This Week Only: Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels or flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

Transfer IHG Points to United with a 50% Bonus

Did you know you can transfer IHG points to 41 different airlines? If not, you haven’t been missing out anything special. The standard transfer rate is just 2,000 airline miles for every 10,000 IHG points. It seems to be an option so rarely considered that IHG still lists US Airways as a transfer partner — even though…

Earn 40,000+ Bonus Points with IHG’s Accelerate Promotion

IHG has released the details of its latest Accelerate promotion, through which you can earn tens of thousands of bonus points for stays between September 6 and December 15, 2016. After you register for the promotion, you’ll learn how many points you can earn, as it varies from person to person. When I logged in…

Save 15% off IHG Points & Cash Bookings Now Through August 7

Looking for a late-summer or early-fall getaway? Now through August 7, IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card holders can save 15% off of the cash portion of Points & Cash bookings. This offer is only good for stays now through September 30. In order to see the savings, your IHG account must be linked to your card, and you’ll need to…

8 Reasons Why Travel to Cartagena, Colombia Is Growing

A few months ago, TPG Contributor — and former Travel Editor — Melanie Wynne pounced on a sweet JetBlue flight deal to Cartagena, Colombia, and spent six days wandering between the past and present in this elegant, sexy (and crumbling) city on South America’s Caribbean coast. She shot all the photos too. Ask a cross-section of Americans what the word “Cartagena” invokes for them, and chances…

Save with IHG’s New Member-Exclusive Rate

Offering member-exclusive rates is the latest trend in the hotel industry. Recently, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt all announced their own versions of member-exclusive rates — the discount varies from one chain to the next, but you can expect to save as much as 10%. And now, IHG is the most recent hotel chain to change its terms and…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Paris

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 Paris using points and miles.  The City of Light is a destination near and dear to the hearts of travelers all over the world. But it’s no secret that a visit to the…

Exciting New Airline Routes, 10 Perks of United Global Services, Best Cards for Marriott Guests & 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:…

IHG Releases PointBreaks List Through July 31

IHG released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels, valid through July 31, 2016. IHG’s previous PointBreaks list was supposed to be valid through April 30, 2016, however, the new list of properties appeared unexpectedly. All of the approximately 140 worldwide properties are available at the discounted rate as of today. IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels —…