Feb082019

LAX-SFO to Auckland $640-$697 Feb-Nov

Fiji Airways and Hawaiian Airlines have Auckland on sale from Los Angeles and San Francisco with ticket prices around $697 for departures through most of 2019. Mid-June and July have least low fare availability. Expedia has ticket prices as low as $640 on some dates. There are Fiji Airways itineraries with overnight layovers in Nadi…

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Feb072019

152 Hotel Brands in Top 9 loyalty programs

Nine major hotel chains with loyalty programs currently number 152 different hotel brands for earning and redeeming points. Most of the major chains had at least one new hotel brand become part of their respective hotel loyalty program within the past year. Smith Travel Research provides a hotel industry standard market segment ranking for most…

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Feb072019

February 2019 hotel loyalty promotions guide

February 2019 is a pivotal time with Marriott Rewards changing to Marriott Bonvoy on the February 13. That means new category 8 reward category will kick in soon with hotel redemption rate rising from 60,000 points to 85,000 points per reward night on March 5, 2019. We should see the impact of peak and off-peak…

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Feb062019

Amsterdam Sweets Hotel with 28 Bridge houses

One night in Amsterdam last month I snapped a photo of a hotel room located in a canal bridge house outside de Hortus, Amsterdam’s botanical garden opened in 1638. SWEETS hotel Amsterdam is a unique hotel concept based on reconversion of historic Amsterdam bridge houses located on canals. There are 28 Bridge Houses in different…

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Feb052019

AA Geneva to SFO $252-$303rt Apr-June, Aug-Oct

Oneworld alliance airlines are tossing about ridiculously low fares to California. One offer today is Geneva to San Francisco at $252 to $303 round trip for travel dates in April, May, early June, then late August into October 2019. Lowest ticket prices are available through American Airlines. American Airlines ticket $252.20 CHF / $252.14 USD…

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