Hotel CEO In Hot Water, Airline Saves The Day, Resort Fees Are GOOD Things?, & More!

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. The labor strike between American Airlines and the…

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Marriott Bonvoy 40% Off Villa Stays In Orlando August 25 – December 19, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott's Royal PalmsMarriott Bonvoy members can save 40% on Villa stays in Orlando this fall when booked using promotional code ADP. The offer is valid for stays at nine Marriott and Sheraton Villas between August 25 – December 19, 2019 and need to be booked by August 7. You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here. […]

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Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Fined $1.6M For Blocking Public Beach Access

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon BayMarriott affiliated Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay was fined $1.6M on Thursday by the California Coastal Commission. The hotel has been fined twice previously for the same violations. The hotel failed (on purpose) to display signs that the beaches were free and open to the public. The hotel had also failed to provide the agreed number […]

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New Amex Offer for Marriott – Plus a Review of All Current Amex Offers to Save Money at Hotels

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

Today saw the return of a fantastic Amex Offer for Marriott hotels – $40 statement credit when you spend $200 or more at a Marriott Bonvoy property. We wanted to be sure to highlight this great and highly usable Offer,…

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Keeping Hotel Housekeepers Safe: New Jersey Becomes First State to Require Panic Buttons

Written by Laura Itzkowitz @ The Points Guy

When you come back to a hotel room that’s been meticulously cleaned, you might not think much about the housekeepers responsible for tidying up. But they are some of the most vulnerable workers in the hospitality industry. Unfortunately, stories of guests sexually harassing housekeepers are all too common, and often go unreported. Fortunately, there is …

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Two Not So Welcoming Pre-Stay Emails: Mainport Rotterdam (Design Hotels) & Barcelona EDITION

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Mainport EDITIONMany hotels send pre-stay emails for elite and loyalty program members informing them about their benefits and to sell extra services/upgrades. Last month, I received two emails from Marriott Bonvoy affiliated hotels in Rotterdam and Barcelona that were not welcoming at all. Mainport Rotterdam (Design Hotels): I had made the reservation on the hotel’s own […]

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Marriott Bonvoy Hawaii 30% Off Vacation Club Resorts For Stays August 25 – October 31, 2019 (Book By June 30)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasMarriott Bonvoy has launched 30% off fall sale for stays at ten participating Marriott and Westin Vacation Club resorts in Hawaii. The offer is valid for stays between August 25 – October 31, 2019 if booked by June 30. You must make the reservation using promotional code ADP. You can access this offer on Marriott’s […]

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The Best Times to Visit Niagara Falls

Written by June Allan Corrigan @ The Points Guy

Thinking of visiting Niagara Falls? It’s quite the sight to see! This awe-inspiring destination encompasses three waterfalls – the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls – and straddles two countries – the United States and Canada. The thunder and spectacle of approximately 750,000 gallons of water rushing over every second thrills and …

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Marriott Bonvoy 2,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Japan, Korea, Guam & Hawaii Through December 31, 2019 (Book By September 30)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott Bonvoy Japan Korea Guam Bonus PointsMarriott Bonvoy has launched new offer for stays at select hotels in Japan, Korea and Guam through December 31, 2019. Members that book using promotional code JY6 by September 30 and select the associated rate will earn 2,000 bonus points for each stay. You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here. READ MORE: Marriott […]

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Major Waikiki Beach Improvements Promised in New Hawaii Budget

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Major renovation is coming to Hawaii’s best-known tourist attraction, Waikiki Beach. The Hawaiian legislature passed a state budget that included around $13 million “for improvements to the crumbling Royal Hawaiian seawall and other man-made structures at the state’s most visited beach.” Related: The 7 Best Starter Travel Credit Cards If you’re planning a getaway to …

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Aloha to Free — Where the Marriott Platinum Breakfast Perk Is Done Right

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Some travelers couldn’t care less about hotel breakfast, preferring instead to head out and start their day with local coffee and a $2 pastry sold by a street vendor. That’s awesome and I love when that happens, but it also isn’t always practical — especially with little kids involved. So, these days, I find myself …

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Marriott Bonvoy Westin Mexico 40% Off Sale For stays August 11 – December 19, 2019 (Book By June 30)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott Bonvoy Mexico Westin Fall 2019 SaleMarriott Bonvoy has launched 40% off sale for stays at three participating Westin hotels in Mexico. The sale is valid for stays between August 11 – December 19, 2019 and must be minimum of three nights. This offer is valid for bookings through June 30. You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here. READ […]

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Top Hotel Promotions June 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Le Club AccorHotels 21c Museum Hotel Louisville - MGalleryHere’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month. Remember that it really pays to take advantage of bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings! 1. Hilton Honors More Points + APAC Double Points + Targeted Offers  Hilton Honors […]

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Blinded by the White: A Review of the Boscolo Exedra Nice, Autograph Collection, in France

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

The world’s largest hotel group provides boutique accommodation with a unique property in the South of France. Pros: Chic, unique design, friendly staff and an outstanding breakfast experience. Cons: The overwhelmingly white design takes some getting used to, and the open bathrooms are awkward.

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How to Use Your Points and Miles to See the Total Solar Eclipse This Summer

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Ever wanted to be part of history and witness — live and in-person — an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon? Well, if you don’t have travel plans yet for the holiday week of July 4, you may want to dust off those solar eclipse glasses and get the family ready for an adventure. On July 2, 2019, …

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