Last week I wrote about some changes that are rumored to be coming to the benefits offered by the InterContinental Ambassador and Royal Ambassador programs and, by and large, the changes were considered a net positive by most people....but we may have been too quick to judge.
The IHG Ambassador Program is made up of a loyalty status that you can pay for (IHG Ambassador) and a status which you can only attain via an invitation from IHG (Royal Ambassador). The former costs $200 to join (more information here) while the criteria for Royal Ambassador are not published and appear to change from year to year.
It's that time of year again where I have to decide whether or not to renew my InterContinental Ambassador membership and this time around it's a tougher decision than it has been in the past...and I may need some help. In past years I've felt that I got good value out of my Ambassador membership and felt that I justified the cash outlay so renewing for another year was a no brainer. This year I can't honestly say the same.
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