2018 was a year of ups and downs. Most of the ups were improvements in the Hyatt program. The downs were mostly owned by Marriott. Here’s a brief look at my year in hotels and what I think the future holds.
It seems there are less loopholes available today than when I first got into this hobby 15 years ago. I hear from so many folks who value miles, points and elite status differently. While I might not be the biggest fan of IHG, I wanted to cover this potential shortcut in a short post in case it helps any of my readers.
Marriott Rewards has released their new promotion, MegaBonus. It has a choice for customers, making it rewarding for occasional and frequent travelers. Which is the right promotion for you?
Quarterly promotions from hotel companies are definitely opportunities to leverage your points balance, even if they’re nowhere near as rewarding as they used to be. Is IHG Accelerate a promotion worth your time?
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Daily Getaways are travel discounts for normal people. Some deals represent a modest savings while others can save you significant amounts of money on your next vacation. Truly awesome deals are harder to find than they used to be, so plan ahead and research the packages you’re considering.
I’m happy to share all of my slides from Frequent Traveler University, including detailed information about American Airlines AAdvantage, Club Carlson, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards, Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. I’m happy to answer any questions you have!