Accor ALL Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & French Polynesia Double Points Through May 31, 2021

Accor has launched an offer for stays at more than 340 participating hotels in the Pacific through May 31, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members earn double points for stays in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and French Polynesia booked after registering for this offer.

Welcome Letter Woes: Case Sheraton Buganvilias (Puerto Vallarta)

When you stay at a full-service hotel for the first time, it makes sense to read through the usual welcome letter for crucial information, such as lounge opening times.

I am occasionally rolling my eyes because of mistakes (information – not writing) that hotels have left to them, as was the case with the most recent one.

Fairmont San Jose Files For Bankruptcy & Closes Its Doors

It is very tumultuous times for hotels and operators that loaded up on debt before Covid-19 and now are unable to service it.

Fairmont San Jose is the latest victim. The hotel filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday and immediately closed its doors while trying to restructure the debt and find a new operator.

Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points Promotions Update March 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Honors bonus points and rate promotions you can use in March 2021.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too.

IHG Hotels InterContinental Alliance Resorts Las Vegas Palazzo & Venetian Offers

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IHG Hotels have two InterContinental Alliance Resorts in Las Vegas with limited Ambassador & Royal Ambassador benefits.

Now, Palazzo and Venetian offer up to 25% off rates for IHG Rewards members with Grab and Go breakfast from select outlets.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD Tokyo To Frankfurt from $1,369

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their basic season business class promotional round trip fares between Tokyo (NRT), Japan and Frankfurt (FRA), Germany.

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Marriott Bonvoy Greater China Member Day Exclusives March 2021

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Marriott has launched its February 2021 Member Day Exclusives for stays in Greater China (Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan) for stays through April 7, 2021.

Marriott Bonvoy members can choose from three different offers, from bonus points to dining discounts that you must book between March 8 – 10.

Using Chase Ultimate Rewards To “Pay Yourself Back” Instead Of Points Transfers


Last summer Chase has introduced the “Pay Yourself Back” feature allowing Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cardholders to redeem their Ultimate Rewards at very favorable rates by offsetting restaurant and supermarket spend.

Through April 30, 2021 card holders can still benefit from an increased rate for the statement credit when using Ultimate Rewards points for cash instead of travel partner transfers.

OMNI & Loews Launch Partnership

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OMNI, with its loyalty program and Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) tie-up, and Loews Hotels, without one, have launched a cross-selling partnership.

There is no loyalty participation between these two chains, but there will be Loews hotels showing up on OMNI’s website and vice versa where each brand has gaps in presence.

British Airways Advises/Forces You To Change Password Due To SITA Hack


SITA, a company providing services to the transportation industry, including airlines, which also own it, was hacked last week, and frequent flier information of many airlines was breached.

Among many other airlines, British Airways sent out an email to affected members, but unlike others, it required everyone affected to change their account passwords.

First Radisson Individuals Opens Up In The United States – Sebastian Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida


Radisson introduced a “Radisson Individuals” soft conversion brand back in October 2020 (read more here) with very few signs up to go live at launch.

There is now the first Radisson Individuals hotel open in St. Augustine, Florida, called Sebastian Hotel.

How Do You Believe The Covid-19 Pandemic Will Play Out?


It is now been roughly a year since the Covid-19 pandemic started to affect most of our lives, having been spreading since late 2019. Sebastian published our first piece mentioning the virus on January 20th last year (access here).

It is now exactly a year when I had to change my flights and get into Japan three days earlier to enter before the country started to require quarantine (I made the cut-off by an hour), and later in that March they closed the border for most non-national arrivals.

Suite Saturdays: King Junior Suite @ Hilton Puerto Vallarta


Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the King Junior Suite, a 40 sq. m/431 sq. ft suite at the Hilton Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Image: Hilton Hotels

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD Seoul to Paris from $1,238

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their business class promotional round trip fares between Seoul (ICN), Korea and Paris (CDG), France.

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