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Air New Zealand and Norwegian Air team up with Expedia for discounts and air miles

Air New Zealand customers booking a flight on the airline’s website can access additional hotel discounts, with all properties backed by Expedia’s Price Match. Members of Air New Zealand’s frequent flyer program, Airpoints, will also earn Airpoints Dollar on their stay, with a launch offer of triple Airpoints Dollars until April 21, 2017.

The airline’s new accommodation offering is now available through airnewzealand.co.nz, airnewzealand.com.au and grabaseat.co.nz and will be rolled out across more of its international sites later this year. Customers who don’t reserve a hotel while booking their flight, or who book flights through the airline’s contact centre or mobile app, can access their accommodation options through the My Bookings page on Air New Zealand’s website.

Norwegian Air has launched a similar deal with Expedia, giving customers access to exclusive rates at a broader range of hotels whilst earning cost savings on all Norwegian flights. Expedia’s ‘Hotels.com for Partners’ retail platform gives Norwegian customers access to an extensive selection of hotels and discounted package rates when booking a flight and a hotel together on Norwegian’s new co-branded website with Hotels.com. Expedia will provide online accommodation suggestions in Norwegian’s flight booking confirmation emails. Norwegian’s customers will also have the option to pay for their hotel reservation at the time of booking or upon arrival.

Members of Norwegian’s frequent flyer program, Norwegian Reward, can also now earn Cashpoints when booking hotels, which can be used as full or partial payment for Norwegian flights. Norwegian Reward members can choose from hundreds of thousands of hotels and earn 5% CashPoints on each booking.