Pool, Share, and Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Points and miles enthusiasts can usually tell you their loyalty account balances pretty accurately, but if you’re traveling with others, it’s good to have a handle on their balances as well. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can use your rewards in tandem to get the hotel awards you want. A common dilemma for award travelers…

Last Chance For Elite Status, Bonus Marriott and Club Carlson Points

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Reminder: Just a Few More Days To Qualify For Elite Status You have until December 31, 2014 to qualify for airline or hotel elite status for 2015. If you find yourself short, you still have a couple of days…

Three Credit Cards for Mid-Tier Hotel Award Nights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express One of my foremost pieces of advice to award travelers is to make sure you earn points and miles on every dollar you spend, and the…

Hotel Credit Cards with No Annual Fee: Hilton, Choice & More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card A crucial step in maximizing your points and miles is figuring out how much value you’re getting out of any given transaction. Annual fees are a direct hit to the value you can get out of a credit card,…

Free Hotel WiFi – How to Get Online While You’re on Property

Staying connected is crucial for me when I travel, and unless I’m really going off the grid, I prefer hotels that have high-speed internet access, especially when getting online won’t add a huge amount to my final bill. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at which hotel brands offer free WiFi as a standard or elite…

Hyatt 50% Off in China, Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards & More

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $2,000 spent within the first 3 months. Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Get a $50 Visa Gift Card For Holiday Inn Stays: If you…

Comfort Inn Bolivar Rome: Family Travel in the City Center

On a recent trip to Italy, TPG Contributor Jason Steele and his family spent three nights at the Comfort Inn Bolivar in Central Rome. Here’s what they found. Our family loves to visit Italy, but it can be very difficult to find family friendly accommodations there. Italian law requires hotels to collect passport information from all guests,…

Win Trips To Tuscany, New York, San Francisco & More

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $2,000 spent within the first 3 months. There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes! Win a Trip…

Top Credit Card Offers And Deals Ending This Week

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Miles & More Premier World MasterCard, US Airways Premier World MasterCard, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express , Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express As June comes to a close and we swing into the…

Saving Money on Hotels With Best Rate Guarantees

You’ve probably noticed it before, an advert on a hotel website that reads something like: “lowest rates, guaranteed.” Maybe that touted guarantee made you more comfortable with the room you just booked, maybe it convinced you not to devote any more time to shopping around, or maybe you ignored it entirely. In any case, best rate guarantees are ubiquitous in the hotel industry, and…