Miles & Points Enthusiasts Meetup in the City of Angels next week

Miles & Points Enthusiasts Meetup in the City of Angels next week

photographerglen I'll be in Los Angeles next week for 2 days and I'm planning another miles & points enthusiasts meetup for Tuesday, February 26th, 7.30 PM in Beverly Hills. If you are interested in joining and meeting up with a bunch of fellow travelers, please shoot me an email la_meetup attt bluusun dot com.

Posted on February 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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My experience in Reykjavik, Iceland

My experience in Reykjavik, Iceland

During summer last year I spent 3 nights in Iceland and really got to like it! I used 25,000 United Miles for the flights to get to Reykjavik. I made the trip while I was in Germany and Lufthansa has direct seasonal flights to Reykjavik from Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin (but none from their hubs […]

Posted on February 22, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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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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