Would you like to be rewarded for booking hotels and accommodation? With Agoda PointsMAX, you can earn a generous serve of frequent flyer points on any hotel booking. Plus, you can enjoy an extra 10% off until the end of April! When you book a hotel through Agoda PointsMAX, you can earn frequent flyer points with your choice of 37 airlines! These include Virgin … [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.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines for an example of what can be done with hotel loyalty programs.
Hyatt Hotels will completely overhaul its loyalty program from March 2017. Hyatt Gold Passport, Hyatt's current rewards program, will become "World of Hyatt" as a host of changes are made to status benefits and the way in which status is earned. Replacing the existing Platinum and Diamond status tiers will be three new levels, the bizarrely-named "Discoverist", "Explorist" … [Read more...]
Unexpected charges on a hotel bill can be frustrating at the best of times. But one member recently discovered a fraudulent addition to their bill of almost $300 worth of room service charges! I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park from 24-28 September and had a room service charge to my account for USD 290.75 (yes that is a lot of food!) I was not in my room at the … [Read more...]
The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program is highly attractive as Starpoints can be transferred to over 30 different airline frequent flyer programs! The vast majority of transfers are completed at a 1:1 conversion rate. Plus, SPG will throw in 5,000 bonus points for every 20,000 points transferred. This means that 20,000 SPG points are worth 25,000 airline miles. SPG points … [Read more...]
Mystery hotel deals can be a great way to score a bargain on a hotel room, saving you literally hundreds of dollars off the cost of accommodation! There's just one catch: you won't know where you're actually staying until after you've paid. There are numerous websites that sell discounted mystery hotel rooms. These include Hotwire, Wotif and Lastminute.com. Priceline also … [Read more...]