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Last Night I Stayed in a Holiday Inn Express

I am at a Holiday Inn Express in Ashland, Oregon and Obama won the Presidential election.  I frequently comment about the great value of Priority Club PointBreaks and last night was a good value for me.  Portland, Oregon is over

My Prediction is Major Marriott Hotel Category Shift in 2009

I started out writing today wanting to argue a point about hotel loyalty program comparisons.  Quite often a hotel program comparison will state how much spending is needed to earn a free night.  Frequently, a table will show how much spending is

Best Western Hotels in Laos

Best Western is in planning stages for hotel development in Laos.  Generally I don’t discuss hotel development plans since I am more concerned with the present opportunities for hotel travel.  This headline caught my attention today due to seeing a

IHG Priority Club 25,000 Points for 2 stays in UK or Germany

IHG Priority Club 25,000 Points for 2 stays in UK or Germany InterContinental Hotels Group has so many promotions going on right now that it is hard keeping up with the deals.  This new promotion for 25,000 points after two

Starwood Preferred Guest – “You Choose” Fall 2008 promotion

Starwood Preferred Guest – “You Choose” Fall 2008 promotion Starwood Preferred Guest yesterday unveiled their SPG 4th quarter promotion, “You Choose”, with plenty of fan-fare and some complaints among the FlyerTalk crowd.   Bottom line:  The promotion has competitive value for

Link@Sheraton launched, but no GOOD for $5.01 hotel room

Link@Sheraton $5.01 for a hotel room in San Diego had me calling the Sheraton reservations line several times today.  The deal was advertised as a promotional offer of a room for two Lincolns (a five dollar bill and a penny)

Hotel Travel Going Down, Down, Down. It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Travel Going Down, Down, Down. It’s the Economy, Stupid! Global hotel rates are up overall, year-over-year for July 2008, in all regions except the Caribbean, reports STR Global.  The STR Global survey set of over 36,000 hotels and nearly 5

Marriott Rewards Program Enhancements Coming in 2009

[Loyalty Traveler note on this post at 2:30 PST, 8-26-08:  The Marriott Rewards program enhancements information reported here was posted on the Marriott website this morning and was removed from the website about 90 minutes after I posted the changes

hotels.com WelcomeRewards Loyalty Program

  Hotels.com, an Expedia company, has launched a new loyalty program called WelcomeRewards. My survey of the WelcomeRewards program leaves Loyalty Traveler with quite a favorable impression of the earning power and usefulness of this frequent guest program.  The WelcomeRewards

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Domestic Travel is all the rage for 2008

San Francisco, California, view of Golden Gate Bridge I have noticed the abundance of travel articles in the past few weeks touting the simplicity of domestic travel this summer right here in the good ole USof A. Personally, my travel

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