Hilton announced their latest Honors promotion called “More Nights, More Points” for stays between May 3 – September 6, 2021.
Honors members earn double points for stays of one or two nights and triple points for three nights or longer.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands and Los Angeles (LAX), USA.
Hilton has and is in the process of launching four new hotels in Las Vegas, of which three are located at the brand new Resorts World-complex.
The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (the old Hard Rock Hotel) already opened in March. Honors members can earn 1,000 bonus points per night at these four hotels.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has introduced several policies impacting KrisFlyer member status, certificates and miles from expiring due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and reduction of travel options.
KrisFlyer has previously extended miles by six months and now has introduced yet a new policy for miles expiring July 2021 and March 2022, including those already extended previously.
Qatar Airways offered status matches last year for members living in select countries and flying with competing airlines. A reader dropped us an email about Qatar’s inability to extend the qualification period.
European Council this past week agreed on the European Commission proposal for Digital Green Certificates (read covid passports) that each member state would be required to issue for its citizens and residents.
European Parliament will cast its vote on April 28, 2021. The plan is to have these interoperable Digital Green Passports issued by each member state + Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, ready by mid-June.
Resorts World Las Vegas property with three separate Hilton affiliated hotels of Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords (LXR) is set to open its doors on June 24, 2021. It is open for reservations from that date.
The 3,500 room integrated resort has been in development since 2007, and the groundbreaking took place in 2015. Resorts World Las Vegas is the first strip hotel to open in more than a decade.
Australia has required its citizens and permanent residents to apply for a permit to leave, but this is now possible via New Zealand through the travel bubble without going through the permission route.
The Trans-Tasman travel bubble is now officially open, allowing those that have been in New Zealand or Australia for a minimum of 14 days to travel between these two countries freely.
IHG Rewards launched a much-awaited top-tier Spire Elite status back in 2015 (read more here) with a promise of new benefits that would soon be introduced but which never materialized (still waiting six years later) outside of the Greater China (read more here).
It seems to have come as a surprise to many when I mentioned on the recent InterContinental Ambassador renewal piece that buying or renewing the paid membership also renews your Spire Elite status. I thought that this was widely known.
Sonesta launched back in March an offer for stays at newly affiliated hotels, likely those rebranded from Marriott and IHG. The offer has now been extended through May 31, 2021.
Sonesta Travel Pass members earn 2,500 bonus points for each stay at these select hotels between April 16 – May 31, 2021.
As many of our readers are aware of based on the recent coverage, I have been in and around Mexico since early January.
Most of my stays have been good to excellent, while there have been three Compensation Clinic cases.