We have mentioned before that Hotels.com appears to be planning a UK credit card.
Plans seem to be progressing, with a job ad currently running for a Senior Marketing Manager to drive the project. See here.
There is no clue about how the card may work. I am not very enthusiastic because I struggle to see how you can integrate Hotels.com Rewards (a free night for every 10 nights you stay, based on the average price paid) and credit card spending.
It may end up as something very bland – perhaps 0.5% of total spend returned as Hotels.com credit, with a higher level of 2% or so for spending at Hotels.com itself. That said, if the company felt it could offer something higher than 0.5% back – which is the current benchmark for rewards on free cashback and shopping voucher credit cards – I would get interested.
The job ad also says that the card “leverages a world-class rewards program” so perhaps there will be a way to earn free night credits from your spending. Let’s see.
PS. You may find this April 2020 article on proposed changes to Hotels.com Rewards worth a read
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