There are plenty of companies offering incentives to book hotels through different booking paths. There are a bunch of different fits based on your travel patterns. When you consider the discounted rates, Club1 may be a better fit for folks than Rocket Miles or similar competitors.
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.
PointsHound announced changes today that increase your earning potential on many hotels around the world. In the example cases they gave, the increases are north of 40% more miles or points. I took a look at a few hotels I frequent and did see higher earning rates on a few, though not as big as 40% more. In speaking with Pete VanDorn from PointsHound, these changes are a combination of their recent acquisition by Points.com and the strength of new relationships with certain hotels and hotel chains where bigger commissions are leading to bigger rewards for customers.
This is a really good offer for the occasional traveler. Rocket Miles is similar to Points Hound in that they award a generous “commission” on your hotel booking in the form of airline miles. They’ve teamed up with Virgin America to offer bonus miles for your first hotel booking with Rocket Miles: You can find full details of the offer here. I found an even cooler tidbit in the T&C that state elite members of Virgin America’s program earn 5,000 bonus miles with their first booking. I value Virgin […]