>I think Marriott must have good tie with VISA, that is why we can always enjoy good promotion(bonus points) if we pay with VISA. But I have to write to you for the troubles I meet in China mainland.
>As you may know, VISA is not allowed to issue credit card alone. They must cooperate with China union pay. Every VISA card payment in China mainland are via China union pay system, which will not be recoginized as VISA payment. This means your every promotion combining VISA means nothing to China guests stay in your properties in China!
>Q3 to Q4 is generally peak season in China hotel market, as there will be a lot of events or business cases during this time by custom. As platinum status for SPG and PCR, I also received many attractive promotion offers, i.e. tripple points, platinus special 100% more bonus points, stay 5 get 5k points, which is offered with all combined by SPG. This is really huge points to me, what is more, without conditions like pay with VISA.
>Actually I am not writing to you to bring the same huge promotion as others. I mean I am as a loyal Marriott fan, will marriott be possible to consider the special situation that VISA is in mainland China. This is not rare case for me only, it concerns overall mainland China market. Otherwise, the good will quarter promotion is meaningless in this market. I have already seen a lot complaint in China local traveller forum.
>This is a feedback from a member in China. I don't know if you have already heard such news from other China members.
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Is this a global pormotion, or a regional promotion which exlcudes Mainland China.
If yes, why does Mariott not konwing the fight between UnionPay and Visa.
Ok. In China, one CANNOT get a Visa only credit card. It's always a Visa and UnionPay combination credit card.
Most importantly, one CANNOT pay with Visa channel inside of China. UnionPay is the sole settlement channel here. And, how does Marriott intends to slove this problem. Left it to us to slove by our own or remain unsloved as it is?