Hyatt Diamond Status Match

Hyatt Diamond Status Match – What Level Will You Get?

As most people probably know already, last Friday (20 November) Hyatt decided to try to capitalise on concerns being voiced by Starwood Preferred guest members as a result of Marriott's impeding take over of Starwood.
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Hilton, Hyatt, IHG & Starwood – Buy Hotel Points & Get A Bonus

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach we're seeing more and more hotel programs bringing out their seasonal offers for those looking to top up their account balances. American Airlines have had their offer out for a while now but here's a round-up of the hotel points-buying offers out there.
Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Cash & Points Awards And Upgrades Now Bookable Online

Towards the beginning of 2014 Hyatt Gold Passport (Hyatt's loyalty program) introduced a series of changes to the system, one of which was the introduction of a Cash & Points option for award redemptions. And, up until today, these cash & points awards were not available to book online - you had to call in to check availability and to book.
IHG Winter Sale

IHG 72-Hour UK & Ireland Winter Sale Now On – Rooms from $60 (£39/€53)

IHG, the international hotel group that owns hotels chains like InterContinental and Holiday Inn, has launched a 72-hour UK sale which lasts until 9am GMT on Sunday 8 November 2015 . The sale is valid for stays between 1 December 2015 and 29 February 2015 and is only open to IHG Rewards Members. If you're not a member you can sign up for free here.
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When Blogs Give Bad Advice…

A post on one of the larger Miles & Points blogs caused a bit of ruckus last week when it appeared to suggest (advise?) that existing IHG Rewards members should open up second accounts to take advantage of a generous promotion open only to new members. This was bad advice on a number of levels but it was one particular thing that annoyed me most.
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IHG PointBreaks: Winter Edition Now Live

IHG Rewards (the rewards program for, amongst others, InterContinental Hotels and Holiday Inn) has released the list of hotels that are participating in the latest PointBreaks promotion and bookings are now being taken. “PointBreaks” are one of the better and more popular hotel promotions that you’ll find, with IHG opening up rooms at a number of its hotels for just 5,000 points per night – these are rooms that could go for as much as 40,000 points per night outside of the PointBreaks period.
Marriott Cash & Points Awards

Marriott Cash & Points Redemptions – Are They Any Good?

Recently, Marriott announced four changes to the Marriott Rewards program that are all, to one degree or another, a net positive for members. That's a...
Marriott Rewards Valuation

Valuing Marriott Rewards Points

Marriott Rewards has recently added (or codified in one instance) some new benefits to their program. One of the new benefits is the option...
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News Links: It’s Now Easier To Join PreCheck, Marriott Rewards Promotion, Ultra Long Range...

Various bits of travel-related news from around the Web. Including a new aircraft that could possibly fly further than you'd want to, TSA are going to work longer to make your life easier, Marriott and Hertz want to give you some points (in return for your money) and more.
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Promotion Extended: 10,000 Club Carlson Points/Night At Radisson – But It’s Not A Great...

Club Carlson has extended its Mega Points promotion through 31 Dec 2015 -Earn 10,000 Gold Points Per Night at participating Radisson and Radisson Blu properties in the Americas. But is the promotion any good for you?
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Is This The Most Limited Promotion Ever? 10,000 Bonus Starpoints At Tribute Portfolio.

In April this year Starwood announced yet another brand for their collection - Tribute Portfolio. Starwood already had nine different brands (including W Hotels, The...
Marriott Rewards Changes

Marriott Rewards Changes Coming

Gary Leff from the View From The Wing Blog is reporting that his sources at Marriott Rewards have told him of some upcoming positive changes...
Club Carlson Avios Promotion

Double Avios On Club Carlson Stays – Should You Care?

Club Carlson is currently offering double Avios (1,000 Avios) on stays of 2 nights or more at participating hotels through 31 December 2015. Is this a good deal for you?
SPG Pro Promotion

Offer News: SPG Pro Double Points Offer, Save Up To 25% At Park Plaza...

Starwood's SPG Pro program is aimed at meeting planners, travel professionals, executive assistants and anyone else whose job includes booking travel and venues for groups. The idea...
Marriott Rewards Paris Offer

Dissecting The Marriott Rewards Paris Offer – Up To 20% Off & 2,000 MRP/Stay

Marriott Rewards has introduced an offer for members taking a weekend break in Paris this fall. Although you have to be a Marriott Rewards member to...
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

35% Starpoint Discount At Very Select Starwood Resorts

Starwood, the hotel chain that includes luxury brands such as St. Regis and The Luxury Collection, has brought back their "Paradise Just Got Closer"...
Small Print

Read The Small Print! (a.k.a. I didn’t read the small print and I wish...

I like to think that I know a little bit about the world of miles & points and I also like to think that...
IHG Accelerate Promotion

Can You Maximize The IHG “Accelerate” Promotion?

