Last weeks winning tip on Apps goes to K20, two great Apps.
“WorldMate and Tripit.
The apps keep all your travel plans in one place, organizes flights/meetings/hotels etc into an itinerary by trip. They’ll even send updates on flight delays,etc.Extra things like weather forecasts to trip cities, currency converter calculator,tip calculator, hotel finders, etc.are at your fingertips all in one place.
You can post your trip/info on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In easily with these apps. With Linked In- it even shows who you know that lives in the city you’re visiting-and their info if needed. Plus you can send your trip info to anyone you choose.
It’s a great way to be organized! I’ve been using WorldMate and like how it’s available even in foreign countries when I have no phone or wifi service. Don’t know the address of the hotel? Click on it-up opens all the info,address, phone number, confirmation #, how much you paid, etc. One more plus, it achives your trips so you have all flight numbers, etc available years later.”- K20
Hopefully in September of 2012 my husband and I will be going to a work conference in Kauai. I am so excited because I missed out on an opportunity to go with our entire family to Kauai in December. I have been to the island once and I loved every minute of it, so you can imagine my feelings as my hubby told me where his conference would be. The business will cover hotel expenses during he 4 day conference and it will all take place at the Grand Hyatt Kauai . Rick and my mom will probably be joining us and staying at the Hyatt also as Rick has a bunch of Hyatt points, of course. The bummer is, we do not, so I spent some time looking into their program. This is what I’ve found.
Hyatt Gold Passport
If you stay at Hyatts frequently or business takes you there a lot, this may be a program for you. Joining is free, sign up on their website.
-As a member you earn 5 “passport” points for every eligible dollar spent at Hyatt.
Hyatt Visa Card: I am not saying this card is an amazing bonus opportunity etc. I want to highlight their offer as it stands. They may have a better offer in the future but as of today this is their sign up deal.
Here is a link to the Specific Offer Details.
- You earn five Hyatt Gold Passport points for every eligible dollar spent at Hyatt .
- No blackout dates.
If you have their card you are automatically platinum or after 5 eligible stays or 15 eligible nights in a calendar year you are upgraded.
- 15% point bonus on “points” stays (not mile stays).
- You get “preferred” rooms based on availability.
- Free in room Internet.
- Late Check out at 2pm upon request.
-Book through a platinum line.
Platinum Extra Awards- After each third stay you will receive your choice of extra bonuses and the more you stay the better they get.
Stay 3 & 6:1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, 1,500 bonus points for dining7, food & beverage welcome amenity7, or a complimentary beverage8
Stay 9 & 12:1,500 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, 500 travel partner miles, 2,000 bonus points for dining7, food & beverage welcome amenity, or a complimentary beverage
Stay 15 & 18:2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, 1,000 travel partner miles, Regency Club upgrade7, $10 Starbucks gift card, or a complimentary beverage8
Stay 21 & 24:2,500 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, 1,500 travel partner miles, Regency Club upgrade, complimentary Continental breakfast, or a complimentary beverage.
(taken directly from www.hyatt.com)
After 25 eligible stays or 50 eligible nights in a calendar year you are upgraded to diamond.
-30% point bonus on “points” stays (not mile stays).
- Best room upgrade available. excluding suites.
- Access to the Regency Club or Grand Club lounge getting you complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. A Complimentary full breakfast in hotels that do not have a club lounge.
-A suite upgrade at the time of reservation four times annually on paid nights.
- A bonus point or food and beverage amenity during each stay.
- A Nightly room refresh
- Free in-room Internet
- Expedited Check In
- Reservations booking through a “diamond” line.
-4pm check out upon request.
You can transfer points to another member by calling 1-800-228-3360
Room Awards Points Requirements