First in the Asia-Pacific region to challenge the status quo of hotel rewards propositions, Kaligo allows you to earn huge miles and points whenever you make an eligible hotel reservation. If you are here for the miles, you will be extremely excited to know that you now have the opportunity to earn up to 12 Miles per S$1 when you make your next hotel reservation on Kaligo.com. If you are into cash backs, using Kaligo can give you up to 12% cash rebate on your Citibank credit card.
Founded in 2014 by travel and loyalty specialists who have had extensive experience in the relevant industries, Kaligo is headquartered in Singapore with international offices in Sydney and London. The list of existing partners whom you are able to earn impressive rewards on hotel reservations is currently limited but is expected to grow significantly with more than 20 new partners over the whole of 2015.
- AirAsia BIG
- American Airlines
- Asia Miles
- British Airways Executive Club
- Citi PremierMiles
- US Airways
A Recipe for Free Travel
Kaligo offers the opportunity to chalk up miles quickly and effectively, enabling you to take your next free flight out sooner. Here is a quick case in point on Citi Miles - say for example, you wish to spend a week in Singapore over Christmas:
You will earn 10 Citi Miles per S$1 spent on Kaligo - including expenditure on applicable taxes. On top of this, you will earn the usual base earning rates that your Citibank PremierMiles Credit Cards give you - 1.2 Citi Miles (or 1.4 Citi Miles on the AMEX version) on Local (SGD) Currency and 2.0 Citi Miles on Foreign Currency. As such, you will earn between 46,748 to 50,088 Citi Miles on this reservation alone! This is more than enough for a round-trip on Singapore Airlines Saver to Taipei, Korea or the Middle East (amongst many other destinations) on Economy!
The Future of Kaligo
While it is too early to make a judgement on whether or not Kaligo offers the best rates in the market, the earning rate for miles is simply unbelievable. 50,000 Citi Miles on an approximate spend of S$4,174 (in the example above) is truly impressive. No credit cards in the Singapore market is able to give you anything that is remotely close to that. If you're chasing cash backs, 50,000 Citi Miles is equivalent to S$500 (2,000 Citi Miles = $20) which is effectively 12% cash back. If you prefer Hilton Honors Points, 50,000 Citi Miles is equivalent to 75,000 HHonors Points which is enough for 15 nights (or 18 nights if you are a Silver/Gold/Diamond Member) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru hotel.
I am personally extremely excited about the future of Kaligo and would like to see how it evolves over the next couple of months. Staying competitive in this industry is tough but the future seems bright for Kaligo! If you need any additional information regarding the computations used in this article, feel free to drop me a message below (or via email if you prefer).