Boy, did the internet have some drama when Hyatt made this announcement last week. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. We’re getting to the end of 2020 and we’re also creeping closer to a vaccine. That means travel brands are starting to think about how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Hilton jumped out in the lead amongst hotel brands when they chopped elite qualification requirements in half. That was over a month ago, and I had expected we would already have seen other big brands jump in. With […]
The biggest thing I preach to families who want to travel more is that they need the right credit cards in their wallet. That doesn’t have to be 5 or 10 credit cards like me (okay, so I have a lot more than that). Sometimes, just one credit card (the right card) can make a huge difference in how you travel. Take the recent Southwest credit card offer that came with a companion pass. Free travel for a companion for 11 months? What’s not to like? But what if you […]
World of Hyatt is rolling out a handful of changes that should make loyalty to Hyatt more rewarding. From earning benefits sooner to new treats like a $100 Hyatt gift card, these changes should be met with a smile by most members.
Hyatt and Chase are launching the new World of Hyatt credit card. Along with more bonus categories, there is an increased sign-up bonus and a path to earn elite status more quickly. There’s a lot to like here.
American Express won a battle on how the relationship with retailers who accept their credit cards works. While it may not be a positive for retailers, it’s probably a good thing for customers like you and me.
Getting started in the world of miles and points can be hard, but once you’re started it’s not difficult to make travel very cheap. Here’s a common question folks have when they’re getting started.