Favorite Places: SPOT & Skye Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil

For the second installment of our new TPG weekend series, “Favorite Places,” I’m sharing a couple of hotspots in the huge, stylish city of São Paulo, Brazil. My recent trip there was inspired by amFAR’s Inspiration Gala, but I also managed to squeeze in some local nightlife—a popular restaurant called SPOT, and the ultra-cool Skye Bar at the Hotel…

Airbus’ Planned A380 Economy Layout Will Be A Tight Squeeze

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany this week, Airbus unveiled its 2017 plans for an 11-abreast, 3 x 5 x 3 seat configuration in the economy section of its A380s. Cramped, narrow and poorly laid out, this design is clearly intended to save shareholders money while disregarding the comfort of the tightly-packed passengers who…

Free $20 Amazon Credit, 50% IHG China Sale, and Other Deals

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: IHG 50% Off China Properties Every Friday Every Friday until June 19, 2015, IHG will release list of participating hotels in China that you can book for up to 50% off, but you only have 24 hours to book….

Starwood Giveaway, Drink Wine in Italy & Cruise the Amazon

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning Starwood stays & points, a getaway to Amelia Island,  wine tasting in Italy, a tour through Spain or a cruise the Amazon! Win Starwood Points, Stays and Concert Tickets From SPG Register for the “Hear The Music” promotion and you could…

5 Small Cities in Europe Where You Can Live Large

As the dollar edges closer to the Euro and holds strong against other European currencies, it seems like Europe is on every budget-conscious traveler’s mind. But why focus solely on crowded hotspots when there are plenty of charming places scattered throughout the continent that are also worth checking out? TPG France-based Contributor Lane Nieset takes us through five of the most…

4 Reasons Why US Airlines Are Better Than Singapore First

After my recent journey in Singapore Airlines’ new first class aboard their Boeing 777-300ER, I’ve finally figured out what makes domestic carriers so fantastic—and boiled it down to these four simple things. 1. They encourage sobriety. By offering a poor selection of wines and Champagnes, U.S. carriers create fewer hangovers. Also, think of all the empty calories…

Learn to Sail—And Set Off For The World’s Top Sailing Spots

I’m thrilled to introduce “Sail Away,” our latest TPG monthly series providing you with everything you need to know to make the sailing lifestyle a reality. Today, TPG Contributor Shayne Benowitz takes us inside San Francisco Bay’s OCSC Sailing School with its founder Anthony Sandberg. A sailor herself with countless hours on the water in New…

10 Spots to Use Citi Hilton Reserve’s $100 Statement Credit

You can’t ask for much better than getting a free flight or hotel room while still earning travel rewards and elite credits. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen offers 10 great options for doing just that by using a newly offered perk on one of Hilton’s co-branded credit cards. Earlier this week, Hilton launched a…

As Profits Soar, Delta Plans International Flight Cuts

As the dollar continues to soar against foreign currencies and the price of oil continues to slump, Delta Air Lines has announced it is significantly scaling back its international network during the fourth quarter of 2015. Certain regions will be impacted more than others, with some areas being cut by as much as 20% and other…

7 Winter Ski Destinations to Spend Your Summer Vacation

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some relatively uncommon summer vacation destinations, and explains why they should be on your list. If you’re looking for great summer destinations to beat the heat, consider some of your favorite winter destinations — namely, ski areas. While it used to be that ski resorts and…