Last month, Marriott took the first steps in acquiring Starwood hotels. They announced status matches between the three rewards programs (Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards) and a 1:3 transfer ratio for Starwood Read full post »
It’s never a good feeling when you realize that something is lost, and it’s especially not good if your chances of getting it back are minimal. That’s basically the case when you leave something Read full post »
No matter how we look at it, earning and retaining customer loyalty is a major business on all sides of the travel industry. According to Connexions Loyalty, a loyalty fulfillment company, 83 percent of Read full post »
As a frugal travel enthusiast, I always try to plan trips where I have some control over our spending. But sometimes, I’m willing to forge ahead with travel plans that will surely bust my Read full post »
If you travel a lot for your business and your trips often include hotel stays, then the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express might be right for you. Presently, SPG Business Read full post »
Starwood Preferred Guest has a new promotion available for fall and you should register for the promotion even if you don’t have any planned stays at SPG hotels. You never know when one might Read full post »
I’m a huge fan of the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal, which is a totally underrated tool for scoring travel deals. I’ve gotten amazing value out of my Ultimate Rewards points and booked great Read full post »
You’ve just booked your flights and hotel so you’re ready to escape to that fabulous destination. And although you know where you’re going and where you’re staying once you arrive, there is still a Read full post »
With the recent release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, it’s time to compare the new offering to other luxury credit cards issued by other carriers, namely The Platinum Card from American Express and the Read full post »
There are some lessons in life that can only be learned from first-hand experience. From riding a bicycle to building something out of our imaginations, the skills we learn independently can help us immensely Read full post »
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