More Posts On: Hotels and Lodging

Miles and Points On Sale — June 22 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.

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Earn a $25 Best Western Gift Card After Your First Stay Summer 2020

You can earn a promotional Best Western Travel Card worth $25.00 when you complete one eligible stay at participating Best Western branded hotel or resort properties in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean islands between today, Monday, June 22, 2020 and Monday, September 7, 2020…

…but you must…

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A Surcharge For Using Your Credit Card to Pay Hotel Bill?

A report recently surfaced of a hotel property in the United States at which a guest found a fee of approximately three percent on the final bill at the conclusion of the stay — simply for using a credit card to pay for a stay.

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Earn Up to Quadruple Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points Summer 2020

You can earn up to quadruple bonus IHG Rewards Club points for stays at participating hotel and resort properties through Tuesday, September 8, 2020 — up to a maximum limit of 100,000 bonus points for each stay and a maximum limit of 400,000 bonus points in total — through which on your…

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Best Western Stay + Fill Fuel Tank = $25 Gift Card

You can earn a promotional Best Western Travel Card worth $25.00 when you complete an eligible stay at any Best Western branded hotel or resort property in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean islands between Monday, June 15, 2020 and Monday, August 31, 2020; and purchase at least ten dollars worth of gasoline or electric vehicle charges within ten days of the eligible stay…

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2,100 Jobs Cut at Hilton Corporate Offices

“Never in Hilton’s 101-year history has our industry faced a global crisis that brings travel to a virtual standstill. Hospitality will always be a business of people serving people, which is why I am devastated that to protect our business, we have been forced to take actions that directly impact our Team Members. Our company’s spirit has always been grounded in a culture that supports our Team Members and delivers hospitality for our Guests. We will keep that spirit alive, and when the world begins to travel again, we will be ready to welcome them back.”

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Miles and Points On Sale — June 16 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.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Marriott Bonvoy Reduces Elite Status Requirements and Point Redemption Rates

As an incentive for members to return to staying at its portfolio of 30 brands of greater than 7,000 hotel and resort properties worldwide after having travel halted due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, Marriott Bonvoy has implemented updates to its frequent guest loyalty program — including lowering the rate of redeeming points at many hotel and resort properties; and extra credits are being given towards qualification for elite level status.

Before giving the details of the latest updates to the Marriott Bonvoy membership program, this reminder of several updates which were implemented earlier this year show which benefits have been extended…

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