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September 08, 2014 09:00 ET

Rocketmiles Becomes New Avios Collection Partner

British Airways Executive Club and Avios Travel Rewards Programme Members Can Collect Thousands of Avios per Night for Hotel Bookings

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) -  Members of the British Airways Executive Club and Avios Travel Rewards Programme can now get away using Avios even faster thanks to a new partnership with hotel booking site, Rocketmiles.

Starting today, members can collect thousands of Avios on hotel bookings in the US and throughout the world, receiving 1,000 to 5,000 Avios for each hotel night booked through Rocketmiles1. Collectors will typically receive 7,000 Avios per booking, meaning just a couple of hotel stays could give members enough Avios for a return flight to a choice of destinations throughout the US excluding taxes and charges.

Rocketmiles predicts that the average traveler could collect 80,000 Avios via Rocketmiles in a year2. Boosting balances further, first time Rocketmiles users will also receive an introductory bonus of 3,000 Avios for all bookings made between Wednesday 3 September and Wednesday 31 December 20143.

With over 100,000 handpicked hotels available to members in hotspots around the globe, ranging from value priced accommodation to luxury resorts, it's easy to collect Avios with Rocketmiles. British Airways Executive Club and Avios Travel Rewards members' simply need to find and book their accommodation through www.rocketmiles.com/avios and their account will be credited with Avios automatically within five days of the end of their stay.

Eliana Angelova, Head of Global Business Development at Avios, said: "We that know that Avios collectors love to travel so what better way to reward them than with thousands of Avios to put towards their next trip away, simply for enjoying a relaxing stay in a hotel? Rocketmiles offers access to over 100,000 great quality hotels in cities around the world so there is something to suit every taste and occasion. And with such a generous collection rate, that next trip away will come round sooner rather than later!"

Jay Hoffmann, CEO of Rocketmiles, commented: "For 25 million people worldwide, loyalty programmes enable vacation travel, helping people relax doing what they love best, whether it's diving down under, trekking through Thailand, or marching up Mt. Fuji. Our goal is to make that vacation happen faster and with the average traveler standing to earn around 80,000 extra Avios per year if they use Rocketmiles for hotel bookings we feel confident that Avios collectors will welcome this new partnership."

About Avios www.avios.com

Avios Group (AGL) Limited operates the global Avios currency for the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Meridiana Club frequent flyer programmes; as well as the Avios Travel Rewards Programme in the UK and South Africa. Millions of members collect Avios in over 220 countries world-wide. Owned by International Airlines Group, Avios' headquarters is in the UK, with a global office network in Madrid, Johannesburg and New York City.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and the Avios Travel Rewards Programmes can collect Avios when booking cash flights with British Airways, Iberia or oneworld® partner airlines as well as on international hotel chains stays, holidays and car rental and on everyday purchases through partners. Avios can be used for travel rewards including towards flights with British Airways, Iberia and Meridiana.

About Rocketmiles www.rocketmiles.com

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. For more information, visit www.rocketmiles.com and follow on Twitter @rocketmiles.

1 The person booking the hotel accommodation will qualify for the Avios, even if booking on behalf of another individual

2 Based on data from Rocketmiles customer base. Assumes a traveller takes 12 trips per year at an average of 2.2 nights per trip and collects and average of 3,000 Avios per night

3 Hotel stays must be completed between 3 September 2014 and 30 April 2015 to qualify

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