Ric Garrido

Got Miles? Get Hilton HHonors Points!

An integrated loyalty program travel plan provides numerous opportunities to use airline miles and hotel points for travel savings. The

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American Airlines Platinum Challenge and Low Winter Fares

Help! My Airline Status Is Falling and I Need a Boost Up Travel is the quickest way to earn elite

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Better Late Than Never — SPG 50% Off Redemption

This SPG platinum-lite member (I requalified for platinum status through “Stays Count Double” promotion) returned home from a Colorado trip

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Rocky Mountain Wired Less in Colorado

Hyatt Regency, Denver – lobby “Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear Of

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The Super-Affluent Don’t Do Super-WalMart

Laurence Geller listed some interesting data points in a blog from Jan 18, 2008. His piece discusses the widening divide

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Nickel and Dimed! US Airways Ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers -david bowie My post on Monday,

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Major hotel loyalty program brands on Conde Nast Traveler 2008 Hotel Gold List

The Conde Nast Traveler Gold List describes itself as the “Best Places to Stay in the World, selected by readers

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Hotel Points Exchange Rate Theory

Hotel Points Exchange Rate Theory A common question is “How much are hotel points worth?” A frequent guest wants a

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Starwood Le Meridien Brand Free Nights Promotion

Le Meridien San Francisco, center and to left of pyramid TransAmerica building. This hotel was formerly a Park Hyatt. I

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The Disadvantage of Marriott Rewards

What do I think of Marriott Hotels and Marriott Rewards? – There are 250 Marriott brand hotels in California. They

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