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 has announced some more changes and extensions to key benefits that should benefit most travelers. In light of the virtually unprecedented financial impact of COVID-19, travel brands have had to quickly adapt. Back in April, Hyatt moved to extend elite status and other key benefits such as free night awards. At that point, nobody was really sure when travel would rebound. The big chains made the decision to wave the white flag on getting loyalty members to qualify for status in 2020. Now, Hyatt is tweaking a few things […]
Hyatt has announced two promotions that members will be glad to hear about. Amidst the craziness of the COVID-19 crisis, travel brands across the world are struggling mightily. We had expected to see generous promotions as travel slowly started to return. How generous was the key question. Judge for yourself. Hyatt Offering Triple Points On All Paid Stays Hyatt will be offering triple points on all eligible paid stays from June 15th through September 15, 2020 after your first stay. They’re offering this at all properties that are part of […]
Hilton is the first of the big hotel chains to make a move, and in a big way. They’ve announced changes to their elite status program and reservation flexibility that are very positive for customers. Is it enough for them to steal business from their competitors? We’re months away from having that answer.
You might wonder why I’m bothering to write this post in late February. While I’ve always written this blog with you, the reader in mind, I do use this as a place to keep track of things. I like to look back and see if my travel ended up the way it did. I reviewed my airline elite status earlier this year, and now it’s time to take a look back at my 2019 hotel elite status achievements. As a business traveler, I value elite status. It provides me two […]
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