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Multinational Hotel Rewards Programmes 2009

The more complex programmes become, the harder it is for consumers to compare them.   “The average consumer will not try and work out return on spend (the monetary value of earning points), never mind factoring in the value of value-added services, such as, early check-in or access to an executive lounge,” Conradie maintains.  …

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Hilton HHonors Stay 5 and Earn 10,000 Points Summer Promotion

Promotion Dates: July 15 through September 30, 2009 Offer: Earn progressive points, up to a maximum 10,000 points after 5 stays. Stays                Points per Stay            First Stay         500 points       Second Stay     1,000 points    Third Stay        1,500 points    Fourth Stay      2,000 points    Fifth Stay         5,000 points    Registration Link:  …

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Wyndham Rewards Eliminates Best Rate Guarantee Free Room Night

I spent a couple of years wondering if writing about travel loyalty programs would negatively influence programs and ruin the benefits.  A few hundred travelers getting an incredible deal typically did not spread far in the travel community.  Between 1999 and 2004 there were opportunities every year to earn 500,000 or more frequent flyer miles…

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JD Power 2008 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study

For the past several weeks I have been thinking about writing a piece on hotel brands and hotel market segments.  The release yesterday of the JD Power 2008 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study brought the idea back to the forefront.  Overall customer satisfaction with hotels is on the decline.  The luxury and extended stay…

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Elite Membership is a Value Goal

Elite status qualification in a hotel loyalty program is the avenue to getting consistent higher-value out of your hotel expenditures.  My rule of thumb with the major frequent guest programs like Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood is high elite status will typically add $100 of value for each hotel night.  Bonus points, complimentary upgrades, special…

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Diners Club Comparison of Redemption Value Across Hotel Points Programs

Loyalty Traveler Original Research – Diners Club Comparison of Redemption Value Across Hotel Points Programs Hotel Points can be earned through credit card points exchanges with Diners Club/MasterCard Club Rewards points. Club Rewards points can be a valuable asset when planning the hotel component of a trip. Loyalty Traveler is always seeking good hotel value.…

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Carlson Hotels Worldwide GoldPoints Plus

Ric’s Note: The past week I have posted overviews of Wyndham Rewards, Choice Privileges, and Best Western Gold Crown Club (Randy Petersen reports the rumor that a name change to Best Western Rewards is in the works). I was actually writing these in the spirit of budget travel. Then, I come across a FlyerTalk thread…

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Fantastic Disneyland location at Best Western Plus Park Place Inn Anaheim

A $250 per night Best Western hotel in Anaheim would not have been my first choice for a hotel stay when visiting Disneyland, but 10,000 points for a reward night at a hotel across the street from the Disneyland park entrance provided a persuasive change of attitude toward a motel style hotel. We stayed three…

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Problematic Regency Club upgrade at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is a newly branded Hyatt opened in April 2017 in Amsterdam East. This hotel is currently a category 4 award. I decided to take advantage of the category 4 designation to book two free nights. The way I booked my free nights resulted in me being given a Regency Club upgrade for…

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Going for SAS EuroBonus elite for 2017, unless I find a better program

I am loyalty program shopping. I have American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum status in 2016 and will be AAdvantage Platinum in 2017. The high award fees using AAdvantage miles to Europe with most availability from California via London on British Airways flights with $250+ fees turns me off to that program and Oneworld Alliance. Most…

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