If you're travelling for business or leisure, hotels may seem like a logical accommodation choice. But they certainly aren't your only option! Airbnb connects hosts that have a spare room, or even a whole apartment or house, with potential guests. In doing so, it provides guests with the opportunity to stay in a variety of different types of accommodation, often at much lower … [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 Qantas Club Membership Guide to learn how to make the best use of the Qantas Club when travelling.
Three Qantas points per dollar can now be earned on all hotel bookings made on the Qantas website. Points have been awarded on hotel bookings made through Qantas Hotels previously, however only on selected participating hotels. Now, at least 3 points per dollar are earned when booking any of the 127,000 worldwide hotels featured on the Qantas website. Selected hotels will … [Read more...]
Accor Hotels is making significant changes to its "Le Club" loyalty program. From next year, it will become much more difficult to earn and maintain status with the program. Le Club is the loyalty program of Accor-branded hotels including Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and Pullman. The major change is the way in which status is earned in the program. Currently, status … [Read more...]
This week our members share their hotel booking strategies! The right tools and a bit of research are key to scoring the best hotel for the best price. There are two steps to booking hotels. Websites such as Booking.com and Expedia can help with the first step - selecting a hotel - as they present an overview of all the options. Once you've narrowed the search down to just a … [Read more...]
Hotel loyalty programs offer some worthwhile benefits to frequent travellers. Arguably the best of these benefits is the opportunity to upgrade to a better room - or even a suite - for free. Not all programs offer this benefit, but one that does is Hyatt Gold Passport. This is the loyalty program of all hotels in the Hyatt family including the Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Hyatt … [Read more...]