Australia Likely Bans International Travel Until 2022

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Australia instituted an international travel ban back in February 2020 that has resulted in tens of thousands of its citizens still stranded overseas due to the very low number of incoming passengers allowed in weekly due to hotel quarantine capacity and international airlines further cutting flights to the country last week (read more here).

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Now, the top health chief has predicted that the international ban on travel to and from Australia will stay in place until 2022 despite Qantas starting to sell international flights from July 2021 (read more here).

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] EMIRATES Jakarta to Washington DC from $2,334

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Emirates and their business class excursion round trip fares between Jakarta (CGK), Indonesia and Washington DC (IAD), USA.

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IHG Rewards Club Rate And Bonus Promotions & Covid-19 Policies January 2021

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Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG’s coronavirus policies and IHG Rewards Club promotional opportunities, both rate and points for January 2021.

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Reader Email: “STOP Marriott Friends and Family Calls coming to my phone”

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question by email about how to stop robocalls that appear to be coming from Marriott.

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Accor Fairmont Every Second Night Free Through June 30, 2021 (Book By March 31)

Fairmont hotels in North America and the Caribbean continue to offer the Stay Close-rate plan that gives every second night free.

Accor Live Limitless members can stay on this second-night free rate plan through June 30, 2021, but it must be booked by March 31.

UK Mulls Mandatory Hotel Quarantine, GPS & Facial Tracking For All Arrivals

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The UK scraps the Travel Corridors that were introduced for summer travel in 2020 tomorrow at 4 AM (read more here) when all arrivals to the country require a negative Covid-19 test combined with a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

The UK’s media is now reporting that the country’s government is mulling far more serious actions for international arrivals that would include mandatory quarantine at government-provided hotels with a fee, combined with GPS and facial tracking.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD Singapore to Paris from $1,882

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

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Extremely Cheap Elite Qualifying Day Rates (Sub $50) With “Work From Hyatt” In Bangkok

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Hyatt Hotels is currently running the “Work from Hyatt” program which are basically day rates where rooms can be used for work daytime staycation including access to all facilities – and the rates are fully elite qualifying.

After browsing through social media I came across advertisements of Hyatt properties in Bangkok that offer these rates for as little as 1,350 Baht ($45) which must be the lowest I’ve seen for this rate type worldwide.

Compensation Clinic: Thompson Playa Del Carmen Main House

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This week the Compensation Clinic pays a Thompson Playa Del Carmen Main House-hotel visit where yours truly stayed the other week.

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Best Western Rewards 1,000 bonus Points For A Stay By June 30, 2021

Best Western Rewards has launched a surprise bonus of 1,000 points for new members and select existing accounts.

This offer is valid for members in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands is valid for one stay at any Best Western property worldwide by June 30, 2021.

Suite Saturdays: Art Deco Suite @ Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Art Deco Suite, a 52 sq.m./560 sq.f. 1-bedroom king suite at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES New York to Rio de Janeiro from $979

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between New York (JFK/LGA/EWR), USA and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Brazil.

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Accor ALL Turkey 30% Off Sale For Stays Through May 11, 2021 (Book By March 31)

Accor has launched a “Winter is the New Summer’ sale for stays at participating hotels in Turkey through May 11, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members save 30%, and breakfast is included. Most of the hotels also offer a 30% discount on F&B and SPA expenses. You must book this rate plan by March 31.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 40% Off Through January 31, 2021

American Airlines has launched a new offer to purchase or gift AAdvantage miles at up to 40% off through January 31, 2021.

American Airlines a while back upped the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. The account that buys or receives the miles must have been open for minimum of 30 days.

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