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In a breaking news fashion and with no advance notice Egypt apparently plans to more than double their Visa On Arrival fee from $25 to the new price of US$60 starting next Wednesday, March 1st 2017.

That new pricing is absolutely out of touch and will hit many travelers without preparation including yours truly as I was scheduled to fly to Cairo on March 2. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched new 300 to 500 bonus points promotion for stays in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania for stays between February 14 – May 7, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Polan Latvia Lithuania Up To 500 Bonus Points Per Stay February 14 - May 7 2017

Members earn 300 bonus points for their first stay and 500 bonus points for all subsequent stays that are booked between February 13 – April 24. Platinum members are eligible for an additional bonus of 200 points for each stay. [click to continue…]

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Pakistan International Airlines admitted that during a recent flight to Medinah, Saudi Arabia a total of seven passengers were ‘accommodated’ in the aisle of the aircraft due to lack of seats.

The Boeing 777 aircraft en route to Medinah with a capacity of over 400 was full to the last seat so ground staff in Karachi decided in coordination with the cabin crew to have people standing. [click to continue…]

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A reader contacted me today saying that Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) confirmed to him that they’re having problems with posting stays from individual properties to member accounts for over a week now.

Usually SPG posts stays to the members account within 24 hours now (often faster) though for the past week or so members are reporting that no stays have hit their account. [click to continue…]

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We launched a 100,000 Hilton Honors points giveaway back on Monday to celebrate the new Asia Pacific resort sale (read more here) and the 2K Every Day-promotion for 2,000 bonus points per night (read more here).

LoyaltyLobby Hilton Honors 100,000 Points Giveaway

The giveaway is about to end and you must enter by 11:59PM on Friday (February 24, 2017). We will announce the winner on Sunday. [click to continue…]