May082018

Kimpton on its way to UK

InterContinental Hotels Group will be adding 13 high-end hotels to its UK portfolio after the sale of Principal and DeVere hotels from Starwood Capital Group to Foncière des Régions. The $1.1 billion deal is expected to close in June 2018. Foncière des Régions plans to rebrand these hotels with IHG. The Principal London The Principal Edinburgh…

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May072018

United $433 LAX/SFO/SJC to Portugal Sep-Mar 2019

United Airlines with Star Alliance have flights to Portugal on sale from about $433-$450 round trip from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose airports. These are ticket prices through United.com. Ticket prices were only $3 to $10 discounts through Momondo.com searches for dates I compared. Lisbon is on sale from all three California airports…

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May072018

United/Air Canada $366-$396 SFO to Copenhagen

Air Canada flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Toronto are priced as low as $366-$396 round trip through Momondo.com for travel in October and November. These can also be booked through Air Canada or United.com for higher prices. Low fares are available August to December 2018. To quickly find $366 fares, search Google Flights…

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May052018

London for $100/night with IHG this summer

The combination of a MasterCard IHG promotional rate with IHG Rewards Club Accelerate summer 2018 promotion has me thinking about a ‘hotel hunters international’ virtual episode comparing options for 6 paid nights in London for as close to $600 as I can find. Or will I go over-budget spending more for hotels better suited to…

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May052018

SFO to Queenstown, NZ $574 Qantas Sep-March

Qantas has low ticket prices at $574 round trip from San Francisco to Queenstown, New Zealand ZQN for travel in Sep and Nov 2018, then late Jan-March 2019. Ticket prices to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington are about $670. Momondo searches pull up fares about $50 lower for some itineraries. The catch is these low fares…

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