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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

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The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Los Angeles Times was reporting (access here) that Marriott has made a chainwide decision that religious material (the book of Mormon and Bible) are no longer mandated to be stocked at Moxy and EDITION brands.

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Marriott has been the only global hotel operator that has been pushing all their properties to include these two books at properties outside of the Muslim countries. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has now sent out a proper email to clarify the one sent to couple of weeks back titled “Member booking update” that caused more confusion than clarity. I have covered that issue on my recent posts here, here, here and here.

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This new email “Notification of Membership Policies” that was sent out to members in Greater China this morning is the one that should have been sent out in the first place. It clarifies the issues that IHG tried to (mis)communicate on the previous one. [click to continue…]

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Another week of our regular series Whine Wednesday and today we talk about Bathroom Amenities available at hotels that many properties have now changed to an ‘On Request’ option.

ww-amenitiesUsually full service hotels (especially in the 4-5 Star range) provide a full range of bathroom amenities but more and more properties lay out less of these products nowadays. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a comprehensive look at the December 2016 promotions from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

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We should soon start learning about the offers for 2017. There are quite a few chains now that don’t have promotions going on. [click to continue…]

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The Justice Department today approved Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America that was announced back in April (JetBlue was the other bidder that lost).

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Alaska must scale back its codesharing with American Airlines for the deal to be approved. This will reduce American Airlines coded pasengers on Alaska’s flights by half. The deal doesn’t have affect on Alaska’s partnership with Delta. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding award availability at the DoubleTree hotel in Jiaxing China where award rooms are supposed to go for 5,000 HHonors points per night.

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Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Air Berlin has sent out emails to their customers and Topbonus members announcing details of the ongoing company restructuring which apparently won’t leave much behind of the airline as we know it.

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Apart from the already announced transfer of aircraft to competitors Etihad will purchase the entire Air Niki and take over the very popular mid-haul tourist destination traffic to Southern Europe and North Africa. [click to continue…]