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Hilton HHonors Points and Money Rewards table

While working on an article on Cash and Points Rewards for Inside Flyer magazine, I find myself closely studying the Hilton HHonors website today. On October 3, 2011 I found a Hilton HHonors Points and Money Rewards chart on the Hilton website and included the chart in my Loyalty Traveler post analyzing HHonors Points & Money Rewards. Within…

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Inside the vault of goldpoints plus

There was a reason I had to ambush Heather Passe in the conference hall. At lunch time the day before, the media conference for press Q&A at the Carlson Hotels Global Summit in Orlando brought together top executives like Hubert Joly, Carlson Hotels President and CEO. Nothing even remotely related to the goldpoints plus loyalty…

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Starwood Points Earning Power in Real Travel

Starwood Points Earning Power in Real Travel One of the primary difficulties in hotel loyalty program-to-program comparisons is the inability to accurately predict the earning power of real hotel travel due to variability of hotel program special offer bonuses for the frequent guest. Most comparisons simply calculate points earned based on a fixed dollar amount…

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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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Inside Flyer’s Hotel Loyalty Program Comparison

Sheraton Libertador Presidential Suite, Buenos Aires, Argentina The good life as a low-spender traveler in hotel loyalty programs.$163/night paid rate and complimentary upgrade to this $500/night room in June 2007. InsideFlyer has a free cover story report on a comparison of hotel loyalty programs.The content of this first section of the hotel loyalty program comparisons…

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