Deal Alert: British Airways Vacation Packages to Europe from $799

British Airways is offering flyers the chance to book flights and vacation packages for travel to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Nice, Paris and Rome between now and Spring 2017. The deals include the option of just air travel or vacation packages, which include a five-night hotel stay. In addition, you can choose to fly in either BA’s…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Diplomatic Suite

On a trip to Paris a few weeks ago, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert spent a few nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, a Category 7 property. Keep reading for impressions — and plenty of photos. After exploring the south of France with the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez as home base, my boyfriend…

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez

On the European portion of a recent round-the-world trip, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert spent two nights at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez in Southern France. Read on for details about the property and her stay. After enjoying a Southeast Asia trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Palawan in the Philippines, it was time to head…

10 Photos: Monaco, Italy and the South of France

TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes you through an amazing off-season trip to Cannes, Provence and Monaco, with a day trip to Italy thrown in. Not everyone’s lucky enough to visit Cannes during the eponymous Film Festival or enjoy the rest of Southern France during the spring or summer. While the warm weather…

Norwegian Air Adds Three Nonstop Flights from the US to Paris

Norwegian Air is continuing its expansion across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming an even larger player in the US travel market. In 2015, the airline announced it was adding nonstop service from the Northeast (Baltimore [BWI], Boston [BOS] and New York [JFK]) to the Caribbean (Guadeloupe Islands [PTP] and Martinique [FDF]) — and starting one-way tickets…

3 Weeks in France on a College Budget — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

5 Hot Carnival and Mardi Gras Destinations for 2016

Winter can sometimes summon seasonal blues. To help lift spirits – and, of course, ring in Lent and the eventual spring thaw – a slew of cities around the world kick the doldrums to the curb with their biggest parties of the year. Here are 5 Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin…

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…

6 Reasons Colmar, France is a Must-Visit During the Holidays

Europe is a hot spot for summer tourism, but have you ever visited in winter? Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares his 6 reasons to consider a trip to the French border town of Colmar during next year’s holiday season. As the 2015 holiday season comes to a close, your plans for…

Exciting New Airline Routes for December 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…