American Express points out in a recent article what most of us already know. If you’re earning points and miles via a travel reward credit card right now, you’re earning at a much higher rate than your redeeming them. That’s if you’re redeeming at all. AMEX makes the point that many folks are hoarding their points and miles until they can use them again for travel. Will that be in 2021? 2022? That’s a really good question, and it’s also where the problem comes in. Popular travel reward credit cards […]
This may be the turning point where we start to see really meaningful offers from travel companies looking to motivate us to start traveling. Early on in the COVID-19 crisis the scramble was to confirm to customers that their elite status would be extended. Brands like Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, American, Delta and United made announcements to put customers at ease. There were also some early offers of shortcuts to higher status levels to try to spur customers to travel more. Marriott even introduced a pretty lucrative discount on gift cards […]
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Marriott’s new promotion comes down to whether you think they’ll have a big deal for you in the future. If you think they’re in a generous mood, Marriott might be worth looking at. If not, you should look elsewhere, at least beyond your second stay.
Hyatt has been on a bit of a growth tear over the past 12 months. The biggest part of that growth has been the integration of Small Luxury Hotels of the World into World of Hyatt. They started this in late 2018 and have now expanded the partnership to over 200 hotels. With that and other additions, such as Thompson, Joie de Vivre and Alila hotels, Hyatt now has over 1,000 hotels where you can earn and redeem points. Hyatt Credit Card Bonus Points At SLH Properties Effective immediately, both […]
Marriott has released a summer promotion. You’ll want to make sure you register. It may not blow your socks off, but could be worth a few extra points depending on your summer travel plans. This one is mostly beneficial for road warriors.
World of Hyatt and American Airlines are going old school. Members of both loyalty programs can enjoy double dip opportunities, earning both points and miles on hotel stays and flights with Hyatt and American. Additionally, elite members of one program will be able to status match to the other. In some cases, members will have a shortcut to top-tier status.