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Should You Travel During The Coronavirus Scare?

You’d have to be under one serious rock to be unaware of Coronavirus.  The spread of the disease has reached over 50 countries and the number of people who have perished number in the thousands.  What started as a trickle of questions from readers and listeners about traveling during this public health emergency has turned into a steady flow.  I’ve spent the past few days thinking about travel and Coronavirus quite a bit and have consolidated some thoughts and questions.  This isn’t an up-to-date listing of current events revolving around […]

Hyatt Expanding Again, In Asia And Central America

2 quick tidbits expanding the Hyatt network: Park Hyatt Busan has opened marking the second Park Hyatt in South Korea and the 10th in Asia.  I’m a huge fan of the Park Hyatt brand.  The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a favorite of mine.  I’m always happy to see another Park Hyatt pop up.  This property appears to be entering the program as a Category 4, which means 15,000 Gold Passport points per night. Hyatt has also announced development of two new properties in Panama, a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. […]

News & Notes For Friday, October 26th

Might not be important for everyone, but hey, I thought they were all newsworthy. 🙂 American Airlines is talking expansion.  They’re talking international expansion, which is music to my ears.  I prefer to redeem my miles to cool places all over the world, so more options on my favorite domestic airline is always a good thing.  They’re talking about adding stops to Germany, South Korea, Peru as well as a few smaller cities in the Midwest.  All good things, especially as it seems to indicate AA is getting stronger. US […]