Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Icelandair and their Saga premium class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands and Toronto (YYZ), Canada.
Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes that are available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through September 6, 2020. You must book by Sunday.
Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.
Air Canada has previously announced that it will revamp it’s Aeroplan program and the starting date of the “New Aeroplan” is set for November 8, 2020.
IHG Rewards Club launched in early July a 100% bonus points sale that was already extended once but does now end this Friday (August 14, 2020).
IHG sells points throughout the year (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 150,000 points every calendar year before any targeted offers.
Marriott has sent out a communication about its latest global Bonvoy promotion to associates in the Greater China/Asia-Pacific, according to a post made on a Chinese website FlyerTea.
Marriott Bonvoy members, according to the information posted – not independently verified, earn 2,500 bonus points for each stay consumed between August 13 – October 18, 2020. Members also receive a one-time bonus of 5,000 points after their third stay.
Many international hotel chains have “Make a Green Choice” programs that either reward guests for skipping housekeeping on multi-night stays or promises to do something good for the environment such as plant trees.
Both SPG (500 Starpoints) and Marriott (500 Marriott Rewards points) allowed members to earn points or get an F&B credit while staying for two nights or longer, and the program was continued under Bonvoy. This has now come to an end.
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is a collection of independent hotels and smaller chains that use the GHA’s Discovery as their guest loyalty/recognition program.
Discovery is currently offering a Platinum status after a stay of two nights (read more here) until the end of August and has extended the offer of Double Elite Night Credits through the end of 2020.
It was IHG’s turn today to release their second-quarter 2020 numbers, and they were quite in line with what Hilton and Marriott have announced in the past week.
IHG performed somewhat better due to being heavy on the select service versus luxury that has performed better in this environment. The global RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room) was down by 75%, and 5% of IHG’s hotels (roughly 300) were closed at the end of July.
Air Asia Has Now Scheduled Flights From Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Splitting Operations Between Both Local Airports
As Air Asia has previously announced they have now loaded flights from Bangkok’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport from September 25, 2020 in addition to their core operations at the old Don Mueang airport in order to compete with other low cost carriers.
Until now both VietJet and Scoot (international flights) have been been offering flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport while Air Asia exclusively used Don Mueang which might not be as convenient to many passengers.
Radisson Rewards members that haven’t made use of the chains mobile app before have the opportunity to earn themselves 3,000 points by making their first two-night+ stay via mobile.