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Up to 5,000 Bonus Marriott Points for Paris Stays

October 21, 2014 |

Planning a Paris trip in the coming months?

If so, this offer from Marriott is worth a look.

Offer Details

Between November 9, 2014, and January 31, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn up to 5,000 bonus points for weekend … Read More

United Goes All in on Hertz

October 21, 2014 | 3

Today, members of United’s MileagePlus program can earn miles when renting cars with eight rental-car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Beginning on November 1, that list will be pared to three: Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty. … Read More

Earn Up to 10,000 Wyndham Bonus Points

October 20, 2014 |

When it comes to building a winning loyalty program, Wyndham has at least one of the key ingredients: a network of almost 7,000 hotels, all over the world, at a wide range of price points.

What Wyndham lacks, however, is … Read More

Win a Dream Cross-Country Road Trip

October 20, 2014 |

Enter the Budget “Road Trip” sweepstakes by November 4, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a $5,000 Budget car-rental credit, plus a $10,000 check.

To enter, “Like” the Budget Facebook page, provide the requested contact information on … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

October 17, 2014 |

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can … Read More

Saveur Picks the Best Airline Meals

October 17, 2014 |

Saveur, probably the most credible of the surviving culinary magazines, has just published its 2014 Culinary Travel Awards, including its expert panel’s picks of the best in inflight dining.

The inflight meal awards were broken down by class of service … Read More

Hilton to Launch New Hotel Brand, Canopy

October 16, 2014 |

Does the world really need another hotel brand?

Hilton thinks so, and will begin opening hotels under the Canopy name in 2015.

Hilton is promoting Canopy as a “lifestyle brand,” which seems to mean that it aspires to be whatever’s … Read More

The Latest Tourist Attraction: Martial Law

October 16, 2014 | 1

Thailand is poised to take destination marketing down a heretofore unexplored road with an ad campaign that promotes the supposed lure of visiting a country operating under martial law.

Since the democratically elected government was ousted in a May coup, … Read More

Double Gold Plus Rewards Points for Hertz Rentals

October 15, 2014 |

The rental-car companies’ own loyalty programs tend to be relegated to back-burner status in the mileage-earning endeavors of many travelers.

Promotions like this, from Hertz, are reminders that the car companies’ programs can provide solid value.

Offer Details

Through December … Read More

Transcon Flights: Who’s the Best of the Best?

October 15, 2014 | 2

Within the borders of the U.S., the New York – Los Angeles route is widely viewed as the jewel in the crown of commercial aviation.

The country’s two largest media markets. Centers of finance and entertainment. Plenty of upscale customers … Read More

Earn Up to 6X AAdvantage Miles for Hertz Rentals

October 14, 2014 |

Through February 28, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn up to six times the normal miles for rentals of any car type from Hertz, as follows:

  • Four times the normal miles for rentals of one to four days
  • Six times … Read More

No Love for Guests After Hotel Fire

October 14, 2014 | 2

Hypothetical: If your belongings were incinerated in a hotel fire, would you expect the hotel to compensate you for your loss?

My answer is an unqualified “Yes.” As I suspect would be the response of most travelers. It’s just a … Read More

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