Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty program from Etihad Airways, has announced a new partnership with Marriott Vacation Club (MVC), adding to the extensive range of benefits already available to its 850,000-plus members.

Etihad Guest members attending MVC group presentations to learn about Marriott properties during 2010, which are being held at a variety of locations across the Middle East and Europe, will earn 10,000 guest miles. Members will earn an additional guest mile for each dollar they spend on holiday ownership purchases from MVC.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “This is the first time Etihad Guest has entered into an arrangement of this nature, so this partnership is adding a new dimension to our Etihad Guest program.”

Over 400,000 families already enjoy Marriott Vacation Club ownership worldwide. Marriott Vacation Club owns 53 properties in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations from tropical islands and golf resorts to European hot spots and theme park destinations.