How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

At the end of a trip to Europe during the festive Christmas market season, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen enjoyed a stay at the posh Park Hyatt Zurich. Read on for his impressions. After a terrific week at an Airbnb in Colmar, France (just steps from the town’s fantastic Christmas markets), my…

6 Hotel Programs Where Credit Cards Get You Elite Status

Just as with airlines, having elite status with a hotel chain can significantly enhance your travel experience. Today. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen fills us in on hotel elite status and which credit cards you can carry to get it for free. When it comes to hotel elite status, you might think you need to…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…

Can I Combine Hilton or Hyatt Free Night Certificates?

TPG reader Jared sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming free hotel night certificates: “Are there any restrictions with using Hyatt or Hilton free nights consecutively? In other words, if my wife and I both earn two free nights, can we combine them for a four-night stay?” Hotel free night certificates are…

5 Reasons to Visit Milan in 2016

Milan is often overlooked in favor of flashier Italian hubs like Florence, Venice and Rome, but it shouldn’t be. Thanks to the nifty combination of a strong US dollar and a weaker-than-usual euro, now is a great time to visit Italy, especially Milan, a gorgeous city with many hidden secrets. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explores what’s…

16 Exciting Hotels Opening in 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card Last year saw exciting hotel openings take place across the globe, and 2016 looks to be even more impressive. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the hottest properties slated to open in the coming…

Should I Book My Stay with Ultimate Rewards or Hyatt Points?

TPG reader Brian sent me a message on Facebook to ask about booking a Hyatt award stay: “I’m using points to book a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Nice, France. The rate is 25,000 Hyatt points per night; however, the Chase Travel Portal is also offering rooms for 25,000 Ultimate Rewards points per night based…