinum before April 30, 2008 will receive a free $25 gift card.

"The Guest Rewards program is one of the lodging industry's most rewarding loyalty programs, with redemptions for $75 lodging credits or $50 retail and dining gift cards after as few as four or five stays," says Roger White, Executive Vice President of Travelodge Canada. "Our double / triple point promotion will allow our guests to quickly collect points and to redeem even faster."

Typically, Guest Rewards members earn 10 points for each lodging dollar spent. During the promotion period, however, they will earn 20 points per lodging dollar spent on their second stay, and 30 points per lodging dollar spent on their third stay. Redemption levels start at 7,500 points and include $75 Travelodge Gift Cards, $75 instant room credits, and a wide variety of retail and dining gift cards including The Bay, Home Depot, The Keg, HMV, WestJet, Avis and many more.

White also commented on the significance of rewarding new and existing program members with the Sign-Up or Upgrade promotion.

"Our new sign-up or upgrade promotion is a way to thank our existing Guest Rewards members for their continued loyalty and an excellent incentive for non-members to join Guest Rewards. We've tried to make the application process easy and rewarding by encouraging people to visit our website to sign-up. In addition, existing members can break the new point level thresholds even faster by staying with us during our Double/Triple promotion."

Visitors to Travelodge.ca who sign-up as a new Guest Rewards member before April 30, 2008 will receive a $15 gift card for use at any Travelodge or Thriftlodge location in Canada. Current members who achieve applicable point levels and upgrade to a profile of Gold or Platinum before April 30, 2008, will also be automatically rewarded with $15 and $25 gift cards respectively. All cards can be used during the Double/Triple Points promotion. More information regarding the Guest Rewards program can be found by visiting www.travelodge.ca.

Travelodge Canada Corp. has over 100 properties nationwide and administers the Master License for Travelodge and Thriftlodge in Canada. Travelodge Canada Corp. is a subsidiary of Royal Host Corp., which is owned by Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust (Royal Host), traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols "RYL.UN", "RYL.DB", "RYL.DB.A" and "RYL.DB.B", respectively.

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