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Feb282014

Choice Hotel BRG free night claim

Best Rate Guarantee claims are one of my main strategies for hotel rate discounts. Over the course of a calendar year, Best Rate Guarantee claims save me several thousand dollars on the published rates for chain hotels while still allowing me to earn promotion bonuses and elite stay credit. Today I experienced a successful Choice…

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Nov092012

Priceline buys Kayak.com for $1.8 billion

Priceline will buy meta-search engine Kayak.com for $1.8 billion. Readers of Loyalty Traveler may know I am a frequent user of kayak.com. Both sites rank in the Top 10 travel sites in the USA. Priceline makes most of its money from hotel bookings. Kayak makes 80% of its revenue from flight search referrals according to…

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Jul142012

Choice Hotels Best Rate Guarantee free night

I scored a free hotel night yesterday applying Choice Hotels Best Rate Guarantee. In fact, I found potential Best Rate Guarantee claims with Choice Hotels, Best Western and Marriott yesterday as I planned a Sierra Mountains road trip through California for this coming week. This post covers the Choice Hotels Best Rate Guarantee details followed…

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Mar262009

TravelPost to become a Hotel Review Contender to TripAdvisor?

Kayak.com, the travel meta-search engine that scans the web for hotel prices (and airfares) from different online travel agencies, purchased TravelPost.com in 2007. Recent news indicates Kayak.com will try to establish rivalry to TripAdvisor.com’s globally dominant hotel review database with a revamped TravelPost.com site. Kayak.com has put money into a relaunch of TravelPost.com. My initial…

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