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This week’s Whine Wednesday is about “fake” Royal Ambassador upgrades at InterContinental branded hotels.

Whine Wednesdays Fake Upgrades

I have now come across two InterContinental hotels that have a special room category that is used “exclusively” for Royal Ambassador upgrades and is not even sold publicly. Perhaps these are just fake categories to fulfill the loyalty program upgrade requirements? [click to continue…]

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Here’s comprehensive look at the current promotion from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

Hotel Promotions Update May 2016

All major programs now have their promotions running including Hyatt Gold Passport that hadn’t nothing going on for half a year. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels launched last year weekly Private Sale campaign for stays in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (not all destinations featured each week) at 30% to 50%.

Le Club AccorHotels Weekly Private Sales

Le Club AccorHotels usually releases a new list every week (sometimes they do skip weeks around the Super or Worldwide Private Sales). I will cover these sales once they go live. [click to continue…]

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There is interesting Finnair related court case going on in Finland right now where flight attendant smuggled Chinese citizens to Schengen area that didn’t have proper visas.

Finnair FA

The passengers were ticketed to fly to Russia and had proper Russian visas on their passports. The flight attendant, however, let them to Finland using side doors at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport bypassing the passport control and most of the passengers continued then to Central Europe. [click to continue…]