I can't think of another country that has closed itself off from the rest of the world as tightly as New Zealand has over the past couple of years so it's great to be able to report that it looks like the days of the country's international isolation are coming to an end sooner than we were expecting.
Accor is currently running a sale in which it's offering up to 40% off rates at Fairmont & Sofitel properties in the US and Mexico for stays through the end of the year and this should stack nicely with an Amex offer that has appeared in targeted accounts that gives cardholders a nice rebate.
Marriott's Suite Night Awards are supposed to be one of the best benefits that the Marriott Bonvoy program offers as they're only offered to members who credit a minimum of 50 nights to their Bonvoy accounts in a calendar year, but the more I try to use them the more convinced I am that they're not a particularly useful benefit at all.
Last week, American Airlines used various social networks to share a great picture taken by @bee.kreates and originally posted to Instagram. The picture, as you'll see below, shows a silhouette of an aircraft flying across a Chicago skyline and while it got nothing but positive comments on American's Instagram feed, some of the comments on Twitter were considerably less complimentary.
With the UK travel industry still struggling to get a recovery underway thanks to government regulations surrounding COVID testing, self-isolation, and mandatory quarantines, British Airways has announced that it will be offering more guaranteed award seats on every flight than it has ever offered before.
Up until recently I've had no reason to be anything but satisfied with the HALO Verify test, but that's probably only because I had only used the test when time wasn't of the essence. If you're considering using the HALO Verify COVID-19 test before you fly out of the UK or if you're considering using it as part of the 'test to release' program, you should read on.
Welcome to the Traveling For Miles weekly recap. This is a summary of the key posts that appeared on the blog this week with links to the full articles for anyone who'd like more information. With an amazing new credit card coming to market, a number of very useful flash sales, a new end of year hotel promotion, a fantastic targeted Hyatt offer and good news out of Hawaii, there was a lot of news around this week.