IHG has launched a new bonus opportunity for stays at the Avid branded hotels between August 2 – November 30, 2021.
IHG Rewards members earn quadruple points for stays consumed during the promotional period after registering for this offer.
Finland has today changed the entry requirements that allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter freely, as long as they can enter the Schengen area or hold a visa.
Also, the internal border checks from Schengen countries are no longer in place. Still, there are health checks to ensure that passengers comply with the entry rules of having been vaccinated, have a recent negative Covid-19 test result, or have recovered from the covid not more than six months ago.
I stayed at a rather horrible Candlewood Suites near LAX Airport this week using points and upon checkout the hotel handed me a receipt that was supposed to be internal – the reimbursement receipt for IHG Rewards Club.
Hotels pay a fee for all reservations that are made with a loyalty account attached and points credited but also receive an – often times low – reimbursement when a guest arrives with a points booking.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding a downgrade from business to the economy from San Francisco to Hawaii (not the best way to start a honeymoon).
Much like Marriott (read more here), Hilton offers a very competing team member discount travel program and something for Friends & Family of those employees as well.
Hilton calls the employee discounts “Go Hilton Team Member” and the rates are really low when available, Friends & Family “Go Hilton Family Friends Rate” and “Go Hilton Extra FFTP.”
There has been more information coming out of Italy and Brussels on how the Italian government plans to end the current misery of the loss-making Alitalia, which has been in administration since 2017, and form a new “national” airline of Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA).
Brussels has given the green light for Italy to fund the new airline, but it cannot be merely a handover of assets from Alitalia to ITA, but they must be auctioned off. In addition, tickets issued for Alitalia flights past October 14, 2021, cannot be used for flights on the new airline.
Three years after a first mass exodus of Alaska Airlines Lounge locations from the Priority Pass network most lounges have rejoined in February but since yesterday all but one appear to have exited the system yet again.
As of today, July 24th 2021 only the New York JFK location will continue to accept Priority Pass, all others have stopped acceptance after a policy change that saw ties between AS/PP severed.
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British Airways has launched a flight discount promotion to celebrate Team GB and ParalympicsGB.
You can book flights to/from the UK using promotional codes TeamGB1 and TeamGB2 for travel through May 25, 2022. However, you must book by July 25.
Marriott has always offered, at least as long as I have been a member – 20 or so years, Elite Benefit Guarantees for its loyalty program members.
Hotels that fail to offer you a welcome amenity choice, walk you to another hotel, or don’t provide breakfast or alternative must provide the compensation on the spot in cash. , Marriott has now clarified certain benefits.
Another one bites the dust: GOL Smiles has just sent out an email to its members informing them that they are ending their miles redemption partnership with Delta Air Lines as per July 26, 2021.
Back in early June, GOL ceased their partnership with Qatar Airways and now it appears Delta is going away as well.