Destination of the Week: Rome

August 31, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Melanie Wynne to guide us through one of the world’s greatest all-time travel destinations, a city that administered sprawling empires, spawned legendary artists, not to mention mouthwatering cuisine that has permeated every corner of the globe. Today we visit the Eternal City: Rome. Fiumicino Airport serves as a hub […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Future Hotel Openings for Point Redemptions

August 28, 2012

The trend with hotel credit cards lately has been to increase the sign-up bonuses to about 2 free nights in a top tier property, like with the new  Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve and Chase Hyatt Visa. I’ve gotten in on these cards and several others, so with so many free nights to use I wanted […]

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Saturday Recap: Alitalia Fare Sale, Up to 180,000 Bonus American Miles, Bonus Avios, Priority Club and Hertz Points

August 25, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week, as well as some great airline and hotel discounts. 15% Off Alitalia Sale This Weekend Alitalia is running a weekend sale of 15% off airfares (including taxes and surcharges) on all destinations in the Alitalia network for travel in Classica (economy), Ottima […]

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Copenhagen

August 18, 2012

The Arne Jacobsen-designed building of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is a Copenhagen landmark. After a less-than-stellar stay at the Radisson Blu Charles de Gaulle outside Paris in order to get my 50,000 Club Carlson Gold Points from the Big Night Giveaway, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to another Radisson Blu stay anytime soon, but […]

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25,000 Club Carlson Points For 2 Nights At Country Inn & Suites

August 15, 2012

Earlier this summer, Club Carlson roared into the summer promotion game with three big giveaways totaling 138,000 bonus points, but they’re not done yet. Club Carlson just launched yet another promo called the “25 for 25″ where folks who complete a two-night stay at a Country Inn & Suites between now and October 14 can […]

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Saturday Recap: Rapid Rewards Sign-Up Bonus, Carlson Stay 2 Nights Pay for 1, 1,000 Miles Groundlink Promotion, Free Regus Gold Membership

August 4, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. 750 Free Rapid Rewards Points for New Members: Southwest launched a sign-up bonus for new Rapid Rewards members in which they can earn 750 Rapid Rewards points through 3 different channels. First, when members enroll they will automatically receive 250 Rapid Rewards points. […]

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Destination of the Week: Bratislava

August 3, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we decided to pick a city that currently has a hotel on the most updated Priority Club PointBreaks list (5,000 point discounted free night) list so we are heading to the little-known European city of Bratislava, an undiscovered gem of history and culture in the heart of the Continent […]

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Hotel Review: Got My 50,000 Club Carlson Points At The Radisson Blu Charles de Gaulle

July 28, 2012

I spent a night at this Radisson Blu at Charles de Gaulle outside Paris to score my 50,000 Club Carlson points from the Big Night Giveaway. Like many readers, back in May I got in on Club Carlson’s “Big Night Giveaway” where, when you registered starting for the promotion and stayed at a Radisson or […]

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Destination of the Week: London

July 27, 2012

In honor of the commencement of the 2012 Olympics, for today’s Destination of the Week, we visit the city where it’s all taking place: London. GETTING THERE London is less than seven hours from New York, and under eleven hours from the west coast, and is serviced by five airports—though you’ll likely pass through just […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways To Get Free Breakfast At Hotels

July 24, 2012

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…especially when you’ve got a packed travel schedule of busy days. Often breakfast is the meal travelers skip most at hotels thanks to a lack of options and overpriced menus. However, many hotels and loyalty programs offer their members a variety of perks including free breakfast. Here […]

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Saturday Recap: Club Carlson 10,000 Bonus Points in Asia Pacific, Wyndham 4x Points, End of American Non-Expiring Miles

July 21, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn quadruple points with Wyndham this summer.  Wyndham’s Summer Promotion 4X Points  Wyndham just announced their new summer promotion which is for quadruple miles or points for stays from July 17-September 13. You must register for this promotion in order to earn quadruple points or […]

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Destination of the Week: Cape Town, South Africa

July 13, 2012

Though much of its history has been plagued by hardship and controversy, in the wake of its World Cup hosting success (and a star turn on The Bachelor), South Africa has quickly become one of the top jetsetting destinations in the world. That’s why for our Destination of the Week, we’d like to take you […]

