$99 Iceland Flights, Best New Routes, How Airlines Train Flight Attendants and 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:…

Starwood Makes it Easier to Unlock Your Room with SPG Keyless 2.0

In 2014, Starwood became the first hotel chain to offer truly keyless technology, letting you unlock your hotel room door by using your smartphone or Apple Watch. There were definitely some kinks in the rollout, and by 2015, Starwood was encouraging more people to try out the SPG Keyless service with an incentive of 2,500 free Starpoints. Yesterday,…

Up to 10,000 Bonus Points for Current SPG Business Amex Cardholders

If you currently hold the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, you could be targeted for a bonus offer of up to 10,000 Starpoints. Today, various members of Team TPG who hold this card received an email inviting them to register for this current promotion to earn either 5,000 or 10,000 Starpoints…

You Can Now Redeem Starpoints for a Havana Hotel Stay

Several airlines have been approved for service from the US to Cuba, and you can even redeem AAdvantage miles for flights to the island nation for travel dates starting in mid-September. It’s great news that you’ll be able to book award flights to the country later this year, and the opening of the first US-branded…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

Buy Starpoints for 2.45 Cents Each Through July 1

Last month, Starwood Preferred Guest co-branded Amex credit card holders were given the opportunity to purchase Starpoints at a 35% discount — less than 2.3 cents apiece. However, that was only valid for SPG members who were cardholders of either the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express or the business version. And now, it looks…

How to Pick the Perfect Thai Island Paradise For You

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for choosing the perfect Thai island paradise for you, outlining the perks of some of the most popular islands in order to help you find one or two that suit your needs. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified).  With hundreds of islands scattered across the Gulf of…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Dubai

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 Dubai using points and miles. Dubai is a city that tops many travelers’ bucket lists, whether you’re drawn in by the splendor of the Burj Khalifa and giant man-made islands or just looking to…

6 Years of TPG, Big AAdvantage Changes, an Epic 21-Hour Business Class Flight and 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 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Because of great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month. However, as new offers come out, the list…