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Starting this week ‘Marriott Rewards’ members will earn up to 15,000 bonus points for their stays paid with any VISA card. Between now and Jan. 31, ‘Marriott Rewards’ members will receive 5,000 bonus points when they pay for three separate Marriott stays with their VISA card. Ten thousand bonus points will be awarded after two additional stays. The special VISA cardholder bonus offer is available at the nearly 1,400 Marriott hotels in 45 countries throughout the world. There are currently 10 million ‘Marriott Rewards’ cardholders.

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Marriott Rewards announces a 15,000 bonus point earning opportunity when members pay for their stays with any Visa card. Effective Oct. 1, 1998 through Jan. 31, 1999, Marriott Rewards members will receive 5,000 bonus points when they pay for three separate Marriott stays with their Visa card. Ten thousand bonus points will be awarded after two additional stays.

The special Visa cardholder bonus offer is available at the nearly 1,400 Marriott hotels in 45 countries throughout the world participating in Marriott Rewards, including Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Courtyard; Fairfield Inn; Residence Inn; TownePlace Suites; Marriott Conference Centers; Marriott Vacation Club International; and select Renaissance Hotels and Resorts.

For example, members can redeem 15,000 points for a free night stay at any Courtyard or Fairfield Inn by Marriott hotel, or exchange just 10,000 points for 2,000 frequent flyer miles on any of Marriott Rewards’ nine participating airline partners.

“We are two global companies working together to offer this valuable bonus to the 10 million Marriott Rewards members worldwide,” said Lynne Roach-Hildebrand, vice president, loyalty and database marketing, Marriott International. “The ongoing partnership between Marriott and Visa has, and will continue, to focus on offering substantial and meaningful point-earning and award opportunities.”

“Visa’s alliance with Marriott enables us to provide our cardholders with exceptional added value around the world,” said Robert C. Robins, executive vice president, market development and acceptance, Visa U.S.A. “Through Visa’s participation in the Marriott Rewards program and this latest bonus points promotion, our cardholders can earn free stays faster.”

Marriott Rewards, the world’s largest multi-brand frequent guest program, is the 1997 “InsideFlyer” magazine Freddie Award winner for “Best Frequent Guest Program,” both domestic and international. The program features more than 175 different reward options including hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, airline tickets and complete vacation packages. Marriott Rewards is the industry’s only frequent guest program that allows members to earn and redeem points at lodging products in every pricing tier. Membership is complimentary.

To enroll, or obtain additional information about Marriott Rewards, travelers in the United States and Canada call (800) 249-0800 or visit the program’s Web site at http://www.marriottrewards.com. Applications may also be obtained at the front desk of all participating hotels. Visa’s Internet address is http://www.visa.com.

In May 1997, Marriott International, Inc. introduced Marriott Rewards, the world’s largest multi-brand frequent guest program. With 10 million members, Marriott Rewards remains the industry’s only frequent travel program to allow members to earn/redeem points across all pricing tiers, encompassing economy, mid-priced, full-service, luxury hotels, extended stay suites and time share villas. In 1997, Marriott Rewards was named “Best Frequent Guest Program” by InsideFlyer (US/International) and “Best Hotel Reward Program in the World” by Business Traveler International.

Visa, the leading card brand and the largest consumer payment system worldwide, is a payment solution for consumers, industry and government. It plays a pivotal role in advancing new payment products and technologies to benefit its 21,000 member financial institutions, their cardholders, and the global economy. Visa is the only consumer payment system to facilitate $1 trillion worth of purchases of goods and services in a fiscal year. Visa’s more than 600 million cards are accepted at over 15 million worldwide locations, including more than 440,000 ATMs in the Visa/PLUS Global ATM Network.

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