2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

Introduction and Background As always when we begin a trip report with our itinerary, we like to provide a little background to give some context for the choices we made. The first important factor for this trip was the traveling…

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Hilton Honors Worldwide Dream Away 20% – 30% Off Flexible Rate Plan

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Hilton quietly introduced mysterious Dream Away-rates for stays in American, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa that we covered previously (read more here). Then the hotel company launched three separate sales for stays in India (read more here), Malaysia (read more here), and Australasia (read more here). Now, they have a dedicated page for this […]

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As dozens of other countries ban Americans, Belize rolls out the welcome mat

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

Belize is again welcoming tourists — even Americans. For more travel tips and news, sign up for our daily newsletter Belize’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism, and the small country in Central America wants visitors to come back. Belize has only had 30 confirmed cases and two deaths according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. Related: 8 reasons …

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American Express clawing back points from grocery store bonus on Hilton, Marriott and Delta cards

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for many people to use the travel-related benefits on their credit cards this year. Issuers have quickly responded to this unprecedented change in consumer behavior by adding limited-time statement credits and bonus categories in the areas where people are currently spending the most, including at grocery stores. …

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10 years of The Points Guy – 10 big changes in travel in the past decade

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

The Points Guy was launched 10 years ago in June of 2010. It’s been a decade of dramatic change in the business and of dramatic growth for TPG. Here’s just some of the areas of change we’ve seen in the past 10 years: The debut of  bigger airports and airport makeovers New airplane technology and improvements, new liveries …

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Hampton Inn By Hilton Releases A Statement Regarding The “Using Hotel Pool If Black” Incident

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Hampton Inn by Hilton in Williamston has been in hot water after a cellphone video surfaced this weekend about the incident where a white employee was harassing a black family using the hotel pool (read more here). Hilton released a statement over the weekend, stating that they have zero tolerance for racism or discrimination. However, […]

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Hilton Honors Covid-19 & Promotions Update July 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Covid-19 policies &  Honors bonus points and rate promotions that you can use in July 2020. Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too. You can access Hilton here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Bonus Points And Miles […]

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Monthly roundup: The latest credit card benefit changes you need to know about

Written by Chris Dong @ The Points Guy

The credit card landscape is constantly changing, and this has accelerated even faster with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Credit card issuers are adjusting to a new normal in a less robust economic environment. And while travel is ever-so-slowly rebounding, spending habits are still vastly different than even just several months ago. If it seems like …

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UPDATE: Barbados again welcoming Americans

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.   Barbados reopening July 12 Good news from the Caribbean …

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An all-star Seychelles redemption that wasn’t meant to be — reader success story

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post makes reference to a number of routes that are currently suspended but are expected to resume as travel picks up again. Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Matthew, whose advance planning and hard work allowed him to book an incredible luxury getaway to the Seychelles on points and miles. …

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Reader Email: Hilton Executive Lounge Closed And Replaced With What?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding an epidemic with closed executive lounges at Hilton properties in North America. Remember to send us questions and comments by email, and Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We’ll try to cover them here several times a week. You can access Hilton here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & […]

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The best points hotels near Disney World

Written by Edward Pizzarello @ The Points Guy

So you’re planning a trip to Disney World? Congrats — and, prepare to go down a rabbit hole as deep as the one in Alice in Wonderland. Planning a trip to Disney World is a big endeavor even in normal times, and that makes it an extra complex project in unusual times. While many airlines …

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Suite Saturdays: King Beach Pool Villa @ Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a King Beach Pool Villa, a 124 sq.m. villa with lagoon views, a private pool and direct access to the beach at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui, French Polynesia. Remember that besides following us on Facebook or […]

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Hilton Malaysia 30% Off Dream Away-Rate For Stays Through December 31, 2020 (Book by June 29)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Hilton has launched a Dream Away-sale for stays at participating hotels in Malaysia through December 31, 2020. Honors members are eligible for up to 30% off discount and 30% off F&B expenses during the stay. You must book by June 29. You can access this offer on Malaysia’s website here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate […]

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