Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.
If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.
Very few travel companies appear on Fortune magazine's new list of the 50 most-admired companies. Are your favorites on the list, or no-shows?
New customers for either the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus or Premier credit cards can earn 50,000 bonus points after charging at least $2,000 within the first three months.
Through March 31, Club Carlson members who "Like" the Club Carlson Facebook page and provide their member information will earn a quick and easy 1,000 bonus points.
Airlines and hotels have expanded their loyalty program awards to include just about everything. Why not offer company stock as well?
Between February 28 and May 15, members of the Choice Privileges program will earn a total of 8,000 points after two stays.
Through March 13, American AAdvantage members can book economy-class award flights between the U.S or Canada and Hawaii for 15,000 miles each way.
Hoarding miles or points is a sucker's bet, says Tim Winship.
Cash 'em in before they lose more value.
Enter the Choice Hotels 500,000 Points sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win the grand prize: 500,000 Choice Privileges points, plus a voucher for $2,000 good toward the purchase of a Royal Caribbean cruise. Runner-up prizes include 50 lots of 50,000 Choice points each.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.