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134 Hotel Brands in Top 10 loyalty programs

Ten major hotel chains with loyalty programs currently number 134 different hotel brands for earning and redeeming points. Over 25% of these brands became part of their respective hotel loyalty program within the past six years. I have followed these loyalty programs for more than a decade and some of the hotel brands listed in…

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Opportunistic traveler for hotels in Europe

Four developments in the past week have influenced my travel decisions for trips over the next six months. My trip planning moved into high speed to take advantage of high value hotel loyalty promotions and low reward night rates in Europe. 1. IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks changed from all 5,000 points per night hotels to…

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Country Inns & Suites name change

Country Inns & Suites by Carlson is now officially Country Inns & Suites by Radisson. Country Inns latest brand fact sheet shows 482 Country Inns & Suites open and 76 hotels in development. Sign changes at hotels will be changed throughout 2018.   A fact sheet distribution map shows 458 or 95% of Country Inns…

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