Abu Dhabi, UAE, based Etihad Airways expanded its frequent flier program, BusinessConnect for small and medium-sized businesses, to 11 more countries in September 2013.
The latest countries to be added to the program are Bahrain, Belarus, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Oman, the Philippines, Qatar and Thailand.
Under the BusinessConnect program, registered business customers can earn Etihad Guest Miles every time one of their employees takes a flight on Etihad.
The program does not have any blackout periods when redeeming miles against upgrades. Other benefits include free flights as well as access to thousands of products from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop.
The points can also be converted to cash via PointsPay for purchases at nearly thirty million outlets worldwide.