Booking Holdings has activated a new loyalty benefit for its online restaurant reservations platform OpenTable, allowing diners to redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for hotel savings on metasearch engine Kayak.

OpenTable Dining Points are earned by making and honoring reservations at participating restaurants. The points can then be redeemed for Dining Rewards, which allow diners to enjoy savings at more than 20,000 OpenTable restaurants. Rewards can also be put toward Amazon gift cards and, on occasion, charitable donations. 

Under the new activation, Dining Points can now also be used to save between $20 to $200 at over 400,000 participating hotels on Kayak. The benefit is in effect for U.S. users with over 2,000 Dining Points. 

According to Joseph Essas, chief technology officer at OpenTable, the change is "the first of several additional ways that OpenTable users will be able to redeem their Dining Points," with more Dining Rewards options set to roll out shortly.

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