Amtrak and Points International, proprietor of Points.com, the innovative global leader in online loyalty program management, announced expansion of the Amtrak Guest Rewards® partnership today.

Members of the Amtrak Guest Rewards program will be able to share (in addition to existing Buy and Gift capabilities) points with other members via the Points.com-powered miles and points purchase platform on amtrakguestrewards.com under terms of the new agreement.

The remarkable Amtrak Guest Rewards program began in 2000, and has quickly become an industry benchmark due to its flexibility and dollar-based awarding rather than distance-based.

The genius of award-winning Points.com is that it successfully integrates diverse loyalty and rewards programs into one easy-to-use interface, where users can complete fully sanctioned transactions (Swap, Earn, Buy, Gift, Share and Redeem) using miles and points from 25 of the planet’s top rewards programs.

CEO of Points.com, Rob MacLean, expressed profound pleasure at this expanded opportunity to work with the nation’s premier rail operator, Amtrak, in offering their customers even greater value from the Amtrak Guest Rewards program.

Senior Director of Marketing at Amtrak, Michael Blakey, commented on the amazing way in which Points.com has injected additional value into the system while offering a bold new means for distribution and management, calling this precisely the sort of innovation Amtrak is always on the lookout for.

Amtrak joins a long list of other partners to take advantage of this technology including:

• Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
• Air France KLM Flying Blue
• American Airlines AAdvantage®
• Delta Air Lines SkyMiles®
• British Airways Executive Club
• Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
• JetBlue TrueBlue
• Midwest Airlines’ Midwest Miles
• US Airways® Dividend Miles®
• Starwood Preferred Guest®
• InterContinental Hotel Group’s Priority Club® Rewards.