About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Nov222019

Wine tasting with dogs in Carmel-by-the-sea, California

Dog friendly spaces, scenic beauty and more than a dozen wine tasting rooms steps apart in the middle of the city center commercial blocks are attractions for this small community of 5,000 residents on California’s Central Coast in Monterey County. Carmel-by-the-sea or simply Carmel, the name generally used by locals, is the upmarket residential community…

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Nov172019

Marriott acquires several all-inclusive resorts in Barbados

Last month Marriott International acquired Elegant Hotels Group, which owns and operates seven hotels on Barbados. Several of the resort hotels are all-inclusive resort properties located on the powdery white sand beaches of Barbados west coast, known as the ‘Platinum Coast’. Marriott reports it will operate all seven properties as all-inclusive resorts following upgrades. Elegant…

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Nov172019

IHG Cyber Sale to Dec 17, stay by May 31

IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group has a global Cyber Sale offering up to 25% off Best Flexible Rates when you book a prepaid, nonrefundable room by Dec 17 for stays through May 31. I see potential value with this sale for travelers needing hotel stays over Thanksgiving and New Year’s holiday weeks. While it depends…

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