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.
It’s probably entirely rational to be afraid of flying through the air at 500 miles-per-hour in a metal tube with paper-thin walls piloted by a total stranger. What could go wrong, right?
It’s called Early Valet, and it’s free.
Visitors to the Happiest Place on Earth may soon pay a premium to hobnob with Mickey and Goofy on the park’s busiest days. It’s called “surge pricing.”
American Express will be adding a handful of new perks to one of the most popular travel-rewards cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card.
Hyatt’s latest bonus promotion is personalized. Rather than a single bonus — double points, say — on offer to everyone, different Gold Passport members receive different offers.
Rather than designing a new offer for summer stays, Hilton has elected to extend its spring promotion — double points or miles — through August.
Between June 1 and August 31, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 1,000 bonus points for every stay of two or more consecutive nights that includes a weekend night.
Through September 7, Best Western Rewards members can earn 1,000 bonus points for every qualifying stay booked on Best Western’s website or mobile app.
Enter the Accor Hotels “Hello Brazil” sweepstakes by June 15 for a chance to win a trip to Brazil for two, including air, five nights hotel, daily breakfast, and $3,000 spending money.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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