April 14 Update: Earn points for registering for Rexall’s new Be Well program, Best Western cancellation policy update, hotel occupancy rates down to 12.8% in Canada


Rexall has brought back the sign up bonus for
preregistering for their loyalty program that will launch on May 1.
With today’s news we now know it will be called Be Well and it will replace AIR MILES as the loyalty program for Rexall. We first brought you the details
of the program back in February and the new offer is the same as the
one in February whereby you preregister for the program and they’ll
award you 10,000 points when it launches. Those 10,000 points are worth
$4. If you haven’t preregistered already you are eligible to earn this
bonus now as long as you sign up by April 29. Find out more and preregister here.

Best Western has finally published a COVID-19
cancellation policy. Prior to this they were leaving it up to each
individual hotel as to what they wanted to do with non-refundable/non-cancellable reservations. They have now set in place a policy for
their locations in Canada, the U.S. and Caribbean as follows:

  • The policy applies to any reservation for any future arrival date.
  • The policy applies to hotels located in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. 
  • Guests may cancel at any time, as long as cancellation occurs
    least 24 hours before arrival, and the reservation is cancelled on or
    before June 30, 2020.
  • Hotels will waive all fees associated with the cancellation of the booking.
  • Applies to all booking channels.

And on the topic of hotels – the occupancy of hotels in Canada
for the week of March 31 to April 6 dropped from 79% in 2019 to 12.8%.
Ouch. The worst decline was seen in Quebec with occupancy rates dropping
to 6.1% from 89.8%. (Source Canadian Lodging News)

It appears that Etihad is planning to resume 5x weekly flights between Toronto and Abu Dhabi as of April 22 (Source RoutesOnline)

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page
where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel,
lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

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