Award redemptions

Why It’s Time To Start Lowering Hotel Award Redemption Rates (Probably Not Why You Think)

As 2020 starts to wind down, there have been plenty of announcements from airline and hotel loyalty programs designed to keep members engaged.  The first salvo revolved around reducing the requirements needed to earn elite status.  This was at a time when it seemed like we might get back to some level or normalcy fairly quickly.  Heck, at that point I thought I’d be home for 3 or 4 weeks and then back on the road.  Little did I know then that I probably wouldn’t get on another plane this […]

Hyatt Launches Small Luxury Hotels Partnership With 54 Hotels

There’s a lot to like in today’s announcement from Hyatt. We get an initial list of 54 participating hotels. We get details on earning and redeeming with SLH. And, we get a look at the benefits members will receive when they stay at a participating SLH hotel. All in all, there’s a lot to be happy about today.

Which Airline Should I Focus On For Elite Status In 2017?

It’s that time of year where I need to start making strategic decisions for elite status in 2017. I’ve been fiercely loyal to American for a decade. Are the changes over the past two years enough to blunt that (some would argue misplaced) loyalty? Has United regressed just as much in that timeframe? Where does a business traveler with my travel patterns put his business in 2017?

20% Discount On Awards For Hyatt Credit Card Members!

Hyatt Gold Passport is out with the best offer I’ve seen in 2015.  Starting today and running through July 31, 2015 everyone who holds their co-branded Hyatt credit card will receive a 20% rebate on all point redemptions connected with a hotel stay. That means a 20% rebate on: Award nights Points & Cash redemptions Suite upgrades Dining and spa awards You have to register here by March 31, 2015.  All stays need to be completed by July 31, 2015. I can remember Jeff Zidell, the Senior VP in charge […]