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Accor to Eliminate Single Use Plastics Worldwide in All Hotels By 2022

As part of its overall efforts to reduce plastic waste, Group Accor is the latest lodging company to have announced a series of initiatives in which the miniature bottles and tubes provided in bathrooms across almost 5,000 hotel and resort properties worldwide will be replaced with what it calls “amenities dispensers” — along with eventually virtually eliminating single-use bottles of drinking water — with completion of these initiatives expected by no later than…

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Courtyard 2K Everyday Promotion Extended for 2020 — But Don’t Be Fooled

Marriott Bonvoy often has sales for its members of various types with which you can earn extra points at no extra cost — and those promotions can be potentially valuable and lucrative…

…but as I was logged in to my Marriott Bonvoy membership account pertaining to something unrelated, I stumbled on a promotion which initially seemed quite attractive…

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Miles and Points On Sale — January 20 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are…

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Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton January 2020 in the Northeastern United States and Toronto

You can save 20 percent on room rates at Hilton hotel properties in 18 cities in seven states in the northeastern United States and Toronto if you book your reservations only from Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time for stays completed from Thursday, January 23, 2020 through Sunday, April 12, 2020.

The catch is that…

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Wait — What Do People Put in Those Waffle Irons?!?

I have been a guest at many hotel and resort properties over the years which offer a complimentary breakfast in the morning; and many of these places are equipped with at least one waffle iron so that guests may create their own waffles…

…but then I looked up above the two waffle irons in the breakfast area at one particular hotel property and saw a laminated paper sign hanging over them with the words…

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The Space Capsule Shower Stall, The Silo, and The Lie-Flat Seat — No, Not Aboard an Airplane: My First Time Staying at a Sleep Inn

During a recent road trip, I needed to stop off somewhere near Beckley in West Virginia for the night — and I decided on the Sleep Inn Beaver – Beckley hotel property due to its location near where I wanted to go the next morning; and also the less expensive room rates when compared to similar hotel properties within the region.

I have never stayed at a Sleep Inn hotel property before and…

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Hilton Honors Extension of Diamond VIP Elite Level Status For 2020 is Now Live

Eligible Hilton Honors members who currently have Diamond VIP elite level status can choose to extend their status for a year — one-time — for any reason when a light travel period does not allow them to qualify again for the next year. Examples include a new job, a new addition to the family, or for any other situation.

The feature of extending Diamond VIP elite level status for one year was first launched in 2017 — and this year, you have until…

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Tempo by Hilton: Officially Launched as the Newest Brand By Hilton

The Tempo by Hilton brand — which is the eighteenth brand of the Hilton portfolio — was officially announced and launched with this press release as of yesterday, Thursday, January 16, 2020; and greater than 30 individual commitments have already been confirmed in New York, Maui, Boston, Los Angeles, Lexington, Nashville, San Diego, Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, and the District of Columbia, with an additional 30 deals which are in various stages of development.

Powered by an efficient service model, Tempo by Hilton is described as…

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