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Marriott Rewards has launched a new bonus miles promotion for stays at select hotels in Europe between June 20 – September 11, 2016.

Marriott Rewards 1,000 Bonus Miles Europe June 20 - September 11 2016

You can earn 500 bonus miles per stay at select service brands (MOXY, Courtyard & Residence ) and 1,000 at full service ones (JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection & Marriott Executive Apartments). [click to continue…]

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This weeks Fabulous Friday will have a look at American Airlines Five Star Concierge Service which the airline offers their First & Business Class customers for a rather steep fee at many locations.

Fabulous Fridays Five StarAmerican offers services such as security and gate escort, connection assistance as well as arrival Meet&Greet against payment, even for their international First Class passengers. [click to continue…]

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A new application called TraffickCam is around, asking travelers to take pictures of their hotel rooms and uploading them anonymously to help law enforcement catch human traffickers who advertise on the internet.

Hotel Room PicturesThe uploaded images will be shared with law enforcement to identify properties facilitated it human trafficking cases, target offenders and help the victims. [click to continue…]

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Beware if you’re traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics or anytime soon, especially if you’re an American tourist. A friend and LoyaltyLobby reader from the US wrote to tell me about his misfortune on a recent trip there.

Rio ATMs

As a first time traveler to Brazil, when he landed at Galeão International Airport, he wanted to get cash to cover a taxi ride to his hotel on Copacabana Beach, one of the main tourist areas in Rio. [click to continue…]