Tag: Marriott

More Fun In The World Of Travel…

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I haven’t been posting as frequently, as I make some changes to the site, but that doesn’t stop the world of travel from going on. Here are a few of the fun things that I have missed. Wrong Way BA, ftw… A British Airways flight caused a little extra Umweltverschmutzung when it flew to Edinburgh …

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Marriott Double Take Offer (Double Points)

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I still can’t get used to calling the Marriott Rewards program “Bonvoy.” I’m sure they paid consultants millions of dollars to come up with that ridiculous name. I would have done it for half of that price. Marriott Bonvoy Double Take At least their next promotion is decent. Double Take is as the name sounds: …

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The Basics Of Hotel Points Redemptions

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A few weeks ago, I did a piece on redeeming miles. It can be a complicated process, if you’re lucky enough to get a seat at all. Redeeming points for hotel rooms is a somewhat easier process, and a bit more rewarding. As a whole, rewards per dollar spent at hotels come at a higher …

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Weekly News: Delta Surveys, Marriott Dissatisfaction And Snow Monsters

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It’s been a busy week for me IRL, so I’m still catching up on the news of the week. As usual, the travel world had its share of stories. Here are a few: Delta Survey Earlier this week, I received a survey from Delta regarding their SkyMiles frequent flyer program. These are not uncommon, and …

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Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Promotion

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Well, we’re back. An undetermined technical error seems to have caused the loss of the last six months of posts, but I’m hoping that the worst is past. Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Marriott is currently running a lousy MegaBonus, with the ability to earn points even worse than usual. Their technical expertise being what …

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NYC Times Square Marriott Marquis Review

I don’t tend to write a lot of individual hotel reviews, given their limited audience, but when I have the chance to write about one of Marriott’s highest profile hotels in a high profile location, I figure that it’s worth a few minutes. And I was surprised by something: I liked it. The room product …

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Marriott Rolls Out New Credit Cards; Premier Plus Looks Interesting

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As Marriott moves to combine the Starwood and Marriott Rewards programs, it is taking a necessary first step and rolling out its credit cards. Initial bonuses are often the best you’ll see for a while, so it’s worth taking a look. Marriott Rewards Premier Plus The new card that caught my attention was the Marriott …

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The New Marriott Elite Status: Where Does It Get Good?

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Last year, I wrote about the various hotel elite programs and the benefits that you get with each status. Specifically, I asked the question, “What status level do I need to achieve to get the majority of the best benefits, even if I can’t reach the top tier?” Well, throw out that chart for Marriott …

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Marriott And Starwood Merge Programs. It’s Not Terrible.

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A few days ago, Marriott and Starwood announced what the new combined program will look like and, for the most part, it’s not terrible. I know that’s not a ringing endorsement but, compared to what they could have done, they kept many of the best attributes of each. That’s not to stop them from decimating …

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Devastating News From Marriott, Plus Potential Changes To Elite Status

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Before we get started on some truly horrendous news from Marriott, here are some Mark Zuckerberg memes to make you laugh. Enjoy them before scrolling down. Changes Coming to Status Tiers? Marriott and Starwood aren’t supposed to combine their programs until next year, but there was a leak regarding the combination of their elite status …

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