Starwood has launched a new up to 50% off promo that comes with double Starpoints for stays in Australia, New Caledonia & Fiji.

SPG Australia New Caledonia Fiji Double Points & Up To 50 Percent Off

You must book by Augst 30, 2014, and stay by December 29 to be eligible for the bonus points. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards announced earlier this month (read more here) that they would launch FlashPerks on July 17, 2014, for 12 week period. Their goal is to have 10 – 15 deals every week for 24 hours or before they sell out.

Marriott FlashPerks Week 3 July 24 2014

Seems that that there are quite a few nice deals for hotels discounts both using points & cash. I am not very impressed about the experiences or merchandise rewards (these are entirely missing this week). [click to continue…]

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Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released the list of their promotional awards for October 1 – November 30, 2014, period that are bookable between August 1-31.  The discount is from 25% to 50% from the usual number of miles required.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards June 2014

You can access Flying Blue’s web page for this award type here. [click to continue…]

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RocketMiles has extended United MileagePlus member offer of 5,000 bonus miles for the first hotel booking of three nights or longer by August 31, 2014, that is consumed by December 31, 2014.

RocketMiles United 5,000 Bonus Miles 3-Nights Stay

RocketMiles is a hotel booking service that awards airline miles for hotel stays. They have had similar bonus miles offers with number of airlines and United previously. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt has brought back under its flag the very first Hyatt House hotel that opened back in 1954 and formed the Hyatt Hotels when it was incorporated in 1957.

Hyatt The Concourse Hotel At Los Angeles International Airport

Radisson LAX has now been rebranded as The Concourse Hotel Los Angeles International Airport. The hotel is going through public space refurbishment this year and the rooms in 2015. Once the renovation is complete, the hotel will get the Hyatt Regency name. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club revamped the number of points earned at InterContinental hotels outside of the Americans starting on July 1st, 2014, and supposedly discontinued the Ambassador accelerator bonus at the same time.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Accelerator

There has been no communication from IHG Rewards Club regarding the discontinuance of the Ambassador Accelerator that used to pay 20,000 bonus points for every 15 qualifying nights. [click to continue…]

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Whine Wednesdays: Misbranded Hotels Case InterContinental Mendoza

July 30, 2014

Hotel chains have very strict (and thick) brand standards manuals that dictate pretty much every aspect of how a hotel operates to ensure uniformity to a certain extent. It seems, however, that when commercial or business strategy concerns are important, these standards get thrown out of the window to ensure that the chain has a [...]

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Le Club Accorhotels Africa Offer: 40% Off & Double Points Until August 31, 2014

July 30, 2014

Le Club Accorhotels is offering double points and up to 40% off at participating hotels in Africa for stays between July 1 – August 31, 2014, that are booked by August 15. The offer also includes a breakfast. It is unclear what exactly the participating properties are. There is a grid of 8 properties on [...]

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Thai Airways Backpedals On Award Chart Changes

July 30, 2014

Thai Airways announced last month (read more here) about upcoming changes to its Royal Orchid Plus program that were supposed to take place on September 1, 2014. Award ticket prices for business and first class would have often doubled, although fliers on premium fares would have earned more miles as well. The higher earnings would [...]

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SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Book July 30 – August 2, 2014 (20% To 69% Off + 5% Extra For SPG Members)

July 30, 2014

Last year, SPG combined Starpicks and Beat The Timer for Hot Escapes. Now that the program is established, I will have a weekly post on Wednesdays about the current offerings. This is still work in progress. We try to find a better way to present the availability and pricing in the coming weeks in compact [...]

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PointsHound Three New Partners (TK, CX & B6) + 1,000 Bonus Points For Booking In New York, Hong Kong Or Istanbul By August 8, 2014

July 30, 2014

PointsHound, which was recently acquired by Points.com (both based in Canada), has introduced three new partners; Turkish Airlines, JetBlue and Cathay Pacific. To celebrate this they are now offering 1,000 bonus miles for bookings of 3 nights or longer in New York, Hong Kong or Istanbul that are made by August 8, 2014.

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Marriott Thailand 72-Hours Up To 50% Flash Sale: Book July 28-31 For Stays August 1 – December 19, 2014

July 30, 2014

Marriott has 72-hours Flash Sale going on for stays in Thailand between August 1 – December 19, 2014, that needs to be booked by July 31. Some hotels are offering 50% off of both room rates and breakfast inclusive ones while others only either or.

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EXTENDED: Rocketmiles First Booking Offer (All Partners) : 3,000 Bonus Miles For A Booking By August 8, 2014

July 29, 2014

Rocketmiles has (yet again) extended bonus offer that is applicable for all airline partners by a month. You can earn 3,000 bonus miles for your first stay that must be booked by August 8, 2014. The actual stay date can be later. Remember that this offer is only available for new members that have not [...]

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IHG Rewards Club Asia, Middle East & Africa 35% Off “Member Exclusive” Sale Stay By December 31, 2014, & Book By September 30

July 29, 2014

IHG Rewards Club has new 25% off stay offer at participating hotels in Asia, Middle East & Africa until December 31, 2014, that are booked by September 30. IHG Reward Club members are eligible for further 10% discount that brings the total maximum discount up to 35% off.

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