The economics behind hotel loyalty programs (with insights from a former Marriott VP)

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

In the past, I’ve reported on how loyalty programs are becoming even more important to airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. But after a discussion with Jeff Borman — the former VP of Revenue Management at both Marriott and Hilton — I’ve come to realize that it’s even more important to hotel groups. After all, in Borman’s …

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First adults-only casino in Vegas is now open with the world’s largest sports book

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

Today marks the grand opening of Circa Resort and Casino — the first opening of a resort built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas since 1980. The property features a sports-lovers paradise called Stadium Swim; the world’s largest sportsbook, Circa Sports, which was built for 1,000 people; and, perhaps most notably, the resort …

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6 etiquette rules to master if you plan to work remotely from a resort

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Working from home has proved to be a challenge for even the most technologically savvy people.  If you turned your kitchen table or living room sofa into an office during the pandemic, you’ve probably heard someone say, “Hey, can you mute your line, please?” or “Can you all see my screen?” at least once. And …

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13 of our favorite ski-friendly resort hotels you can book on points

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

Despite the ongoing pandemic, ski season in the Northern Hemisphere is about to begin in earnest. Ski trips will look a little different this year, but many resorts have signaled they will indeed be open for business. With people clamoring to get away, and closer-to-home destinations being all the rage this year, it stands to …

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Hilton Honors becomes latest program to extend loyalty benefits

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

As the world continues to react to the coronavirus pandemic, hotel programs are announcing more updates to how members earn elite status, status extensions and more. Earlier this year, Hilton became the first of the major hotel loyalty programs to announce elite status extensions for all elite members. Now, the chain is back with even more …

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Out of office: What it’s like to ‘Work From Hyatt’ at the Andaz Mayakoba

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

After seven months without leaving New York City, I was ready for a change of pace. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been mainly confined to my small apartment. I’ve taken Zoom calls from my bed and the kitchen table and, instead of midday Starbucks runs, I bought a coffee machine. It’s been a challenging transition for …

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Marriott Bonvoy extends expiration of free-night certificates and points through Aug. 1, 2021

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

With the coronavirus pandemic lasting longer than expected, airlines and hotels have begun announcing second rounds of extensions to loyalty benefits. Earlier this month, Hyatt became the first major hotel chain to extend loyalty perks again. And now, Marriott’s following suit with a second round of extensions. Here’s everything you need to know. For more …

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Win $1,000 in travel credit and more great prizes, just for voting for the TPG Awards this week

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

We are in the final week of voting for the 12 Readers’ Choice categories in this year’s TPG Awards — and as a final push, we’re excited to launch a special giveaway. And this new promotion is also open to those who’ve already cast their vote! Sign-up for the TPG daily newsletter to be the …

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