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Wrapping Up Hotel Status At The End of 2012

Well, almost.  I still have two stays with SPG to post, though I doubt one will post by the end of the year, as I detailed here. As the year comes to a close, I’m taking time to summarize my year in travel as it relates to earning points and status.  I also have an update on lifetime status planned along with my thoughts for next year.  A lot of this is just mental housekeeping for me, but some may find it interesting as they plan where and how to […]

The Value Of Hotel Loyalty Programs

Over the years I’ve refereed/participated in a number of debates about which hotel loyalty program is the best.  Reasonable minds can disagree (except for those people who think Marriott is the best out there) about the best program, and different types of travelers will find bigger benefits from some programs for their specific travel patterns. It’s not often I see an argument about whether or not to patronize a hotel chain at all from a loyalty perspective.  Wandering Aramean has always been one of those guys to argue that the […]