The New Years Festivities are already underway in many places around the globe and the LoyaltyLobby teams wants to send best wishes to our readers wherever they might spend their New Years Eve.
In North America, it’s still midday of December 31st and that means tomorrow we are waking up seeing our annual loyalty account counters reset to zero once again.
Every year there are some nice destinations worldwide where people flock to celebrate new years eve, especially if you’re fond of fireworks but this year it might still be a little different in some parts of the world as many celebrations have been cut down or canceled altogether.
As the loyalty counters start new for many programs we suggest double-check your accounts that status and previous stays are properly reflected to be all set for the new year.
This past year marked the first time post-pandemic when most of us were wholly free to travel again. I was lucky enough to travel to North America and Europe, have taken three cruises, and finally visited Korea, Taiwan as well as Japan again.
Some countries such as Japan, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan had closed their borders for over two years as far as tourism is concerned. Hong Kong finally allowed visitors as well, albeit with heavy restrictions that have since been relaxed.
I’m currently in Tokyo, and most public countdowns such as in Shibuya have been canceled yet again and even hotels such as the Hyatt Centric Ginza have tuned down their NYE program while others like the Park Hyatt Tokyo will steam ahead.
Instead of dwelling further on the negative, I prefer to have positive expectations that the new year will finally bring us even closer to our previous normal life. Whatever will happen, we’re going to deal with it one way or the other.
We from LoyaltyLobby wish all our readers a happy new year 2023, safe travels, and a successful hunt for your loyalty rewards in the coming year!