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.
Free Spirit Flights for a Year – Reward or Punishment?
Free flights for a year. Coming as it does from Spirit Airlines, however, it’s an offer you might want to refuse.
$119 to Visit Disneyland – What Would Goofy Say?
Disney’s new theme park prices are higher on weekends, holidays and during vacation periods. No wonder Mickey is smiling!
InterContinental Puts the Kibosh on In-Room Porn
InterContinental will become the latest and one of the last major hotel groups to eliminate adult content from its in-room on-demand TV offerings.
DOT Nixes E-Cigarette Use Inflight
Leaving no room for doubt, the DOT has issued a new rule explicitly banning inflight vaping.
If the U.S. Airlines Could Vote for President…
Who will be the next president of the United States, if the airlines had their way? One candidate is the clear favorite.
New Starwood Credit Card Offer May Be Best and Last
Through March 30, new customers for the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card can earn a 35,000-point bonus after spending $3,000 within three months.
Hyatt’s Newest Brand: The Unbound Collection
Hyatt this week introduced a new brand, The Unbound Collection, “a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences.”
Through March 4, TrueBlue members can book JetBlue award flights for 25 percent fewer points, for travel between April 26 and June 16.
Win a 7-Day Holland America Cruise for 2
Enter the Holland America “Choose Your Cruise” sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two, including most onboard meals.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
More from SmarterTravel:
- Lawmaker Targets ‘Deceptive Hotel Fees’
- Airlines to Harried Flyers: ‘Relax, Have a Pretzel’
- Airlines Have Already Attempted 5 Price Hikes in 2016
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
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