Under the agreement, Etihad Guest customers will be able to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website, sister title Arabian Business reported.
Depending on the accommodation booked, customers will earn between three and six Etihad Guest Miles for every $1 spent, starting August 1, a statement said.
Yasser Al Yousuf, Etihad Airways vice president commercial partnerships, said: “We are always looking for new ways to add value to our loyalty programme and now through this partnership with Booking.com, we are delighted to give travellers the ability to earn Etihad Guest Miles not only when booking flights, but their accommodation as well.”
Ripsy Bandourian, vice president of partnerships at Booking.com, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Etihad Guest and providing additional value to our mutual customers that truly enhances their overall shopping and trip experience.”
Etihad Guest Miles will automatically be awarded 8-12 weeks after the guests complete their stay and can be redeemed for flights and upgrades with Etihad Airways, over 20 airline partners globally, as well as electronics, fashion items and gifts from a range of over 3,000 brands available at Etihad Guest’s Reward Shop.