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Marriott Rewards & The Luggage Club take the hassle out of checking bags
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Laurie Goldstein

(301) 380-5296
laurie.goldstein@marriott.com
BethesdaMD  -  23 June 2008 - 

With the airlines making it harder to check luggage, Marriott Rewards, Marriott® International’s (NYSE:MAR) award-winning loyalty program, and The Luggage Club have teamed up to allow members to redeem points for gift cards to ship luggage door to door.  Marriott Rewards members will no longer have to face long baggage check lines or fight the crowds at the baggage carousel. 

The Luggage Club is positioned to meet the needs of this growing segment of travelers that has decided to travel stress-free by shipping their luggage in advance of their trip. Travelers’ baggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped.

“We want to make travel as easy as possible for our members,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.  “This is a service that we think will be extremely valuable to our members who spend many of their days navigating airports.” 

Additionally, “It is our responsibility as a business in the travel industry to step up to the plate and make travel more hassle-free.” Todd Kempinger, CEO of TLC continues, “Our goal is to give our customers the convenience and peace of mind that their luggage will be delivered to their travel destination on time.”

Marriott Rewards members can earn 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar on services and redeem points for gift cards in increments of $50, $100, $250 and $500. For more information, go to www.MarriottRewards.com.

Marriott Rewards points can be earned and redeemed at over 2,800 Marriott International hotels around the world, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®,  Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Marriott Vacation ClubSM, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club® and Grand Residences by Marriott.®

Marriott Rewards points can be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, brand-name merchandise and more.  Marriott Rewards was voted Program of the Year for the Americas at the 20th Annual Freddie Awards – the “frequent travelers’ Oscar.” The awards were announced April 24th, 2008 by InsideFlyer Editor, Randy Petersen, whose team tallied over 600,000 votes.  Marriott Rewards has also been recognized by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

To make a hotel reservation, call 1-800-MARRIOTT or visit Marriott.com. For information about Marriott Rewards, call 1-800-450-4442 or log on to MarriottRewards.com.

Terms and Condition:
Marriott Rewards members must register with The Luggage Club (TLC) at www.theluggageclub.com to receive a TLC gift card by email. When registering with The Luggage Club, members must include their Marriott Rewards account number to earn points for purchases. Upon receipt of the TLC gift card, members must contact The Luggage Club for reservations. TLC gift cards are valid for 12 months from date of order. Members will earn 10 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 on TLC credit card purchases, but will not earn points for services paid for with a TLC gift card. All Marriott Rewards program, including Marriott Rewards Elite membership, terms and conditions apply. Complete Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions and privacy policy apply and can be found online at http://www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/default.mi. If you have questions or comments, please contact your Marriott Rewards local Guest Services offices. All Terms & Conditions of The Luggage Club apply. For full details, visit www.TheLuggageClub.com.

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