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Loyalty Traveler Review of the Hotel NEWS

Today I want to comment on a number of articles I have seen over the past week. #1  – Does a guest on a stay using points pay resort fees? Last week a FlyerTalker raised this question on the Starwood Hotels forum. The general reply was Yes, the guest does pay the “resort fee” when staying…

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Starwood Program Enhancement – SPG Flights

Starwood Program Enhancement – SPG Flights Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has become the first hotel loyalty program to allow members to use Starpoints for booking an airline ticket on virtually any available flight with their SPG Flights redemption option.  The redemption value is a simple Starpoints for cash exchange at a rate that ranges from…

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Starwood Extends Summer Value Sale 7 More Days.

Starwood’s Summer Value hotel rates sale didn’t go off smoothly last week.  There were numerous examples of rates available at many hotels lower than the Summer Value sale offer.  Another quirk was the fact that the timer on the screen counting down the days and hours before the sale ended ran down to the final…

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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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