Gold Passport Hyatt's loyalty program

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The ever so hated Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) when paying in a foreign currency makes a comeback to LoyaltyLobby this week. I encountered this by using one of the outlets at the Park Hyatt Beijing.

DCC SCAM

This method of ‘generating extra revenue by screwing your customers’ is not new and mostly the frequent traveler encounters this at the hotel front desk or sometimes car rentals. However you can also encounter this at regular stores and restaurants.

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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 July 2015

All other hotel chains besides Marriott have their summer promotions going on. Marriott Rewards decided not to have summer promotion at all this year! [click to continue…]

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I have received an email from Singapore Airlines this morning advertising a special arrangement of Formula One Singapore Grand Prix Tickets which will take place this year from the 18th to 20th of September. You can find the web based version of that email here.

This is quiet a popular event so I decided to check out what this offer is all about and at the same time checking the availability for points redemptions at Hyatt for the Grand Hyatt Singapore and the SPG Portfolio.

SIA F1

For the tickets themselves, whilst for sure available through the usual outlets, SIA offers special arrangements with the possibility to earn from 2,500 up to 15,000 Krisflyer miles depending on the ticket category. See details below:

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Here are five reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions & Comments June 13 2015

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport has launched its latest Sweet Dreams Sweet Rewards promotion for stays between June 1 – September 30, 2015, on June 1st and has been slowly emailing members their targeted offers.

Hyatt Gold Passport Sweet Dreams Sweet Rewards June 1 September 30 2015 65K Offer

There are again several offers and I ask readers to email me link to the ones that they received if different from the ones listed below and I will then update the post. [click to continue…]