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:…

5 of The Best-Value Points Hotels in Sydney

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Sydney using points and miles.  It’s no surprise that a trip to Australia makes many a points and miles enthusiast’s bucket list. At 14-plus hours, long-haul flights from the West Coast to Sydney…

Earn up to 75,000 Bonus Points With Hyatt’s Latest Promotion

Hyatt really hasn’t been offering too many promotions lately. From June 1 to September 30, 2015, the chain ran its “Sweet Dream Sweet Rewards” promotion, which rewarded Hyatt Gold Passport members with bonus points based on the number of nights they stayed between the given dates. Since then, there hasn’t been anything in the way of global promotions for…

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…

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…

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…

What is Hyatt Gold Passport Elite Status Worth in 2016?

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 & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen continues the hotel portion of his series on elite statuses by examining how much value you…

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…