IHG China 4-Day 50% Off Sale Book May 20-23 & Stay May 24 – June 9, 2014

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IHG has a new 50% off 4-day flash sale for participating properties in Greater China (mainly in mainland China in reality). The discount at Holiday Inn Express hotels is capped at 25%.

IHG China 4-Day Flash Sale May 2014

You must make a booking between May 20-23 for stays between May 24 – June 9, 2014. Note that the bookings under this offer appear not to be prepaid and are in fact cancelable.

Wyndham Rewards Double Airline Miles Promo May 20 – September 5, 2014 (Airberlin, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish, Czech & Saudia)

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Wyndham Rewards has launched double airline miles promotion for Airberlin, Czech, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish & Saudia frequent flier stays between May 20 and September 5, 2014.

Wyndham Double Airline Miles Promo Summer 2014

You can earn double airline miles for you 2nd, 3rd and 4th stay during the promotional period. You can earn the bonus for maximum of 3 rooms at a time.

Thai Military Declares Martial Law (Coup d’état?) & What Does It Mean For Visitors?

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A lot has happened in Thailand since the previous coup by the army in 2006 that removed Thaksin from power and eventually forced him to exile.

Thailand Martial Law Military Coup

There has been a lot of unrest in Thailand and Bangkok in the past year that culminated in the resignation of the Prime Minister Yingluck (Thaksin’s sister) after Constitutional Court found her guilty for abuse of power.

Etihad BusinessConnect 20,000 Miles Sign Up Offer (Expires May 31, 2014)

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Etihad Airways has been promoting heavily its BusinessConnect program for SME’s that are not eligible for corporate contract.

Etihad BusinessConnect Sign Up Offer Spring 2014

In essence, the flier earns all the usual miles for Etihad and airberlin flights to his/her Etihad Guest account and the business will also earn bonus miles for its BusinessConnect account for the same flights. Virgin Australia flights that are Etihad coded are eligible for BusinessConnect miles as well.

Delta SkyMiles Promo: 2,000 Bonus Miles For Dining Sign Up & First Dine Of $30+ (Sign Up By December 31, 2014)

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Rewards Network has also promotion Delta SkyMiles members for 2,000 bonus miles for sign up by December 31, 2014, and dining within 30 days of registration to this offer.

Delta SkyMiles Dining Bonus 2,000 Miles

There are also AA/US version of this offer (access here) and United one that gives you 500 miles just for successful sign up without any dine requirement (access here).

IHG Rewards Club Terms & Conditions Changes May 19, 2014

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InterContinental Hotels Group / Six Continents Hotels have made changes to the Terms and conditions of the IHG Rewards Club that are effective today May 19, 2014

IHG Rewards Club Terms & Conditions Changes May 19 2014

As is usually the case with Terms & Conditions updates that may have negative effect on the program members, there has been zero communication about these changes from IHG Rewards Club.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways First Week 19-23, 2014 (Wyndham, Hertz, Choice & Hilton)

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The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways started today and will last for total of five weeks. Wyndham, Hertz, Choice and Hilton has points for sale this week. .

US Travel Association Daily Getaways

You can save extra 10% by paying using an American Express credit card and all the prices mentioned below are BEFORE this discount.

Marriott eBreaks For May 22-25, 2014 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

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Marriott has number of properties each week on eBreaks list that is valid for the upcoming weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

Marriott eBreaks May 22 - 25

These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Terms & Conditions Update

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IHG Rewards Club has not previously had any specific terms and conditions governing the Points Breaks program (award nights for 5,000 points per night), but this has now changed.

IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks Terms and Conditions Change

IHG has instituted some rather stern text on its Point Breaks list web page. This change was first noted on a FlyerTalk post (access here).

Bangkok Hotels Half Empty But Rates Don’t Budge

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All the political unrest in Thailand have hit the hotel occupancy rates hard in Bangkok and the country’s GDP shrank 0.6% January to March 2014 compared to year earlier.

Thailand Economy U

Last week, the STR released the hotel occupancy and rate performance for the first quarter for 2014 and the results were horrible for Bangkok but ok for other regions.

Hilton Middle East & Africa 25% To 40% Off Summer Sale May 18 – October 5, 2014

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Hilton now has its website up for the Summer Weekend Sale, which I first wrote about last week, for stays at participating properties in the Middle East & Africa between May 18 and October 5, 2014.

Hilton Middle East Summer Sale 2014

The sale is going on until October 5, but you must book at least 5 days in advance. The discount varies from 25% to 40%, although most properties are discounted by 33%.

What Happened To FlyerTalk’s Coupon Connection?

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A couple of questions have risen in the past week from readers and friends of mine about what happened to FlyerTalk’s Coupon Connection that has now been shut down for more than a month.

FlyerTalk Coupon Connection

Coupon Connection on FlyerTalk was only available for established forum members and the access requirements have changed couple of times over the time. There was number of months requirement as a member and you needed to have certain number of real posts (no posting runs).

IHG Europe Summer 30% off Sale For Stays July 4 – September 4, 2014 (Book 21 Days In Advance)

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IHG has now rolled their Europe summer sale for stays between July 4 and September 4, 2014, that must be booked 21 days in advance.

IHG Rewards Club Europe Summer Sale

You will get at least 30% discount off of the Best Available Rate that may include breakfast. This rate is prepaid and noncancelable.

Marriott Rewards New Orleans Promo: 2,000 Bonus Points Until June 23, 2014

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Marriott Rewards has another promo for 2,000 bonus points for a midweek stays (Sunday to Thursday) in New Orleans until June 23, 2014.

Marriott Rewards New Orleans 2,000 Bonus Points Offer

You earn 2,000 bonus points per stay (you can hotel hop) for a stay that includes Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. You must book using an offer code MR5.

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