Marriott said it will allow members of all three programs to combine their points within a single account. Members of all three programs will be able to redeem points at any Marriott International hotel without having to convert points between programs. The simplified points program will make bookings more user-friendly for travel agents serving clients who are members of any of the three programs, said Brian King, Marriott's global officer of digital, distribution, revenue management and global sales. "We wanted to make sure we had a simplified, unified program so that [agents] can become experts," said King. "Now, they can talk about the benefits of one program, starting in August. We wanted to make sure the travel agent community had time to digest." Get the full story at Travel Weekly and Marriott