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When Hilton Honors launched the new Points + Money awards on March 1, 2017, they decided to keep the former award category caps in place and introduced a new award pricing tool to check the prices (read more here)

Hilton Honors Award Categories

This means that as long as these former categories are in place the awards for standard rooms would be priced either dynamically (roughly 0.5 cents per Hilton Honors points) or at the former category maximum. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at promotions for April 2017 from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive.

Hilton Honors Amex Gold Fast Track 2017

The first quarter is already gone and now all programs have finally promotions going on (looking at Hyatt – they didn’t have anything for a long while). [click to continue…]

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This week’s Whine Wednesdays deals with credit card holds that most hotels authorize when the guest checks in. You often see horror stories online and sometimes in the press as well about people that don’t understand how these work.

Whine Wednesdays Excessive Credit Card Holds Case Hilton Tokyo

Some hotels only put the room charge through as an authorization, others may use room charge + $100 and others, who knows what. A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me an example earlier this week that I thought was excessive considering the room rate. [click to continue…]