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Hawaii On Sale In SPG Hot Escapes Through August 15, 2015

SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide.  They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time.  You have until Saturday to book them.  The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). It’s a bit of a thin week, with good deals in Canada, Hawaii and Rome. Also, when you consider the new Sheraton promotion where you can […]

Breaking Down The Final Week of 2015 Daily Getaways

I like all the deals Daily Getaways is offering this week, although there are only 3 of them, including Fairmont getaways, Las Vegas deals and a huge discount from Expedia. There are still some deals left, and you can find my write-ups of the previous weeks here: Week 1 breakdown Week 2 breakdown Week 3 breakdown Week 4 breakdown In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take […]

Why I Think Hyatt’s Recent Award Chart Devaluation Isn’t Devastating

For those that haven’t heard, Hyatt announced an update to their award chart a few days ago.  Now, updates to award charts are rarely positive.  And, with the recent castration of the United award chart, it’s easy to be on edge about announcements of “enhancements” from your favorite loyalty programs.  But, these Hyatt changes really aren’t that bad.  And, when put in perspective along with other changes like the gutting Hilton did to it’s program earlier this year, it’s hard to get too upset.  But, let’s look at the numbers. […]