Hyatt made a big splash today with the acquisition of a number of brands, including Destination Hotels, Alila, Joie de Vivre and Thompson. Could we be seeing a redemption opportunity upcoming on a pirate ship?
Hey, if you’ve got a minute, I hope you’ll help one of your fellow readers. Last week, I started out a new series of posts with what I would do with one day in Sydney. We had a few readers join with their stories, and I’m hoping we can continue to grow that. I also put out a call to action in my podcast last week. If You Had One Day In Dallas, Texas… What would you do? One of my readers asked for help on this. I actually haven’t […]
The newest Miles To Go episode covers business travel, family travel and some great offers to save money on hotel rooms. First up is the first time we get Matthew from Live And Let’s Fly on the podcast. United has made some changes top elite members aren’t going to like. Then, Jen is back from Deals We Like with a bunch of great hotel savings. Then, we round out the episode with my good friend Scott Mayerowitz from the Associated Press. On top of his editorial responsibilities, Scott hosts the AP’s […]
Want the ultimate challenge finding award seats? How about having 6 kids? That’s what Dan Miller from Points with a Crew plans for when his family takes a trip together. But, he also has some other cool tricks up his sleeve.
In honor of breast cancer awareness, I’ve added a bunch of pink to the blog for the month of October (with the help of graphics guru Denny). We call it Pinking Up The Place! Breast cancer treatment has made marked strides in the last decade. There are many more options available for women. And, many of those options are less invasive/damaging. Thousands Are Still Dying From Breast Cancer It’s expected that over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2018 alone. That’s still a staggering number for a form […]
Hotel loyalty programs are looking for ways to reward members in more meaningful ways. Starwood Preferred Guest was really the pioneer with things like SPG moments, where you can redeem points for experiences like a tennis lesson with Andre Agassi or tickets to a concert. Hyatt takes it to a new level today with the ability to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points for fitness activities, facials and massages. They took it a step further and introduced benefits for Globalist and Explorist members.
This week’s episode of the NowBoarding podcast features Jennifer Yellin, Deals We Like. She’s a regular on my Miles To Go podcast, sharing great deals with listeners. She’s a fountain of knowledge on Southwest Airlines, AMEX offers and so much more. Apparently, she inherited it from her mom, who is one LEGIT traveler!
Southwest Airlines is having a 3-day fare sale that has some pretty low fares to some great places, as low as $49 one-way. The fare sale reminded me of a good tip to keep in mind to help save you money when you travel with Southwest.
Less than a year ago Hyatt announced a partnership with Oasis home rentals. They quickly integrated that partnership into the loyalty program in a meaningful way. World of Hyatt members could earn points for Oasis stays and redeem them for luxury apartments/homes in key markets around the world. Alas, Hyatt reached out to me this morning to say that, effective immediately, this partnership is ending. Hyatt is working to reach out to all members who have current bookings at an Oasis property. At this point, all current award bookings made […]