AA’s Devaluation, Costco Switching to Visa, Marriott’s Plans for SPG & 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:…

Top Hotels Attached to Airports

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card While there are plenty of reasons to choose a centrally located hotel in your destination of choice, there are also several circumstances where staying at an airport hotel makes more sense. TPG Senior Points &…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Not everyone travels frequently enough to earn elite status with a hotel loyalty program the normal way, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, you can still reach elite tiers through…

Save On Hilton Stays With This Flash Sale

Great news if you’re planning to travel internationally this spring and summer: Hilton recently launched a flash sale for stays between March 11 and July 3. You’ll save up to 35% at Hilton brand hotels and resorts, including properties like Conrad or Waldorf Astoria. The final price varies depending on the destination and when you go. Among the lowest rates being advertised…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for March 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Another month means it’s time to reevaluate the current credit-card offers and bonuses out there to help you stay on top of your points…

Can I Transfer Points Both Ways Between Loyalty Programs?

TPG reader Claire sent me an email to ask about transferring points: “I know I can transfer 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic for 10,000 miles, and I can transfer those miles to Hilton for 15,000 HHonors points. Can I also go the other way and turn 15,000 HHonors points into 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points?” One great…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? March Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Should I Redeem Hilton HHonors Points for Flights?

TPG reader Don sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Hilton HHonors: “Should I redeem Hilton HHonors points for flights?” These days, most loyalty programs offer a variety of ways to redeem your rewards. These extra redemption options can greatly enhance your points and miles — for example, the airline transfer options from Starwood Preferred Guest are a great alternative to booking award…

Hotel Review: The Hilton Cartagena Hotel in Colombia

Last summer, TPG Contributor Melanie Wynne traveled to Cartagena, Colombia for six days and spent half her stay at the Hilton Cartagena Hotel, set on El Laguito Peninsula in the Bocagrande beach district. Here’s her review of the property.   Set on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Cartagena offers a mix of beaches, history and culture, with points properties in…

What is Hilton HHonors Elite Status Worth in 2016?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific hotel program status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points &…