Hotel loyalty service PointsHound acquired by Points
04/23/2014|3:30:36 PM|

PointsHound (TLabs here) works by allowing guests to collect points from the airline loyalty scheme of their choice when they book a hotel property on the system.

Airline partners (and even Bitcoin) include a number of high profile carriers including United, Etihad and Virgin Atlantic.

The company created was founded by online veterans Peter Van Dorn and Chris Boyd and had received $425,000 in seed funding in early-2013 from a number of high profile industry figures including former Expedia boss Erik Blachford, Zillow chief executive and co-founder of Hotwire Spencer Rascoff, former president of Travelocity global partner marketing Paul Nelson and Simmons Hotel Guides Cal Simmons. 

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