5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Paris

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Paris using points and miles.  The City of Light is a destination near and dear to the hearts of travelers all over the world. But it’s no secret that a visit to the…

Week 1 Daily Getaways Deals — Choice Hotels, IHG, Best Western, Vegas Packages

Today marks the return of the US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways! These are special discounts and deals from a variety of travel brands and loyalty programs— including hotel packages, points/miles purchase promos, and rental car deals — that are each available for just one day at a time. Each offer is limited, so make sure to mark your calendar for the deals that…

5 of The Best-Value Points Hotels in Sydney

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Sydney using points and miles.  It’s no surprise that a trip to Australia makes many a points and miles enthusiast’s bucket list. At 14-plus hours, long-haul flights from the West Coast to Sydney…

What Should I Do with Rewards from a Program I Don’t Use?

TPG reader Josh sent me a message on Facebook to ask about using points earned from work travel: “I have about 40-45 Best Western stays each year for work, but I don’t stay there on my own. Should I credit those points to my Southwest Airlines account, or will I lose points from each stay if I do so?” Business travel…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, Win Alaska Miles, Free HHonors Gold Status & More

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 down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Amex and Best Western Ending Transfer Partnership

The Best Western Rewards program isn’t exactly known for amazing redemptions, but it is one of just four hotel partners that American Express Membership Rewards members can transfer to for hotel stay redemptions. However, beginning January 1, 2016, that number becomes three, as American Express and Best Western will end their partnership. This change leaves just a…

Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia, Top Card Offers and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card from American Express OPEN Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Reminder: Check Out the Top Credit Card Offers for September Loyalty…

Hotels with Pride: LGBT-Friendly Accommodations

Welcome to the new era of equality! With the June 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, our country now seems a little more free. New TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes advantage of this historical moment by sharing five hotels that have supported LGBT rights all along, encouraging you to check in AND enjoy the benefits of their…

U.S. News and World Report Releases Rewards Program Rankings

U.S. News and World Report just released its annual award program rankings. Today, TPG intern Kevin Song digs into the results. U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of travel rewards programs today. Each year, USNWR ranks both airline and hotel rewards programs — and while you might not want to give these ratings too…

New Cathay Pacific Redemption Partner, Bonus Avios and Club Carlson Points

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Best Western 1,000 Bonus Points for Summer Stays Best Western Rewards members can earn 1,000 bonus points with every Best Western stay when travel is booked on the Best Western website. The promotion is valid for stays until September 7, 2015. Make…