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Aug082017

Why I bought 50,000 Choice Points for $385 and where I might spend

Choice Privileges points are valuable currency for me. There is a sale through August 17 for 30% off Choice Privileges points purchases when buying 40,000 to 50,000 points. The rate drops from $11 to $7.70 per 1,000 points. 8,000 points reward night = $61.60 nights (Prague, Porto, Malmo) 10,000 points reward night = $77.00 nights…

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Jun282017

British Airways San Francisco to Oslo, Norway $377 Aug-Sep

Another great British Airways AARP Discount fare is $377 round trip San Francisco to Oslo, Norway flying Finnair operated flights via Helsinki. It is possible to book an overnight stay in Helsinki. These $377 fares are only available for Tuesday departures in August and September. There are other itineraries in the low $400s from San…

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Oct082016

Loyalty Traveler Travels

This is a collection of posts from countries and states, cities, hotels, airports, parks and museums where I have traveled on Loyalty Traveler trips in the past few years. September 2016 London – Slovakia – Austria trip report, September 2016 Slovakia on my mind My late summer trip Kosice, Slovakia to Salzburg, Austria Hotel Review Holiday…

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Aug232016

Why you should book two stays for 8,000 points in Choice Privileges Sep 1-Nov 11, 2016

Choice Hotels continues two stays earn 8,000 Choice Privileges points for hotel stays from September 1 through November 11, 2016. Farris Bad, an Ascend Collection Hotel in Larvik, Norway Choice Hotels Brands: Comfort Inn Comfort Suites Quality Inn Sleep Inn Clarion Hotels Cambria Suites Ascend Hotel Collection MainStay Suites Suburban Extended Stay EconoLodge Rodeway Inn…

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May202016

Choice Privileges Elite Status Match offer

Choice Privileges Elite Status Match is an offer available to members and prospective members residing in the USA with elite status in other hotel loyalty programs. Generally, an elite status match is only allowed once per member account, so don’t waste your opportunity just for the sake of status you won’t use. I did that…

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May152016

Nordic Choice Hotels are the real deal for Sweden and Norway

My first Nordic Choice Hotel for summer in Scandinavia is booked for Stockholm, Sweden. The booking window for North America residents to book hotel reward nights using Choice Privileges points outside of their region is 60 days and 30 days prior to arrival for USA and Canada in our member region. I am within the…

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Mar282016

Nordic Choice Hotels offer high value for Choice Privileges points

This article focuses on the value of Choice Privileges in Scandinavia, a region where Choice Privileges points are almost always worth more than the U.S. dollars in your wallet. Choice Privileges points are a valuable travel currency in Norway and Sweden. Nordic Choice Hotels Nordic Choice Hotels is a Norwegian-based hotel chain with its own…

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Mar222016

Exchange rates makes 2016 great year to visit Norway and Sweden

2016 is a great year to take advantage of lower prices for travel in Scandinavia, Norway and Sweden specifically. The combination of low cost flights to Scandinavia with Norwegian Airlines and WOW Airlines over the past two years, combined with the more favorable exchange rate of the U.S. Dollar and British Pound to Norwegian Krone…

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Feb292016

Choice Privileges rewards for Scandinavia bookable online again

Choice Hotels redesigned its website last month and there was a temporary loss of award bookings for Nordic Choice Hotels and some international Choice Hotels properties, like in Japan. This functionality has now been restored. Readers of Loyalty Traveler may know that I have redeemed several hundred thousand Choice Privileges points for Nordic Choice Hotel…

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Sep232015

Clarion Bergen Airport modern style

Clarion Bergen Airport was one of the nicest airport hotels I have stayed in and one of the best Nordic Choice Hotels rooms I’ve seen. I changed my reservation this week from a downtown Bergen hotel to the airport after visiting the Clarion hotel a couple of weeks ago while waiting for a flight out…

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