Daily Getaways must be stretched a little thin this year. It seems like more travel brands than usual are running promotions on multiple days. IHG Rewards is an example, and fortunately for us their … [Read more...] about Daily Getaways 2014: IHG Rewards Points for 19% Less
As promised, here's the second of two presentations I gave at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle. It's actually the first of the two talks, and unfortunately I was not as impressed with its … [Read more...] about FTU Presentation: Choosing a Hotel Loyalty Program
This month I've been updating my comparison tables of hotel loyalty programs, and a big thanks is due to everyone who has helped point out corrections. (A few more than usual this year....) I started … [Read more...] about Which Is the Best Hotel Loyalty Program?
During an on-going analysis of hotel loyalty programs, I decided to take a look at the credit card bonuses each offered. There is an opportunity cost when you use a co-branded card rather than some … [Read more...] about How Credit Cards Affect the Cost of a Free Night
I've finally found time to finish creating my comparison tables of hotel elite status in 2014. These things always get ripped to shreds in the first draft, so I won't do much analysis in this post; … [Read more...] about Comparing Hotel Elite Status in 2014
I'm in the process of updating my hotel elite status comparison chart, and as part of that process I need to collect information on the different award tiers and the points earned with each stay. That … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost to Earn a Free Hotel Award Night?
IHG Rewards -- the loyalty program of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and InterContinental -- offers a regular promotion called PointBreaks in which select hotels provide award nights as low as 5,000 … [Read more...] about Stay for 5,000 Points/Night with New IHG PointBreaks List Tomorrow
Update: Full Reviews Now AvailableConrad Koh Samui Part 1 Conrad Koh Samui Part 2 InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort I'm in the midst of a long trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui … [Read more...] about Brief Thoughts on the InterContinental and Conrad Koh Samui Resorts
Thanks for all your comments on my first draft comparing top tier hotel status. You'll be happy to know that I've updated the top-tier tables with some corrections and added Club Carlson to the mix. … [Read more...] about Comparison of Lower Tier Hotel Status
My airline comparison tables were hugely popular, so I've created a similar table comparing hotel programs. Actually, I've been working on it for a while, off and on. There is a tremendous amount of … [Read more...] about Comparison Table of Top Tier Hotel Status