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Choice Privileges has launched (yet again) promotion for a free night after two stays between September 3 – November 11, 2015.

Choice Hotels Choice Privileges Fall 2015 Promo September 3 November 11 2015

You will get minimum of 5,000 points and maximum of 8,000 points for these two stays depending on the number of base points that you have earned. You can then redeem 8,000 points for a free night at many Choice locations. [click to continue…]

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Another wonderful story reached us from Beijing today where a lady decided to drink a whole 0.7L bottle of cognac at the security checkpoint instead of disposing of the bottle.

CCTV NewsThe passenger arrived on an international flight and forgot to put the bottle purchased at Duty Free inside her checked baggage before proceeding to her domestic flight from Beijing to Wenzhou. The bottle exceeded the 100ml limit for liquids in passenger carry on. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club announced its fall 2015 Accelerate promotion (read more and post your personalized offers here) earlier this week and I noted yesterday that you can combine it with the Share Forever promotion for 7 says (read more here).

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion Issues

A LoyaltyLobby reader already pointed an issue with this Accelerate promotion and I decided to have a post where readers can report the issues they have with the offers. [click to continue…]

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Two weeks ago, I whined about my terrible hotel internet experiences in Spain (access here) and now I have moved on to Portugal with this non-working hotel internet series.

Whine Wednesdays Hotel Internet In Portugal

Between Spain and Portugal I did spend some time in Finland, Estonia, Sweden and UK that didn’t have any of this non-working internet non-sense that seems to plague the South of Western Europe. [click to continue…]

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There were some issues on on Monday and Tuesday that temporarily prevented website/home page access and some readers were served with the error message below.

LoyaltyLobby Website Issues

This was caused by a bug introduceed in the WordPress update that turned out to be buggy plus increased traffic since the last server upgrade. We believe that the issue has been identified and manually fixed before WordPress will release a formal fix in their next release. [click to continue…]