Yesterday I posted some charts showing off a bit of the data I’ve collected on hotel program point values compared across eight brands. I also asked what other information from that data set might be of interest. And, well, y’all are very interested. Some of the requests were easier than others so I’ve updated the data sets on the Hotel Hustle Data Visualization page and I’m including the snapshots here.
One of the requests was to show median rather than mean for the point values. That turns out to be easy enough. So now the top chart shows both. In most cases the two are sufficiently close together that it doesn’t really render well in the graph but for SPG you can see the spread. The median values are generally 8-14% below the mean within each brand.
Another request was to show the 25th & 75th percentile numbers. Once you’re calculating the median value the others are reasonably easy to get at as well. So I’ve added a second chart showing them.
And, as I noted in the other post, I’ll continue to point out that the accrual rates for the different programs vary significantly so it is not possible to look only at these charts and say that points in one program are better or worse than points in another program. People have different approaches to accrual such that I’m not sure a completely fair comparison can be drawn, but generally speaking the points with higher values on the chart are also harder to accumulate. And if a program doesn’t have a hotel where you want to go then it doesn’t matter anyways.
Lots of variables. Lots of data. Lots of fun.
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