Hotel promotions Archive

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 […]

Score a Luxury Travel Deal for Latin America

Even at the high end of the travel spectrum, there’s still plenty of dealing and discounting going on. We may be slowly but surely exiting this recession in the U.S. and travel is definitely picking up, but it’s still slow out there for many hotel owners and tour companies. So they’re doing what they can […]

The Dark Side of Low Hotel Occupancy Rates

I’ve been noting in our monthly newsletter for a while that this past year has been a terrific time to travel. Especially in terms of hotels, there have been some unprecedented bargains out there. The luxury hotels that have tried hard not to lower prices have been throwing in all kinds of freebies, from an […]

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