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Between September 1 and December 31, IHG Rewards members can earn at least 50,000 bonus points. And new Rewards members can earn a free night after completing two eligible stays. ... read more»

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Register for the Mosaic Challenge by September 7 and earn 3,750 base flight points within 90 days; elite status will then be yours through 2016. ... read more»

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Through January 31, 2016, Emerald Club members can earn one free rental day for every two National rentals of a mid-sized or larger car for two or more days. ... read more»

<h2>Fiji beach</h2>
<p>Travel writer and photographer <a href="http://www.amandajonestravel.com"target="_blank">Amanda Jones</a> selects Fiji as her newest favorite destination. "Fiji reminds me of Tahiti 20 years ago," she says. "It has pristine beaches, serene hotel getaways, tropical waters, and some of the best scuba diving in the world. The local people are delightful. There are over 200 islands in the Fiji chain&mdash;I recommend the Yasawa Islands for people looking to drop off the planet into a remote paradise."</p>

<p>You can find comprehensive trip-planning resources, including interactive maps, visitor testimonials, and videos, on the <a href=" http://www.bulafiji.com/"target="_blank">Fiji Visitor's Bureau website</a>.</p><p>(Photo: iStockphoto.com)</p>

Enter the Fiji Water "Win a Trip to Fiji" sweepstakes by September 30 for a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to Fiji, including air, hotel, and daily breakfasts. ... read more»

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If it's a good deal (or a notably bad one), you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly. ... read more»

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Between August 24 and September 9, IHG Rewards members can book award nights at 12 hotels in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for 50% fewer points, for stays through October 31. ... read more»

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Between September 1 and December 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn double points for weekday stays and triple points on weekends at all 4,300-plus Hilton HHonors hotels. ... read more»

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In what looks to be a developing trend, airfares were down 5.6% in July, the biggest drop in almost 20 years. Time to dust off the rollaboard and check the expiration date on your passport. ... read more»

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What's even better than an award trip to South America? A discounted award trip to South America, of course!

Between August 19 and November 30, United MileagePlus members can book coach-class award flights between the U.S. or Canada and Brazil or Chile for 25 percent fewer miles.

The normal award price is 60,000 miles, which falls to 45,000 miles with the discount.

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Longtime Marriott loyalists fondly recall the days when the company's recurring MegaBonus promotions could be counted on to deliver great value, typically featuring a free night at a lower-category hotel after two qualifying paid stays.

Arise and awake! The MegaBonus is mega no more, and hasn't been for awhile, notwithstanding Marriott's continued (and somewhat misleading) use of that catchy name.

Depending on whether your expectations are low or high, this latest MegaBonus will either live up or down to them.

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