Now, thanks to a limited time offer, you can earn up to 12 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles for every HK $22 spent on Trip.com. You just have to use the website’s PointsPLUS booking system, which allows you to earn reward miles or points when booking hotels. You only have to sign up, sign in and select the rewards program that makes the most sense for your travel (in this case, Cathay Pacific). Then, book away!
The promotion is valid for trips booked on the website as well as the app. Bookings must be made before Sept. 30 and the promotion is for travel through Oct. 31.
The promotion is based on a rate of 3 Asia Miles per HK $22 and extra bonus miles are based on the following:
- If you are an existing Trip.com user, you’ll earn 1.5x Asia Miles, or 4.5 Asia Miles per HK $22 spent.
- New users making their very first booking on the Trip.com website will earn 2x Asia Miles, or 6 Asia Miles per HK $22 spent.
- New users making their very first booking on the Trip.com app, however, will earn 4x Asia Miles, or 12 Asia Miles per HK $22 spent.
So, if you want to earn some Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, you should most certainly quadruple your miles by booking on the app, versus the website.
Obviously the promotion includes a clause on miles being issued only when the booking is completed. Any cancellations, chargebacks, room modifications or no-shows will not receive Asia Miles.
When you book, you’ll need to enter your Asia Miles membership number. The name on your membership must match the name on your room.
But is Trip.com a good deal in of itself?
If you do a lot of Chinese travel, yes. The brand really specializes in travel across Asia, particularly China, and offers tons of hotels in the region, as well as discounts on Chinese train tickets. You can find hotel discounts that are much cheaper than those you might see on Booking.com or Agoda.
However, Western travelers should know that a Chinese booking site may follow different standards than what you’re used to with some of the other providers that are more popular in the States. For example, when you book a flight, there are often no refunds and no changes for any reasons, even though that’s not blatantly stated on the site and even if the airline itself does have a cancellation or refund policy (for the purposes of the purchase, you’re considered a customer of the booking site, not the airline). Additionally, confirmations on bookings, even after payment, may take a while to receive.
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