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Friday,  April 12, 2024 8:38 PM 

TD & Air Canada celebrate 10 years of Aeroplan partnership, share top travel trends

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  •   01-25-2024  6:29 am
  •   Pax Global Media

TD & Air Canada celebrate 10 years of Aeroplan partnership, share top travel trends
(Air Canada)
Pax Global Media

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) is celebrating a 10-year milestone as the primary credit card issuer for Aeroplan. 

The first TD Aeroplan credit cards were issued in January 2014, and have provided more than one million Canadians with accelerated Aeroplan point-earning potential, Air Canada travel benefits and flexible redemption options ever since, according to a news release. 

Air Canada shared some stats on Thursday (Jan. 25): 

  • TD Aeroplan credit cardholders have travelled to over 1,800 destinations worldwide with Air Canada and 45+ partners
  • Aeroplan members earned over 300 billion Aeroplan points on TD Aeroplan credit cards
  • TD Aeroplan credit cardholders have redeemed more than six million rewards. They're redeeming not just on flight rewards for big destinations, but also for short-haul flights for as few as 6,000 points, car rentals, hotels, everyday purchases like Starbucks rewards and more

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone with Air Canada. Canadians have come to rely on TD Aeroplan credit cards as one of the fastest ways to earn rewards, and enjoy benefits to help them travel better,” said Meg McKee, SVP, Canadian Card Payments, loyalty and personal lending. 

“Whether it’s the ever popular free first checked bag, Maple Leaf Lounge access or Priority Airport Services that come with select cards, TD Aeroplan cardholders are enjoying a travel loyalty program experience that only teaming up with Canada’s flag carrier can bring.” 

Aeroplan says the following travel trends are expected to continue into 2024:

  • Going Further, Staying Longer: Travellers are checking more off their bucket list with long stays at more far-off destinations like Thailand, Australia and Singapore. They’re investing more, but also using features, like Aeroplan’s a 4th Night Free, to make extended stays more affordable, the loyalty program said. 
  • Chasing Stars: Moments in pop culture are influencing destination choices. Whether they’re jet setting off to an arena concert or visiting the shoot location of their favourite hotel-based drama series, show business inspiration is bringing travellers to a wider range of destinations.
  • More Exploring: Cultural exploration is on the rise. Canadians are using gateway destinations, like Singapore, Bangkok, São Paulo and Dubai, to broaden their horizons and explore new cultures.
  • Multi Gen Travel: Tracing the family history in places like Portugal, Greece and Scotland, or simply looking to spend more quality time bonding on the beach, are both ways in which we’re seeing more families travel together to make up for time lost during the pandemic.

TD offers several TD Aeroplan credit cards, including the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card and the Top Ultra Premium Credit Card. 

“Together with TD, we're bringing more travel to Canadians through their everyday spending activities,” said Scott O’Leary, VP, loyalty and product, Air Canada. “Over the last decade, we've brought together the best of our worlds to create the ultimate travel companion - and we couldn't be prouder.”

Current TD Aeroplan cardholders who have held their card since launch in 2014 are being advised to keep an eye out for exclusive offers throughout 2024 in appreciation of their 10 years of loyalty.

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