The Internet Provides an Alternative
Lately some of the more popular websites offering hotel bookings are introducing their own loyalty programs. This can be more attractive to leisure travelers as they often allow the members to accrue points on airlines as well as through hotel bookings.
They also give travelers the opportunity to try out different hotels instead of sticking to one hotel chain. This is encouraging to the leisure traveler who wants to visit a destination that’s off the beaten track, or a small town that doesn’t have any major hotel chains.
As always, read the fine print before signing up for anything. See if the amount of travel you’re planning on doing will earn any points within the timeline required.