RICHMOND, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Loyalty Group (ALG) has launched new rewards offerings for Delta Air Lines' Platinum Medallion(R) SkyMiles program. U.S.-based Platinum Medallion(R) members can now access "Medallion Marketplace" online at http://www.delta.com/medallionmarketplace. The Medallion Marketplace provides the ability to redeem miles or a combination of miles and money for stays at thousands of hotels and condos worldwide, as well as a variety of non-travel related items such as merchandise and gift certificates. "Delta had a desire to diversify rewards options for our Platinum Medallion(R) program and ALG provided a uniquely satisfying solution that will boost our members' enjoyment of the program and ultimately drive increased customer loyalty to our brand," said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. All current U.S.-based Platinum Medallion(R) members may log-on to http://www.delta.com/medallionmarketplace with their SkyMiles number and PIN. Through the Medallion Marketplace, members will enjoy access to a catalog of more than 700 items, including: * stays at more than 7,000 of the world's finest hotels and condominiums; * gift certificates for major retailers, as well as for exciting, event-based experiences; * home and garden items; * outdoor equipment and sporting goods; * electronics, including high-end items such as plasma TVs; Delta's SkyMiles program is one of the most popular and longest-running airline loyalty programs in the industry. ALG, with its 25 years of experience creating and implementing loyalty solutions, is well-suited to augment the strength of this program. "We manage a large number of exclusive loyalty programs for a variety of clients in the travel and financial industries. Each program is individually designed and maintained to exceed the goals and expectations of the client," said Bobby Greenberg, vice president of marketing at ALG. "It is a testament to the effectiveness of our products and solutions that we were chosen to work with Delta on such a highly-regarded program." Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program was recently named the Best Frequent Flyer Program by "Travel Savvy" magazine in a survey that included all global and domestic loyalty programs. Affinion Loyalty Group is helping the airline achieve its goal of offering an array of exciting programs, promotions and benefits as Delta celebrates the silver anniversary of its frequent flyer program in 2006. About Affinion Loyalty Group For 25 years, ALG has been a pioneer in the loyalty industry, having developed groundbreaking products that are now found in nearly every wallet in America. From private-label rewards programs to time- and money-saving products, ALG offers a full range of customized solutions to businesses in a diverse array of industries, each designed for converting customers into fans. As a leader in innovation, ALG is defined by an uncommon dedication to its clients, and has delivered compelling results to more than 175 high-profile companies in the form of increased loyalty, competitive differentiation, savings on commodity products, and overall improved profitability. Visit http://www.affinionloyalty.com for more information. ALG is the loyalty marketing division of Affinion Group, a leader in the membership, insurance, value added checking and loyalty marketing businesses, providing products and services that touch the lives of millions of Americans. About Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines is one of the world's fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline, including service on 11 new transatlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at http://www.delta.com.
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