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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Choice Hotels Privileges Elite Fast-Track Offer

Choice Privileges has a special offer, “AGOLD” for new members to earn low level Gold elite membership with a nights count double promotion. Join Choice Privileges by September 30, 2008 and all qualifying nights will count double through the end of the year. Gold elite normally requires 10 nights in a calendar year and with…

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International Travel – Summer 2008 Statistics

Castle District, Prague, Czech Republic I periodically see travel industry claims for hotel prospects staying bright with all the international visitors to the USA taking advantage of the great exchange rate for US Dollars. The Global Insight report for AAA from February 2008, along with government statistics for Jan-Feb 2008 indicates more Americans are traveling…

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Hyatt Offers 25% discount for prepaid summer stays

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch Scottsdale, Arizona Hyatt Gold Passport members can receive a 25% discount on the prevailing rate for hotel stays this summer in North America at participating Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt Hotels. Reservation must be prepaid, made by June 26, 2008 for stays between June 26 and Aug 3,…

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Priority Club Summer PointBreaks Hotels List

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club PointBreaks are one of the best deals available in hotel lodging discounts. 5,000 Priority Club points will redeem a free room for a hotel on the PointBreaks list. Availability is limited and a hotel on the list today may not be there tomorrow if its room allocation is used up.…

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Kimpton Hotels Summer Relief for Flyers’ Frustrations

Hotel Monaco, Denver, Colorado Kimpton Hotels is marketing two hotel summer promotions to provide frustrated airline flyers a bit of cash relief for additional baggage fees and hospitable hospitality treatment for stranded passengers. And registration is not necessary for these Kimpton Hotels offers.WE GOT YOUR BAG “We Got Your Bag” is an offer to provide…

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Inside Flyer’s Hilton HHonors Triple Dip

Hilton Auckland, New Zealand Stephen Colbert might ask, “Hilton HHonors hotel loyalty program – Great or Greatest? I have loads of respect for the crew at Inside Flyer. Without Randy Petersen and FlyerTalk, I’d probably still be a fully employed school teacher taking lots of vacations and getting less value out of my travel expenditures…

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