Trade Marriott Rewards Points for Name Brands With SkyMall

Rewards Members Can Now Earn and Redeem Points

For Great Merchandise Year-Round



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Marriott International, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Rewards, the world's largest
 hotel rewards program, announced today an enhanced partnership with SkyMall,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   SKYM), allowing members to redeem points for gift certificates,
 electronics, sporting goods and travel accessories any time of the year. Plus,
 members can now earn 10 points per dollar spent while shopping online with
 SkyMall. The change follows a successful seasonal promotion, which allowed
 Marriott Rewards members to redeem SkyMall gifts during the holidays.
     Continually updated with seasonal favorites, a catalog of more than 50
 products from trusted names like Sony, Hitachi, Callaway(R) and Bose is now
 available to Marriott Rewards members using their points and can be found
 online at marriottrewards.com. Current selections begin at just 33,000 points
 and include:
 
     * Televisions
     * Bikes
     * Computers
     * Digital Camcorders
     * Motorized Scooters
     * Watches
     * Golf Clubs
     * DVD Players
     * Gift Certificates
     * and more!
 
     Members who use their credit card to purchase any merchandise from SkyMall
 will also earn 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent. SkyMall
 merchandise can be shipped to any location within the continental United
 States.
     To either earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points for SkyMall merchandise,
 members should visit marriottrewards.com. Members may also redeem points for
 merchandise by calling 800-493-3278, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight
 (EST).
     In all, Marriott Rewards holds more than 60 program partnerships and
 features more than 240 different types of awards -- including blackout-free
 stays at more than 2,000 Marriott hotels worldwide. Marriott Rewards offers
 travelers the fastest way to a free night or a free flight, as well as the
 only portfolio of hotels consistently rated at or above the industry average
 for guest satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000
 Domestic Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(TM).
     Marriott Rewards was named "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World" --
 ahead of Starwood Preferred Guest and Hilton HHonors -- in Business Traveler
 magazine's 2000 reader poll. In addition, Marriott Rewards received the
 highest grade (A) in the 2000 frequent guest program report card issued on
 BizTravel.com(R).
     To enroll or obtain information about Marriott Rewards, call
 1-800-249-0800, log on to marriottrewards.com, or visit the front desk of any
 participating hotel. Membership is complimentary.
 
     About Marriott Rewards:  In May 1997, Marriott International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MAR) introduced Marriott Rewards, the world's largest multi-brand
 frequent guest program with 2,000 participating hotels and more than 14
 million members.  Marriott Rewards offers members the choice of
 earning/redeeming points or earning frequent flyer mileage at nine distinct
 lodging brands:  Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance Hotels,
 Resorts and Suites; Marriott Conference Centers; Marriott Vacation Club
 International; Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; Residence Inn
 by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott.
 Points may also be earned at ExecuStay by Marriott and Marriott Executive
 Apartments. For the past four years, Marriott Rewards has been named "Best
 Hotel Reward Program in the World" by Business Traveler magazine. Marriott
 Rewards can be found online at marriottrewards.com.
 
     About SkyMall:  Founded in 1989, SkyMall(R) is a multi-channel specialty
 retailer that provides a large selection of premium-quality products and
 services to consumers from a wide variety of merchants and partners.  SkyMall
 is best known for its in-flight catalog, which is available on more than 73%
 of all domestic airlines, reaching approximately 540 million domestic airline
 passengers annually.  Through its skymall.com, inc. subsidiary, which operates
 the skymall.com(R) Web site, SkyMall offers an expanded selection of products
 and services to online shoppers.  SkyMall provides a merchandise redemption
 program for a number of loyalty programs, allowing consumers to purchase
 SkyMall merchandise with loyalty points earned in other programs.  For further
 information and prior press releases, please visit SkyMall's Web site at
 http://www.skymall.com .
 
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SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Rewards, the world's largest
 hotel rewards program, announced today an enhanced partnership with SkyMall,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   SKYM), allowing members to redeem points for gift certificates,
 electronics, sporting goods and travel accessories any time of the year. Plus,
 members can now earn 10 points per dollar spent while shopping online with
 SkyMall. The change follows a successful seasonal promotion, which allowed
 Marriott Rewards members to redeem SkyMall gifts during the holidays.
     Continually updated with seasonal favorites, a catalog of more than 50
 products from trusted names like Sony, Hitachi, Callaway(R) and Bose is now
 available to Marriott Rewards members using their points and can be found
 online at marriottrewards.com. Current selections begin at just 33,000 points
 and include:
 
     * Televisions
     * Bikes
     * Computers
     * Digital Camcorders
     * Motorized Scooters
     * Watches
     * Golf Clubs
     * DVD Players
     * Gift Certificates
     * and more!
 
     Members who use their credit card to purchase any merchandise from SkyMall
 will also earn 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent. SkyMall
 merchandise can be shipped to any location within the continental United
 States.
     To either earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points for SkyMall merchandise,
 members should visit marriottrewards.com. Members may also redeem points for
 merchandise by calling 800-493-3278, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight
 (EST).
     In all, Marriott Rewards holds more than 60 program partnerships and
 features more than 240 different types of awards -- including blackout-free
 stays at more than 2,000 Marriott hotels worldwide. Marriott Rewards offers
 travelers the fastest way to a free night or a free flight, as well as the
 only portfolio of hotels consistently rated at or above the industry average
 for guest satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000
 Domestic Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(TM).
     Marriott Rewards was named "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World" --
 ahead of Starwood Preferred Guest and Hilton HHonors -- in Business Traveler
 magazine's 2000 reader poll. In addition, Marriott Rewards received the
 highest grade (A) in the 2000 frequent guest program report card issued on
 BizTravel.com(R).
     To enroll or obtain information about Marriott Rewards, call
 1-800-249-0800, log on to marriottrewards.com, or visit the front desk of any
 participating hotel. Membership is complimentary.
 
     About Marriott Rewards:  In May 1997, Marriott International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   MAR) introduced Marriott Rewards, the world's largest multi-brand
 frequent guest program with 2,000 participating hotels and more than 14
 million members.  Marriott Rewards offers members the choice of
 earning/redeeming points or earning frequent flyer mileage at nine distinct
 lodging brands:  Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance Hotels,
 Resorts and Suites; Marriott Conference Centers; Marriott Vacation Club
 International; Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; Residence Inn
 by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott.
 Points may also be earned at ExecuStay by Marriott and Marriott Executive
 Apartments. For the past four years, Marriott Rewards has been named "Best
 Hotel Reward Program in the World" by Business Traveler magazine. Marriott
 Rewards can be found online at marriottrewards.com.
 
     About SkyMall:  Founded in 1989, SkyMall(R) is a multi-channel specialty
 retailer that provides a large selection of premium-quality products and
 services to consumers from a wide variety of merchants and partners.  SkyMall
 is best known for its in-flight catalog, which is available on more than 73%
 of all domestic airlines, reaching approximately 540 million domestic airline
 passengers annually.  Through its skymall.com, inc. subsidiary, which operates
 the skymall.com(R) Web site, SkyMall offers an expanded selection of products
 and services to online shoppers.  SkyMall provides a merchandise redemption
 program for a number of loyalty programs, allowing consumers to purchase
 SkyMall merchandise with loyalty points earned in other programs.  For further
 information and prior press releases, please visit SkyMall's Web site at
 http://www.skymall.com .
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X71535815
 
 SOURCE  Marriott International, Inc.

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