Feb262008

Got Miles? Get Hilton HHonors Points!

An integrated loyalty program travel plan provides numerous opportunities to use airline miles and hotel points for travel savings. The knowledge of equivalent exchange values for points and miles between loyalty programs allows the traveler to save money on travel. This loyalty traveler is always looking for a good exchange of hotel points and airline…

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Feb222008

Rocky Mountain Wired Less in Colorado

Hyatt Regency, Denver – lobby “Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more More people, more scars upon the land” -John Denver Pim and Colorado aligned for a…

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Feb162008

The Super-Affluent Don’t Do Super-WalMart

Laurence Geller listed some interesting data points in a blog from Jan 18, 2008. His piece discusses the widening divide between Generations X and Y mass consumers and the truly “super-affluent”. In 2006, the affluent spent on average $2,400 on hotels and resorts, while the super-affluent spent $61,200. He argues new brands will proliferate as…

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Feb142008

Nickel and Dimed! US Airways Ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers -david bowie My post on Monday, Feb 11 with advice to a friend on getting an award ticket with US Airways is already outdated. US Airways has announced a couple of changes to the Dividend Miles program. 1. Flight Segments will…

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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

Starwood Le Meridien Brand Free Nights Promotion

Le Meridien San Francisco, center and to left of pyramid TransAmerica building. This hotel was formerly a Park Hyatt. I was looking back at the Le Meridien Journey for free nights promotion running from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. I drafted a piece December 13th and from this draft developed a piece for…

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Feb122008

The Disadvantage of Marriott Rewards

What do I think of Marriott Hotels and Marriott Rewards? – There are 250 Marriott brand hotels in California. They are everywhere and I really liked the hotels I have visited and stayed in. Comfortable rooms and generally lots of seating in the lobby for people to hang out is a common feature. Having said…

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