Hotel promotions Archive

Maroma’s “Renewal 2012 Maya Experience” Sounds Better Than the End of the World

This whole Maya 2012 thing could be the greatest marketing coup ever built around a predicted end of the world. Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala are getting a great swell of publicity and visitors. We know deep down that there’s a 99.9 percent chance we’ll all scoot into 2013 just fine, but there’s that nagging little [...]

Luxury Travel Trends for 2012

I just spent a couple days at the Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas. This is an annual meet-up between high-performing travel agents and many of the companies catering to the upscale travel market. In general, luxury travelers like you are still out and about as much as ever. After a dip in 2010, many [...]

Get an Intercontinental Room for 5,000 points

In my opinion, the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Priority Club program offers the best return out there for your loyalty. For one thing, they make it very easy to redeem points for rewards—with no annoying expiration dates. Then there’s the “Point Breaks” program, where a few times a year they let you book from a list [...]

Your Security Escort in Los Cabos Airport

A lot of hotels pile on the perks after arrival, but what about that time you spend in the airport? If only they could make that part easier, right? In the Los Cabos airport anyway, Las Ventanas al Paraiso is doing just that. When your stay is over and you have the sad task of [...]

Hotel and Airfare Deals for Latin America

We’re still seeing lots of good travel deals and enticing specials out there, despite the rising cost of oil and all the global turmoil elsewhere. Here are a few select luxury travel bargains, as well as new developments on the airfare front. Spirit Air just announced that it will be flying to Toluca airport near [...]

New Luxury Travel Websites and Apps

Last week I attended the annual PhoCusWright travel technology conference to see what’s new and on the way. It was a blizzard of mobile apps, Facebook apps, and sites designed to ease our pain in booking travel. The Hipmunk flight booking interface actually sorts by “agony,” giving preference to the flights that are shortest and [...]