Month: December 2015

IHG Rewards Club Reduces Cost of Points + Cash Trick

On occasion it makes sense to buy points in a hotel programme, to top up your balance and have enough points for the desired redemption. With the IHG Rewards Club – the loyalty programme of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (Intercontinental,

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Hilton HHonors Fast Track to Gold

The easiest way to obtain elite status in a major hotel chain is usually a status match. For example, as I wrote about previously, Hilton HHonors is now formally offering status matches to status holders from a variety of competing chains.

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Hilton HHonors Status Match

In what surely is a reaction to the pending merger of Marriott and Starwood, a few hotel chains have been offering status matches in an effort to lure away business from the competition. As far as I know, these efforts

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Starwood Preferred Guest to JAL Conversions – JAL Award Chart

2015 has been a difficult year for Oneworld alliance mile collectors. In April, British Airways Executive Club increased the price of Business Class award tickets by up to 50%. American Airlines AAdvantage briefly became even more appealing, until announcing their

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Hilton Hhonors Winter 2016 Double Points Promotion

Hilton HHonors have released details of their latest promotion. It will run from 1 January through 30 April, 2016. Members can choose between either earning Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles for qualifying hotel stays. Pre-registration (and choosing your

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IHG Rewards Club Accelerate January to April 2016 – Targeted Offers

IHG Rewards Club have announced their Winter 2016 promotion, which is called Accelerate again. (I suppose this saves on promo materials at individual hotels?) I’ll even reuse the propaganda photo, even though I don’t believe two free nights are on

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Starwood Preferred Guest – Winter 2016 Promotion “Take Two”

Starwood Preferred Guest have released details of their Winter 2016 promotion that will be called Take Two. The promotion will run from 11 January through 30 April, 2016. Continuing the SPG trend of limiting promotions to stays of two nights

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