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Stay at Best Western, Earn Turkish Airlines Miles

ISTANBUL, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Having started October 20th, 2011, members of Best Western Rewards® are able to earn 500 Turkish Airlines Miles for every qualified stay at a Best Western hotel. Best Western's Vice President of International Operations Suzi Yoder and Turkish Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer Orhan Sivrikaya formalized the agreement in Istanbul.

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"Turkish Airlines is a natural earning partner for our hotel guests," said Yoder. "They fly to destinations where Best Western is both present and expanding – including North and South America, throughout Europe and Asia, 14 countries in Africa – and are a member of the popular Star Alliance."

"The number of Miles&Smiles members is rapidly increasing, parallel to Turkish Airlines vast market growth. With Best Western Hotel's wide service network, we are expecting to raise the service diversity offered to our members. We are happy to be in partnership with Best Western International, all our members will be able to earn miles and issue award tickets to their favorite destination," added Turkish Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Orhan Sivrikaya.

'Miles&Smiles is Turkish Airlines' advantageous Frequent Flyer Programme which has more than 2 million members and more than 50 partnerships as long as choosing to fly with Turkish Airlines and other program partner airlines and to take advantage of the many opportunities designed to collect miles.'

Best Western Rewards is one of the industry's most generous rewards programs and one of few that is truly international. With more than 4,000 locations in 90 countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points that can be redeemed for global free room nights with no blackout dates, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline miles and more. Rewards program members can book their award nights and purchase travel at www.bestwestern.com.

ABOUT TURKISH AIRLINES

Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with a fleet of only 5 aircraft and is today Turkey's leading global carrier with a fleet of 158 airplanes and 29 million passengers. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance since 2008 and is today a 4 star airline company flying to 171 destinations around the world, comprising 41 domestic and 130 international destinations.  

ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY(SM), providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in 90* countries and territories worldwide. Each Best Western-branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Now celebrating 65 years of hospitality, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts hundreds of thousands of worldwide guests each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's biggest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing™ and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.

CONTACT:
Turkish Airlines, Office of Media Relations, General Administrative Building 34830 Yesilkoy-Istanbul
PRESS AND COMMUNICATIONS LINE: +90 (212) 463 63 63(1153-1173), Fax: +90 (212) 465 20 78, e-mail : press@thy.com

BWI Contact
Best Western International, Turkey - Tiyatro Caddesi No: 25 Beyazit – Istanbul
PRESS AND COMMUNICATIONS LINE: +90 (212) 638 79 72, Fax: +90 (212) 638 79 73, e-mail: info@bestwestern.com.tr

CONTACTS:

Troy Rutman


Best Western International


troy.rutman@bestwestern.com


602-957-5668



SOURCE Best Western International, Inc.




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