Some recent BRG success stories

Some recent BRG success stories

As you might have read we have started to help folks find BRGs recently. I wanted to share some recent success stories and learnings. – BRG rates can compete well with corporate rates – in order to file a BRG the hotel must have rooms available on the brand website, otherwise no claim will be […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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My 2013 hotel strategy based on the recent devaluations

My 2013 hotel strategy based on the recent devaluations

Christian Steen The last 4 weeks have been crazy with Intercontinental, Starwood, Hilton, Marriott (notable exception of the major chains is Hyatt so far) changing their award charts for the worse. Here are my reflections on my hotel strategy in 2013 so far. Marriott I did like the Megabonus promotion and had 6 stays last […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Hiltons answer to Marriott, IHG and Starwood

Hiltons answer to Marriott, IHG and Starwood

Mrs. Gemstone Now that Priority Club, Starwood and Marriott have gotten the bad news out the door Hilton did not want to stand back. And being Hilton they managed to disappoint the last hopeful holdout! Reward Categories – We will be expanding to ten hotel reward categories to account for all of the new hotels […]

Posted on February 19, 2013 by in Hilton Honors

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How to file a Marriott Best Rate Guarantee claim (Look No Further claim)

How to file a Marriott Best Rate Guarantee claim (Look No Further claim)

This is the third post in our series about understanding BRGs. Now Marriott calls its version the Look No Further Guarantee but it's just the same thing. Marriott's BRG strength are it's rather flexible terms and it's speedy, no-nonsense processing. Here are the marriott.com BRG claim properly: 1) Identify Marriott hotels in the location you'd […]

Posted on February 18, 2013 by in Best Rate Guarantee, Marriott Rewards Points

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Thank you all for following!

Thank you all for following!

A big 'Thank You' to the person who just gave me the 1,000th Facebook Like! A big 'Thank You' to all 533 Twitter followers. And a big 'Thank You' to all 697 people who added me to their Google circles. Thanks a bunch for taking this journey with me!

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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The winner for the 10,000 American Express points is here

The winner for the 10,000 American Express points is here

jmoneyyyyyyy We have a winner! Thank you very much for participating in the 10,000 American Express giveaway! Almost 300 entries have been made into the giveaway. Lucky number 34 was selected by random.org True Random Number Generator. Congratulations Deb – you have left comment number 34 and your are the lucky winner of our giveaway. […]

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using LANPASS for flights in South America

Using LANPASS for flights in South America

Hector Garcia That LANPASS is a good award program for short awards is no secret but I finally got it to work for me yesterday. My itinerary is Buenos Aires – El Calafate Roundtrip (just to see the Perito Moreno Glacier) and a one-way trip from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls. These flights, though rather […]

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Great Business Class Deals to South America incl. Easter Island on AA/LAN

Great Business Class Deals to South America incl. Easter Island on AA/LAN

TheFlightDeal reports about the South America fare sale in business class for $1,009 – reportedly cheaper than the coach ticket. Valid for travel from April 1st – June 12th for Monday through Thursday departures. Matrix by ITA Software is not pricing this fare correctly. However, if you go on AA.COM and use the booking instructions […]

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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