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American Express and Airbnb announce Membership Rewards® Program Relationship

Airbnb eGift cards now available at

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced a new Membership Rewards program relationship with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company where people can list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world.  U.S. Card Members who are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program can now use Membership Rewards points for Airbnb eGift cards.

eGift cards are available in $100 and $250 denominations. Card Members simply redeem points at, and then receive an eGift card via email that can be used to book stays directly with Airbnb. Terms and Conditions.

 “When it comes to travel, our Card Members love unique experiences they can’t find anywhere else,” said Michael Rouse, VP & GM for Membership Rewards & Loyalty Experiences. “Travel is the most popular way our Card Members use Membership Rewards points, and our relationship with Airbnb gives them a chance to use points in a way that’s truly one of a kind.”

The Membership Rewards program gives Card Members a wide variety of ways to use points for the things they love, want and need.

“Airbnb is about creating your own special travel experience, while allowing you to feel a sense of belonging wherever you go around the world,” said Andrea La Mesa, Regional Director for North America at Airbnb. “Through the Membership Rewards program, we’re excited that Card Members can now use points for Airbnb eGift cards that they can use to rent unique places to stay from local hosts in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries.”

Airbnb eGift cards also make great gifts. In fact, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, 62% of Americans said they’d prefer the gift of travel over other presents this holiday season.

About the Membership Rewards Program
The Membership Rewards program from American Express offers more than a million reward options from more than 500 brands. The program allows Card Members to earn one point for virtually every dollar charged on eligible, enrolled American Express Cards, with many opportunities to earn points faster. Membership Rewards points are redeemable in a wide selection of reward categories. Points have no expiration date, and there is no limit on the number of points a Card Member can earn. For more information about the Membership Rewards program, visit: or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276).

About American Express
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About Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.


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