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It is time for the Pros and Cons of hotel loyalty programs 2014 update, and I will start it off with the Le Club Accorhotels that I have not included previously.

Pros and Cons of Le Club Accorhotels

I didn’t want to include the program in the previous years, as I hadn’t had too much stay experience with them. This year, however, I had close to 20 nights during the last 3 months due to lucrative promotions. [click to continue…]

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Here are three reader questions from the past week that I have decided to reply here publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions December 20

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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Accor made an announcement yesterday about their new partnership with Huazhu Hotels of China that will take over ibis, ibis Styles, Novotel, Mercure and Mercure Grand brands in Greater China under a master franchise agreement.

Accor Huazhu Hotels Partnership

Pullman, MGallery and Sofitel brands stay under Accor, but Huazhu Hotels will have minority interest of 10% of them in China. Accor will also become 10% minority shareholder of Huazhu Hotels. [click to continue…]

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On November 28, I wrote (access here) about Le Club Accorhotels British Airways, Avios and Delta promotions that Accor seemed to have canceled without any prior notice.

Le Club Accorhotels Bonus Miles Promotions Fall 2014

Then on December 2, I wrote (access here) that Accor was claiming this to be just a “glitch” and a “technical” error, although the the promotions still show as expired when you try to access them on Accor’s website.

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