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Mar082008

St. Regis on Skyauction.com

A Starwood St. Regis suite, San FranciscoSPG Category 620,000 points/night low-season25,000 points/night peak season A sign of the times? St. Regis on LuxuryLink.com I would have anticipated, but luxury at a discount through SkyAuction was not a “For Sale” I envisioned. Wednesday, March 5 had a Skyauction listing for a per night bid, for up…

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Mar052008

EuroCheapo.com site and blog – I’ve been there!

I was checking out train schedules in Austria and thinking about Vienna. Made a search and came across EuroCheapo blog on Austrian rail train specials. The blog is an entertaining read as the bloggers are currently in Berlin. The blog led me to the EuroCheapo website which is a great niche resource for bargain travel…

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Feb272008

Priceline Bidding for Travel

Is there a Priceline Master in the House? I am not a real doctor (PhD). I only have a Master of Science. That is why I work for consumers instead of pocketing the lucrative research paycheck from the hotel industry. The doctor, Chris K. Anderson, Ph.D., at the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research has come…

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Feb132008

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 variety of strategies for reducing the cost of a hotel stay. Your choices are dictated primarily by the investment of time you are willing to make to find the best deal. Traveling with a big…

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Feb122008

Airline Miles Transfer Tutorial

Airline Miles Transfer Tutorial or Know When To Hold Them The other night a discussion evolved in my home around transferring airline miles. The issue of transferring frequent flier miles from one account to another is generally a poor value transaction in my opinion and I shared this comment with my friend. The argument for…

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