Oh Look – Airbnb Messed Up Again, Best Travel Blogs of 2020, Air Canada’s Pouring Salt Into Its Own Wounds, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Is This Bank Sexist?, When NOT To Go To A Hotel, Something For Free If You Use Mastercard, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Hotel Chains Are Adding All-Inclusive Properties But They’re Just Not For Me

All-inclusive resorts seem to be all the rage with hotel chains right now. These are resorts where you get all your meals and activities at the resort included for a single price. For me, it’s like a cruise ship without the ship.

For those of us in the U.S., when you mention an all-inclusive resort, the first thing to come to mind is the Caribbean.  Places like Club Med and Sandals have been advertising their vacations to those living in the Northeast for decades. There are literally hundreds of all-inclusive resorts scattered around the Caribbean. The thing is, most of these hotels are independently owned or part of a small chain. Therefore, they aren’t accessible to book with hotel points. That is, until now.

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A Credit Card Fee Reduced to $0, How To Avoid Closing The Wrong Account, Making The Most Of Free Hotel Nights (When They Let You), & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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It’s Going To Take How Long For My Hyatt Free Night To Show Up In My Account?

One of the credit cards I have for the ongoing benefits is the World of Hyatt Visa card from Chase. While it has regularly offered a sign-up bonus worth enough points for several nights at all but the highest tier hotels, that’s no reason to keep the card. I’m not going to keep it because of the low-tier Discoverist status that it gives me either. All that’s worth is premium internet and a bottle of water daily.

The perk that keeps me paying the $95 annual fee every year is the free night certificate good at any category 1-4 Hyatt hotel that you get after your account anniversary date. While a category 1-4 hotel with Hilton or Marriott won’t get you much more than a roadside hotel, with Hyatt you can still stay at some nice places with that certificate.

Chase does have a restriction in place which helps them keep people from gaming the system.

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