I’m always interested in hotel promotions. For starters, it costs nothing to sign up for them and if a hotel chain is going to offer bonus points, I’m going to take them. On a more intellectual level, I think hotel promotions can give an insight into which customers a hotel is trying to convince to stay at their properties. They also can show which customers a chain really doesn’t care much about.
To use some current examples, Hilton’s current promotion awards double points for every stay and triple points if you pay with a Hilton co-brand AMEX card. They just want more people to stay at their hotels and hopefully for some people to sign up for their credit cards.
IHG’s current promotion doesn’t pay off for a single stay and only starts to get valuable after your third or fourth and subsequent stays.
So what about Marriott Bonvoy’s promotion?
Continue reading “Marriott Bonvoy Just Wants To Make Sure You’re Really Loyal With Their Current Promotion”
Happy Wednesday 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.
Continue reading “New Way To Pay Less For Flights, How To Totally Confuse Airline Passengers, Some NASTY Looking Hotels, & More!”
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.
Continue reading “Hotel Chains Are Adding All-Inclusive Properties But They’re Just Not For Me”
People often make strange requests from hotels. Heck, we have a whole article full of them. The one request Sharon and I have most often isn’t that unusual, but we’ve been known to pick one hotel over another just because of access to this single amenity.
That’s right, a refrigerator.
Now when we’re traveling to Texas, we prefer to have a full size fridge/freezer combo to bring home all that wonderful barbecue. This trip was different. I was headed to New Jersey for one night for my grade school reunion and Sharon had two requests. Bring home pizza and bring home pierogi.
Continue reading “Our Hotel Touted A Turbo Chill Fridge. WTH Is A Turbo Chill Fridge???”
Hi travel friends! Here are our most popular posts for September 2019. Some of them were actually written before September (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:
Continue reading “American Airlines Offering Status For Nothing, Favorite Eats In Key West, Marriott Making It Harder To Stay With Them, & More!”