Looking for a fast-track to elite status with Hilton Hotels? If you already hold status with another hotel chain, you could take advantage of the Hilton Honors status match. This grants you all the benefits of Gold Hilton Honors status for 90 days, and you can also complete a challenge to easily extend or upgrade your status to Diamond until March 2021. How to get a Hilton … [Read more...]
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Hotel Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Many hotel chains have generous loyalty programs which reward guests for their overnight stays. We cover Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and the Starwood Preferred Guest hotel programs.
And when it comes time to leave your hotel, your hotel loyalty program may give you free access to various departure lounges at the airport!
Selected American Express cardholders can now receive complimentary Silver status with Hilton Honors, the loyalty program of Hilton Hotels. The Hilton Silver status benefit is now available with six Australian Amex cards, including the popular Explorer credit card. Here is the full list of Australian Amex cards eligible for free Hilton Honors Silver status: Amex Gold … [Read more...]
If you have a Visa Signature or Visa Infinite credit card, you're eligible for instant Hilton Honors Gold status after just two stays at Hilton-branded hotels! This promotion is available to anyone with a Visa Signature or Visa Infinite credit card issued in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand. Eligible Australian credit cards include the St George … [Read more...]
If you have elite status with any hotel loyalty program, you could be eligible for a free status match with Best Western Rewards. Best Western may not be the most exciting hotel chain, but it has coverage in many regional locations across Australia where the larger hotel brands do not. There are well over 100 Best Western hotels and motels in Australia and New Zealand alone, … [Read more...]
Many frequent flyers will be familiar with the scourge of the airline industry that is fuel and carrier surcharges. These are arbitrary surcharges that many airlines add to the cost of a flight in the same way as they add genuine government taxes and airport charges. Sadly, the hotel industry has started to adopt a similar practice. "Resort fees", as they're known, are now … [Read more...]