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Destination of the Week: Fiji

July 6, 2012

Whether the record-setting heat wave hitting much of the country has you wanting out, or a July 4 holiday that fell on a Wednesday  prevented you from taking a bonafide vacation, chances are you’ve spent a moment or two thinking about the balmy ocean breezes and over water bungalows of our current Destination of the […]

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50,000 Carlson Points For Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway

June 28, 2012

The final piece in Club Carlson’s Big Night Promotion has finally come online. The first 20,000 people to register for the Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway will be eligible to receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points when they complete a qualifying stay at any Park Plaza hotel around the world between June 28 (today) and August […]

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Destination of the Week: Santiago and Skiing in Chile

June 8, 2012

Just because summer is about to blossom in the US doesn’t mean it’s warm everywhere. If you missed out on your winter ski trip this year because of crazy conditions across much of North America, you could get a second chance to experience the snow on some Andean ski runs in South America later this […]

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30% Discount At Club Carlson Hotels This Summer and 2,000 Bonus Points

June 2, 2012

Club Carlson—the family of hotels that includes Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns and Suites and Park Plaza—just keeps the promos going. After May’s 138,000 collective Big Night Giveaways, the chain emailed members of Club Carlson about a 30% discount on bookings made between now and June 12 for stays from June […]

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Register for the Final Piece of the Carlson 138,000 Point Trifecta: Park Inn SOGO

May 23, 2012

I’ve written about the opportunity to earn up to 138,000 Club Carlson points with three single (and potentially) cheap stays with Radission, Country Inn and Park Inn promotions. The first two promotion registrations went live last week and the Park Inn registration that offers 44,000 Club Carlson points after a single stay, is now live. […]

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Sign-up Now For Club Carlson Promotions

May 15, 2012

Last week I wrote about three upcoming Club Carlson promotions that offer the opportunity to score multiple free nights at a potentially low out of pocket cost. Registration is now open for the Radisson/Radisson Blu (registration link) and Country Inn and Suites (registration link) promotions. The third piece of the trifecta, the Park Inn promo, […]

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Hotel Summer Promos Roundup

May 12, 2012

The major hotel chains have started their summer promos already, so I thought I’d compile one big post with all of them so you can compare and contrast, and earn the most points for your upcoming summer travel. 138,000 Club Carlson Gold Points As we reported on yesterday, on Tuesday, May 15, Club Carlson is […]

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138,000+ Club Carlson Points With Big Night Promotion And Bonuses

May 11, 2012

Club Carlson’s “Big Night” promotion is back and this time not only can you earn bonuses staying at hotels worldwide, but you can actually stack three separate promotions into one and earn up to 138,000 bonus Gold Points. Here’s how. The Promotion First, let’s talk about the “Big Night” promotion—or rather, all three stackable “Big […]

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Get 4,500 Club Carlson Gold Points For Signing Up

May 5, 2012

New members who enroll in Club Carlson can receive a sign-up bonus of 4,500 Gold Points through the following link. Just be sure that the promo code ERWD2012 appears in the appropriate box.   Per the terms and conditions, this offer is for new members of Club Carlson without a previous account, and is limited […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Hotel Loyalty Program Perks

April 17, 2012

For our second post in the Travel Tuesday Top 10 List series, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 benefits conferred upon members of various hotel loyalty programs, including several available not just to top-tier members but to mid- and intro-level members as well. As always, feel free to share your thoughts and […]

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Destination of the Week: Austin, Texas

March 2, 2012

Since the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival starts next week, we decided to continue our Destination of the Week series with a look at the city that hosts one of the country’s most happening music scenes: Austin, Texas. THE SCENE Apart from South by Southwest, which takes place in spring and has become one […]

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Carlson and Rezidor Merge: New Redemption Opportunities?

February 11, 2012

TPG reader Mike pointed out that Carlson Hotels merged with Rezidor Hotels last month to create the new Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, though the two hotel groups will legally remain separate entities. Altogether, the new chain will have over 1,300 hotels in 80 countries Most of those are Carlson properties including Radisson, Country Inns and […]

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