LoyaltyLobby readers tend to have excellent questions about loyalty programs and I try to answer as many as I can.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding a situation that they have with a former Accor hotel (Mercure Krabi Deevana) that was reflagged on November 1.
Most of the hotels affiliated with chains such as Accor, Hilton or IHG are not owned by them. These chains just have an affiliation agreement for few years after which the contract can be terminated. [click to continue…]
LoyaltyLobby readers tend to have excellent questions about loyalty programs and I try to answer as many as I can here.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a message regarding award availability at the Holiday Inn Express Singapore hotel that had standard rooms for sale but not using points.
It is important to understand the differences in award availability between chains and hotels. I cover IHG Rewards Club on this post. [click to continue…]
A LoyaltyLobby reader shared with me by email what he had been going through with a number of recent hotel reservations.
Hotel prices are no longer necessarily cheapest if booked long in advance especially when the occupancy rate is low. This same applies for the airline tickets as well. But at the same time,if the hotels are filling up fast, there is no limit how high the price may go. [click to continue…]
A reader left a message on LoyaltyLobby’s Facebook wall about earning points and night credits for hotel reservations that are paid but eventually not consumed.
Well. This questions get asked every once in a while. Why wouldn’t I just could earn the miles/points and elite credits for just paying for the nights and flights without having to take them? [click to continue…]
A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me a question earlier this week, whether buying Hilton HHonors Gold status from eBay would be a good idea and how long it would take to go into effect?
Well. This is probably not the intended method by Hilton for someone to get their midtier status that is actually a worthwhile one. [click to continue…]