This week Ed is joined by Gary Leff from View from the Wing for a deep dive on the most asked questions about the changes to Marriott and SPG’s new program – there’s so much that we couldn’t get to it all! Summer Hull from Mommy Points is back to talk about how to get to Europe in business class MUCH cheaper.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and 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.
Marriott announces details of new loyalty program, combining Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards into one program. New award charts, elite benefits, lifetime status and credit card updates are just some of what we’re chewing on.
Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards have released their award category changes for 2018. You have until March 6th to make reservations at the existing levels. See if your favorite property will cost more or less points in the future.
How do you feel about the recent Hilton Honors changes? Do they make you more likely to stay with Hilton or do your loyalties lie elsewhere? Are they more competitive now than Marriott, SPG or Hyatt?