8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

Airbnb and Pixar Literally Want You to Spend the Night on the Great Barrier Reef

Through its “Night At” series, where Airbnb users can register to win a stay at once-in-a-lifetime accommodations, the vacation rental company has given away free one-night stays at Fenway Park, Ellis Island, Maracanã Stadium in Brazil and a shark aquarium in Paris. Now, it’s headed back to the sea — this time in Australia — for an unforgettable…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

Expedia CEO Predicts that Facebook Will Enter Travel Booking

Ask anyone to name their favorite travel booking site and you’ll likely hear Booking.com, Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline. But if Expedia, Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is right, Facebook may soon be joining that list. Yes, the same site that reconnected you with your best friend from kindergarten might very well become your first stop…

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Scams on Airbnb

TPG Contributor Hao Tran, one of Airbnb’s Superhosts in San Francisco, shares his best tips for booking and what you should look out for the next time you’re planning a trip with this vacation rental site.  Ever wonder about the legitimacy of the Airbnb listing you’re looking at? Are you getting the real deal or will it…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Airbnb Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, you’ll have the chance to win a $500 Airbnb gift card for your next stay. The credit is good toward stays, whether you’re planning to spend a few nights hanging out in a Hobbit house, lounging in a super-luxe villa or living like a local in Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre. If you’re interested in traveling to…

Starwood Inks Deal to Open Properties in Cuba

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Although the future of Starwood and its beloved SPG program is still unknown as the bidding war between Marriott and Anbang continues, the company is continuing to expand its portfolio. Starwood recently added…

Travel to Cuba Keeps Getting Easier

Until recently, traveling to Cuba was tricky for Americans, with the privilege reserved for just a handful with special permission from the government. With ties between the US and Cuba becoming friendlier every day, it’s now possible for the average American to visit via charter flights like Sun Country Charters, guided people-to-people cultural tours or by entering through a third country like Mexico. Last…

My 2015 Travel Year, Exciting New Airline Routes & More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll…