This week one of our members has a question about how to enjoy some luxury, without bill shock come checkout time I've booked my wife and I on a trip to Japan via Hong Kong. The flight is a 1st class award redemption with a 1 night stop over in Hong Kong. I'm hoping for a touch of luxury, is anyone aware of good value upmarket options for dining and/or accommodation? Being … [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!
One member feared the worst when they received an email from a hotel confirming a booking for a reservation they never made. This member had visited the hotel previously but had not made a booking for the coming weeks. Our members concerns grew when the hotel confirmed that the reservation had been made via a subsidiary of Flight Centre. They feared the booking was at best … [Read more...]
Hotel frequent guest programs are often an afterthought for many travellers. With careful use and keeping an eye on promotions however, they can save you a lot of money. One of the benefits that’s on offer, is of course free nights, and you don’t need status to enjoy them. Many of the hotel chains in fact credit you with a stay for status purposes, meaning that the night … [Read more...]
Whilst hotel frequent guest programs have not been around as long as airline programs, they are increasingly getting more attention for the extra benefits and rewards one can earn as part of a paid stay. A development seen locally only in the last ten to fifteen years is the advent of a paid program that adds extra accommodation and dining benefits as well as discounts to your … [Read more...]