Uber Now Available on United MileagePlus X App

United’s MileagePlus X app is already great for earning extra United miles on everyday spending, and it just got even easier to earn extra United miles to help you toward your next award flight: Uber is now a MileagePlus X app merchant. You can now earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent purchasing virtual Uber…

Here’s What Team TPG Is Hoping to Get for the Holidays This Year

It might be a little early, but we’ve already got this holiday season on the brain. Here are some of the things we’re hoping to get this year. Brian Kelly, The Points Guy I really hope people will donate their points, miles and expertise in booking award tickets to Points for Peace, a partnership between TPG…

Cleverlayover’s New Feature Can Help You Save on Stopovers, Too

For some frequent flyers, nothing but nonstop will do. But there’s another segment of the traveling population that basks in the excitement of a mid-journey pit stop — and the savings that can accompany a more roundabout route to get to one’s final destination. That’s where Cleverlayover comes in. Founded in 2015 by a quintet…

New Tech Will Let You Send Free Facebook Messages Mid-Flight

Thanks to a new partnership between Panasonic and Flight Level Media (FLM), you’ll soon be able to send updates to your loved ones from the air via a Facebook Message-like app free of charge. While it’s technically not like the typical Facebook experience, the new in-flight posting app will allow passengers to post an unlimited…

You Can Now Make Reservations, Order Food, Buy Tickets and Get Recommendations Through Facebook

Facebook recently announced an update that offers users more chances to interact directly with local businesses. You’ll now be able to order food or make reservations directly through a restaurant’s page, get a quote, buy movie and concert tickets, request an appointment and explore local events, all features that could be really useful when you’re on the road as well. Facebook…

6 Travel Writers & Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Fez. Cape Town. Palawan. Biarritz. Brisbane. These are just a few of the exotic destinations you’ll find in the feeds of our favorite travel writers, editors and bloggers, people who, like TPG, travel for a living. Some pen stories for major magazines, others for their own books and blogs, but what they all share is…

A New Study Reveals Airbnb Isn’t Killing Off Hotels After All

In the ongoing battle between hotels and vacation rental site Airbnb, it makes a grabby headline to suggest that the once-scrappy start-up is beating the traditional hotel industry at its own game. Now it seems that reports of the hotel industry’s so-called demise at the hands of Airbnb have been greatly exaggerated. As Skift recently reported, new…

4 Ways Hotels Have Been Leveraging the Pokémon Go Craze

Pokémon Go fans, rejoice! While many businesses and public venues, from mom-and-pop shops to local libraries, have been getting involved with the worldwide app craze, hotels and resorts, we’re proud to report, have as well. Here’s a look at how properties have been getting in on the game, and how you can turn your next vacation into…

HotelTonight Just Launched Its New Loyalty Program, HT Perks

Using HotelTonight is one of the easiest ways to book a last-minute hotel stay for less. The one thing the app always had going against it though, was the lack of a loyalty program — and oftentimes, hotels won’t allow travelers to earn credit on stays booked through HotelTonight. That’s all about to change, however, as the company just announced…

Google’s New Trips App Helps Simplify Travel-Planning

While planning the trip of a lifetime can be one of the most daunting tasks, figuring out what to do when you actually get to your destination can be just as difficult. Deciding where to go, what to eat and what to see and, on top of all that, keeping all your flight and hotel information in…