Greece Welcomes Visitors From 29 Countries June 15, 2020

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Greece is in the process of opening up its borders in time for the vital summer season for its many islands.

Eligible passengers arriving on direct flights are subject to spot Covid-19 tests at Athens and Thessaloniki airports (only two open for international arrivals). The list of eligible countries (and likely airports) will be reviewed and expanded from July 1.

IHG Rewards Club Expands Variable Award Pricing

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IHG announced back in 2019 that they would test variable (dynamic) award pricing in some markets (read more here), and this was implemented in Greater China earlier this year (read more here).

Now, IHG Rewards Club has expanded this outside of Greater China, including Vietnam and some US states.

Airfare of the Day [Saga Premium] ICELANDAIR London to Chicago from £606

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Icelandair and their business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between London (LHR), United Kingdom to Chicago (ORD), USA.

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Le Meridien Bora Bora Closes For Renovations (18 To 24 Months)

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Le Meridien Bora Bora has decided not to open immediately after tourists are allowed to reenter French Polynesia, but rather close the resort and use the next 18 to 24 months to refurbish the property.

It is more than ten years since the previous refurbishment, and the property changed ownership in 2016.

Thai Airways Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Won’t Refund Any Tickets For At Least Six Months

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It finally happened: Thai Airways has filed for Bankruptcy Protection in Bangkok’s Central Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday and the petition was accepted on Wednesday afternoon.

As luck would have it, the bad news didn’t take long to come as the carrier announced that refunds won’t be forthcoming for at least six months as the law prevents THAI from any cash disbursements.

Hyatt Asia-Pacific 20% Off Through May 14, 2021

Hyatt has launched a new 20% off rate plan for stays at participating hotels (147 currently) in Asia-Pacific.

Members who have select Visa-cards, make the bookings using offer VS2020, and stay a minimum of two nights are eligible for the discount through May 14, 2021.

LAST CALL: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Buy Miles Up To 60% Mystery Bonus Sale Through May 31, 2020

Alaska Airlines launched back in April a Mileage Plan Mystery Bonus sale that allows members to buy miles at up to 60% bonus that ends on Sunday (May 31, 2020).

Alaska Airlines joins Oneworld in 2021 (read more here), but already has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, and Aer Lingus.

InterContinental Moorea (French Polynesia) Closes For Good

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Pacific Beachcomber, a French Polynesia based hotel group, has made a decision not to reopen one of their InterContinentals in the country.

InterContinental Moorea has closed its doors for good. Still, InterContinental hotels in Tahiti and Bora Bora (Thalasso & Lea Moana) will open once allowed by the government, as is the case with four other hotels operated by the same group.

Accor Reservation Cancellation Covid-19 Policy Update (May 27, 2020)

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Accor has updated (again) its coronavirus cancellation policy as of Wednesday (May 27, 2020).

Accor’s Global Policy, with many exceptions, is valid for stays through June 30, 2020. The rules for cancellations, refunds, credits, vouchers, and what else are very complicated and country/region-specific.

British Airways Forces U.S. / Canadian Members Into Arbitration Agreement & Class Action Waiver

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British Airways has just sent out an email to their U.S. and Canada based customers informing them that effective today they are subject to an arbitration agreement and class action waiver.

According to BA’s email to customers will be asked to accept these changes the next time they book with the carrier on their main website (ba.com).

The Baltics Reopen For Arrivals From 14 Schengen Countries On June 1, 2020

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The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania formed their travel bubble earlier this month that is opened for nationals/residents of 14 Schengen countries as of June 1, 2020.

The Baltic ministers made the decision, according to Estonian media (access here and here), on which countries to include and exclude, and the list is updated weekly.

InterContinental Ambassador Additional Extension May 28, 2020

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IHG Rewards Club announced back in early April (read more here) about an extension to its Ambassadors who saw their paid membership along with vouchers extended by three months.

InterContinental Ambassador

Now, IHG has decided to extend the paid membership and vouchers by an additional three months to a total of six. These both are valid for members who signed up or renewed before March 15.

Las Vegas Strip Reopens On June 4th As Governor Is Confident About Safety Measures

The Nevada Governor has informed the Gaming Control Board that he is confident about reopening the state and therefore the city of Las Vegas on June 4th, 2020.

With life returning to the city, owners and operators of Casino Hotels and Resorts are now working on a schedule which properties to reopen and which will stay closed for now.

Radisson Rewards 20% To 25% Off Dream Deals + 2,500 Bonus Points Per Stay

Radisson Rewards has launched its latest Dream Deals that comes with 20% to 25% off rates and 2,500 bonus points per stay.

The offer is valid for stays through August 31, 2020, and must be booked by July 14. There is no prepayment requirement, but you must cancel eight days before your visit, or there is a one-night penalty.

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