The Canada – U.S. Border Will Not Reopen This Month Despite Earlier Positive Signs

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Despite positive signs in the past few weeks that the land border crossings between Canada and the U.S. would reopen following the most recent extension of the closure, these hopes have now evaporated.

Government officials in Canada have confirmed to the media that the border won’t reopen despite a hard push by local politicians and the business community.

Accor ALL 20% Off Sports Affiliation Discount For Southeast Asia, Japan & Korea

Accor-affiliated hotels have decided to offer discounts for members affiliated with sports organizations.

ALL members affiliated with sports can save 20% on their stays in Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] SKYTEAM Madrid to New York from 1,230€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Air France/KLM and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Madrid (MAD), Spain and New York (JFK), USA.

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Reader Question: Marriott Bonvoy Elite Benefits Change At Courtyard Hotels?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding the daily F&B credit for Platinum and higher members who stay at Courtyards hotels in the United States, Canada, and the EU?

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Finland Opens For Vaccinated Tourists From EU & Schengen Countries On June 21, 2021

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Finland is relaxing entry requirements from Schengen and EU countries from Monday next week for those coming for work or on a business trip or leisure travelers.

Finland has had one of the strictest entry requirements for even intra-bloc arrivals since March last year that had not applied to nationals, including myself and residents of the country. Life during the pandemic has been mostly normal, with some early restaurant and bar closures but no curfews like in many countries in Central Europe.

Reader Question: Intercontinental O2 Becomes Quarantine Hotel & Cancels All Other Reservations?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about how a hotel can cancel a confirmed reservation without providing any comparable options?

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Delta & American Express New Limited Time Bonuses For New Cardmembers

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Delta Air Lines and American Express have today launched limited-time offers for new co-branded cardholders.

These offers are only available for new members that apply between June 17 – July 28, 2021.

Accor ALL South America 50% Off Healthcare Heroes Rate For Stays Through December 28, 2021 (Book By July 14)

Accor hotels in South America have decided to offer 50% off inclusive breakfast rates for Healthcare Heroes.

The rate plan is valid for stays through December 28, 2021, and must be booked by July 14.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD Tokyo to Paris from $2,023/¥223,800

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

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Hilton Introduces Confirmed Connecting Rooms

Many travelers have struggled to book connecting rooms online, having to resort to calling the hotel to confirm them, and often found that they were not available at the end when checking in.

Hilton has now introduced a booking option that allows you to confirm Connecting Rooms when making the reservation online without any manual processes or having to contact the hotel.

Summer, Sand & Ankle Bracelets: Phuket Readies For Opening With Even More Restrictions Including Facial Detection

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The ongoing comedy of reopening for vaccinated tourists in the Phuket Sandbox has reached another level of absurdity as visitors now have to wear an affixed tracking device during their stay and are being tracked by a facial recognition system.

In addition to three local Covid-19 tests Tourist will have their precise locations tracked via the global positioning system (GPS) feature on an English version of Mor Chana App, as well as a location-tracking wristband and a facial detection system designed by China.

Marriott Bonvoy Makes Platinum And Higher Member Upgrades More Challenging

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Marriott Bonvoy Gold members have been eligible for complimentary room upgrades, excluding suites, and Platinum and higher for select suites available at the time of checking in for the duration of their stay.

Marriott Bonvoy has today changed the rules of upgrading Gold and Platinum and higher tier members, and you could infer that these changes are for the worse.

Finnair Removes Priority Ground Services, Baggage & Lounge Access For Business Class Light-Fares

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Finnair yesterday announced that it would further decouple services even from business class Light fares that would no longer include any ground priority services, baggage allowance, or even lounge access.

Passengers can purchase Classic fare that comes with usual business class benefits, although Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members are eligible for most of them even if buying the cheapest option.

Air Canada Aeroplan Up To 20,000 Bonus Miles For A Stay In Vancouver By December 15, 2021

Air Canada has launched an excellent promotion for up to 20,000 bonus Aeroplan miles for a stay in Vancouver between June 21 – December 15, 2021.

The bonus miles are in addition to what is usually earned for these stays. You must book between June 10 – July 7

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