As an aspiring travel blogger (yes, still aspiring as I have so far still to go!), I’ve been researching and learning about the best ways to travel SMARTER. Whether it be cool apps for connecting with locals, offline city maps with self guided walking tours or finding cheap flight deals, the Internet and social media have changed the travel game forever.
Most seasoned travelers of today are already hip to the loyalty program game, with memberships like Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, and IHG Rewards. And they are used to cashing in their rewards for free nights, upgrades and free flights, but what these programs don’t offer is a chance to be fully immersed and experience the best of a destination. Oh, and did I mention these experiences are for FREE?
What is it?
DISCOVERY is a unique loyalty program, created with the global modern nomad in mind. They are partnered with 32 independent, premier hotel brands (like Viceroy, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Anantara) with over 500 luxury properties listed in 76+ countries around the world.Their listings are far from generic with each offering their own unique character. DISCOVERY members can experience a property that truly reflects the culture and traditions of its location, while enjoying all the benefits of loyalty, including room upgrades and comfort-enhancing perks.
Why Should You Join?
Aside from the typical perks, like complimentary wifi and newspapers, the best part of this program is their offering of Local Experiences. The program rewards loyalty (booking nights) with Local Experience awards, experiential adventures that connect you to the local way of life, wherever you are. Because in their book, that is the perfect recipe for a true voyage of discovery.
How Much Is It?
Membership is completely FREE and you can move up the membership levels from Gold, up to Black. The higher your status, the better your perks an rewards.
So if you want to enjoy the exceptionality of individuality, coupled with the benefits of loyalty, SIGN UP TODAY at www.gha.com or download the DISCOVERY Loyalty App HERE. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Want To Earn Free Local Experiences?
I’ve experienced just how amazing these Local Experiences truly are. I was recently invited to participate in one of their Local Experiences in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace. From start to end, I was treated to first-class service, including a private chauffeured pick-up, tour of Emirates Palace, boat ride around the marina, camel riding, and a 3-course traditional dinner in one of the hotel’s best restaurants. I couldn’t have imagined a better day.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a free Local Experience activity for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.