Best Western Offers Gold Crown Club International Member Deals That Are Sky High

PHOENIX, Aug. 30, 2002 * Best Western International is starting the fall off with airline promotions that will benefit Gold Crown Club International members around the globe. The promotions outlined below make it easier than ever to increase miles on a number of loyalty cards or earn a free global room night at a Best Western hotel.

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GCCI members traveling in the Northeast will have the opportunity to earn double miles on any of our eight partner airlines or split the earning opportunity and receive both points and miles for all qualified stays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2002. Best Westerns in the following states are extending this offer: Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Registration is required for double airline miles and guests must mention rate plan NG at hotel check-in for the miles and points award.

GCCI members who travel on Northwest Airlines will receive double WorldPerks miles after every second stay at all Best Western hotels in North, Central and South America, South Africa and Asia.

Qualified stays at hotels in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin will award an additional 500 bonus miles after the second stay between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2002. Registration is required.

GCCI members can now earn miles with Mileage Plus and redeem points through GCCI for miles. To help launch the partnership members will be able to earn 500 bonus miles after their second stay at any one of Best Western's 4,000 hotels Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2002. This is in addition to the standard 250 miles earned with each stay.

Hotels in the following states: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin will expand the earning opportunities with the 500 mile bonus extended until Dec. 31, 2002. In additional to participating properties in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay. Registration is required.

Gold Crown Club International is Best Western International's newly enhanced frequency program. It offers a global free room night award that is redeemable any day of the week and has no blackout dates. The program offers one of the most generous reward options and is rated among the best programs in the industry according to Inside Flyer magazine.