An update on my hotel theft case

flickr_3625082311 Michael Gwyther-Jones A quick update on my pending case. The GM called this morning and he was polite but unapologetic. He gave me a quick pep talk along the lines 'Since I'm in this hotel no theft has ever happened. If an item gets lost it's always the guest who misplaces it and sometimes calls […] Read on →

What is a BRG – an introduction

Best_Rate_Guaranteed Over the next couple of posts I'd like to share the 'secrets' of the major hotel chains Best Rate Guarantees with you. I have used this tool many times traveling and it's a great weapon in every travelers war chest. What's the different between Best Rate Guarantee/ Best Price Guarantee/ Look No Further Guarantee? Every […] Read on →

Winner of the American Airlines SWU

flickr_2431507460 randomduck Yes we have a winner for the American Airlines SWU! Congratulations @mkliao please get in touch with us as soon as possible to upgrade your flights! Thank you all very much for participating! There will be a new giveaway starting Friday for 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards. Please stay tuned. Read on →

Conrad Hong Kong Review

lobby2 Book the Conrad Hong Kong here. After 3 days in the 'burbs were were excited to get to downtown Hong Kong and see a bit of the 'action'. I took a cab from the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin to the Conrad and paid about HKD300. The Conrad tower is tall (61 floors) but does have […] Read on →

Another option for cheap flights to the Maldives?

flydubai1 flyDubai the Dubai based discount airline has launched MLE, Male, Maldives as a new destination. Commencing on 19 January 2013, flights will operate five times a week between Dubai's Terminal 2 and the Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. Bringing flydubai's presence in the Indian Subcontinent to nine points across six […] Read on →

Book cheaper car rentals with discount codes

export3 MillionMilesSecrets posted an interesting information about finding cheap car rental rates using two popular rewards malls. The secret weapon to slashing hundreds of dollars in car rentals is to book car rentals with cash (or you can redeem points) through the Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You or Capital One travel portals. I wasn't even […] Read on →

Flying Blue status match comes back!

fb_match Flying Blue has brought back the status match campaign. Any existing Gold status (Top Tier status may suffice, as many are not labeled Gold) with any airline is accepted. The status match is straightforward – the landing page itself provides the upload form. The status match is only available to members in DK/SE/NO/FI but you […] Read on →

Le Meridien New Delhi Review

IMG_0210_copy Book the Le Meridien New Delhi here. Back in August 2012 I visited a number of places in Eastern Asia and India. I will post reviews from places visited in no particular order over the next weeks. The Le Meridien New Delhi is right in the center of New Delhi. It's just one block away […] Read on →

TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards 2013

tlv_cp_city_center Now we all know that Tripadvisor can fool you into relying on the wrong side of reviews. Still I find the aggregate option, taken with a grain of salt, quite useful. They have published the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice list with some interesting finds. In general Four Season seem to do very well anywhere in the […] Read on →