Yesterday I wrote a post that explained how I planned and booked a 3-night trip to Amsterdam, at a 5-star hotel, using one of IHG's promotions....
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Don’t Let Travel Bloggers Do Your Thinking For You

A single point made in a posting on one of the major travel/miles/points blogs yesterday gave me pause for thought. The reason for the...
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3 “Free” Nights in a 5-Star Hotel – How I Maximized An IHG Promotion

One of the things I said I'd do in this blog is share how I put some of my trips together, how much they...
AAdvantage And Starpoints

Should You Convert Starpoints To AAdvantage Miles?

The annual bonus offer from Starwood/American Airlines has been doing the rounds for a few days now and it's very tempting to take it up. "Now...
Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card

Why You Should Ignore The 80,000 MRP Sign-Up Bonus On The Chase Marriott Rewards...

Traveling For Miles does not have any relationships to Chase or Marriott and does not receive any commission from links in this article. Over the past few days...
Kimpton's Epic Hotel Miami

Kimpton’s Karma Rewards Lives!

When IHG announced the takeover of Kimpton Hotels earlier this year the Kimpton-faithful weren't exactly overjoyed. Most expressed serious concerns about the future of the...
Marriott Grosvenor House

10,000 Bonus Marriott Rewards Points + HEX Upgrade For UK Stays

Marriott Rewards has launched a 10,000 Marriott Reward Points promotion for Marriott Elites (silver status or higher) thinking of heading to London this summer, but just...
Carmelo Resort & Spa

New Hyatt Hotel In Uruguay And It Looks Nice!

Hyatt has announced that the Carmelo Resort & Spa in Carmelo, Uruguay (a one-time Four Seasons Resort) will be joining the Hyatt family of...
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Loyalty Programs – Are You Being Loyal To a Fault?

Loyalty programs can be a great bonus to those who use them correctly but can be a serious cash drain on those who don't...
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Marriott Confirms Delta Hotels Joining Marriott Rewards

On January 27th this year Marriott announced that it was purchasing Canadian Hotel chain Delta Hotels & Resorts for around $135m - at the...
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Favourite Starwood Hotels In Europe

This is the first in a series of posts that I'll use to look at some of my favourite hotels in Europe, brand-by-brand. Most...
SPG AMEX USA

AMEX SPG (USA) Credit Card Gets An Overhaul – Should You Care?

The Amex Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card (Amex SPG) has been a favourite in the US for quite some time - but its lustre...
Club Carlson

Club Carlson: Last Two Days Before Devaluations

Over the past 6 weeks Club Carlson (the loyalty program for Radisson, Radisson Blu etc..) has been announcing some pretty horrific devaluations to their...
Ritz-Carlton Macau

New Ritz-Carlton Opens In Macau – But Is It Worth It?

On Wednesday 27 May, Ritz-Carlton opened their 11th hotel in China with the Ritz-Carlton Macau. According to the press release the new property is located...
IHG Point Breaks

IHG PointBreaks List Revealed – Summer 2015

IHG Rewards Club has released its "Point Break" list of hotels for the summer season. "Point Breaks" are one of the better hotel promotions that...
Hilton Summer Sale 2015

Hilton’s Summer Sale: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Hilton has kicked off the summer season sales with an "Up to 30% Off" sale on properties across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hilton HHonors...
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Starwood News: Emirates Partnership, Keyless Room Entry and Mercedes F1 Experiences

Starwood/Emirates Partnership Back in March Starwood began a new partnership with Delta that they branded 'Crrossover Rewards'. The partnership was put into place to encourage elite...
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Information Round Up – US Lawmakers Oppose Cell Phones on Planes, Atlantis Bookable With...

These are the stories that we've read over the last few weeks that didn't really warrant a whole blog post on their own but that may...
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Valuing Airline Miles & Points (and why you need to)

This is part 2 in a 3 part series on airline miles and points - you'll find part 1 (collecting miles & points) here. The...
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The Two Online Services That Could Help Make Your Travels Better

Last week I had an issue with British Airways when, six days before my flight, I was moved from my exit row aisle seat and...
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Starwood Adds A Castle To Its Portfolio

Starwood's 'Luxury Collection' brand appears to be in expansion mode. Earlier in the month we had an announcement that the brand would be opening Las Alcobas on...

Travel Tidbits From Around the Blogosphere

There are a lot of travel blogs out there and there's a lot of travel news being reported on a daily basis. Sometimes it's...

More Details on the Apple Watch App From Starwood

One of the smaller bits of information about the Apple Watch that managed to draw "ooooohhhhs" from the crowd at the Flint Center in Cupertino,...
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View Marriott Lifetime Points Online

Some links to products and travel providers on this website will earn Traveling For Miles a commission which helps contribute to the running of...
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Sometimes the Advice From Experts is Just Too Simplistic

It's not really a secret that I'm a big fan of airline miles - why wouldn't I be? I've done my research on the...

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