There are lots of rewards credit cards in the Canadian market and we mean a lot. Well over 100 options out there and yet most follow the same premise. Pay an annual fee, meet a spend requirement, get rewarded for your spending. That will never change as that’s what rewards cards are really about. However […]
Tag: Industry Outlook
The upcoming year in travel rewards for Canadians: current state and predictions for 2016!
Call this our start of the year update for you and also our prediction post on what is going to happen in 2016 in the world of loyalty programs for Canadians! Airline Programs What’s happening: Air Canada Altitude – We already know some of the changes for AC Altitude. We detailed them in this post […]
In Defence of Loyalty Programs
Recently, the loyalty industry has really taken it on the chin. The latest coming from the results of a global study commissioned by Aimia on the perceived value of reward programs. Aimia (operators of Canada’s Aeroplan program) polled more than 20,000 people representing 11 countries and came to the conclusion that collectors don’t feel they’re […]
2015: The Year Credit Card Rewards Come Crashing Down to Earth?
Short answer — yes. But before you get alarmed, credit cards are and will continue to be one of the easiest ways to earn rewards for travel, cash back and more despite pending changes. However, moving forward it will take longer to rack up points and as a result we can expect big changes in […]
How ‘Rewarding’ Will 2014 Be?
In its annual Global Business Travel Forecast , American Express claims 2014 will see modest increases to the cost of business travel. By and large airline prices should remain flat and in some cases even drop as low cost carriers expand their business travel offering — forcing more competitive pricing. Conversely, hotel bookings could rise […]