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Men More Likely to Waste Travel Rewards Points, According to New Data From Manilla.com

05-22-13

Survey Offers Insights Into Travel Rewards Program Management and Use

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired — May 22, 2013) — In a recent survey of users, account management service Manilla.com found that while men are more likely than women to travel frequently and carry credit cards that offer travel rewards points, they’re also the biggest offenders when it comes to letting travel rewards points and miles expire. The survey also found that almost 50 percent of Manilla users report interest in expanding relationships with a brand after adding it to the service. Manilla (www.Manilla.com) is the leading, free and secure service that allows consumers to manage their bills and other personal accounts on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

In the April survey, 70 percent of male respondents said they travel very often (once a week or more), versus 29 percent of women. What’s more, of the 64 percent of male respondents that said they have at least one credit card earning travel points, 65 percent noted they have wasted travel points or miles because they didn’t realize they were about to expire. The survey also found that men have more travel accounts to manage, with 33 percent having three to five accounts.

When it comes to the habits of frequent travelers compared to leisure travelers, the Manilla.com survey showed that all travelers have a strong propensity to let travel points or miles expire. Respondents who identified that they travel somewhat often, or every few weeks, were the group most likely to waste travel rewards points (67 percent). Further, 89 percent of all survey respondents noted a preference to manage their travel accounts in one place, emphasizing the need for a solution like Manilla.

“It’s not uncommon for people to have travel rewards points that go unused or have no idea how many award miles they have available for booking, which is where Manilla comes in,” said Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla. “We not only provide a resource for managing all of your travel accounts, including airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs, but we also allow users to set custom reminders so that they’ll never let travel points or miles expire again.”

Manilla’s platform provides convenient, secure online access to all household accounts and services for more than 3,500 businesses. The free service helps consumers manage all of their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals and travel rewards programs, all through Manilla.com or via the highly rated Manilla Android or iOS mobile apps.

About Manilla

Manilla organizes and simplifies people’s lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free service helps consumers manage their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals, and travel rewards programs, all through Manilla.com. Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla’s 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.

Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the Webby Award and People’s Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service and was chosen as ABC News “App of the Week,” as one of Money Magazine’s “Top Money Apps” and as one of PCMag.com’s Top 100 Websites. For more information, please visit www.manilla.com.

Press Contacts:

Marc Karasu
VP Marketing Manilla
Mkarasu@manilla.com

Rachel Shaffer

Allison+Partners
Rachel@allisonpr.com
646-428-0626

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