How Marriott Is Promoting Better Loyalty Account Security

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at loyalty account security and offers some tips for keeping your travel rewards where they belong. We spend a lot of time discussing how to earn points and miles, as well as how to spend them. However, we don’t often discuss the importance of protecting them….

Fast-Track Arrival Options Around the World

We here at TPG love anything that speeds up the travel process, like Global Entry and TSA Precheck — and we want you to be aware that US citizens have similar options outside of the United States. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through some ways to expedite security, immigration and customs when traveling abroad.   Global Entry — United States…

So, Greece is a Mess — What Does That Mean For Travelers?

With the recent financial collapse of Greece and its subsequent July 5 referendum, travelers are not sure how to handle trips planned to Athens, the Greek Islands and beyond. Here’s our guide to what’s happening, and what it means for you. Previously in Greece So, how did we get here? Let’s recap. No spoilers! 2008-2009:…

Live the Good Life at Villa Rentals Around the World

Chances are, if you’re a regular reader of The Points Guy, you love hotels — or at least the rush of staying at amazing ones for little to no cash outlay. But no matter how fantastic the property or spacious the suite, it’s hard to compare to the glamour of renting your own villa. TPG Contributor Adam Erace…

Exciting New Airline Routes for Summer and Beyond

From here on, the TPG team will periodically share news of exciting new airline routes, including ones that have just launched, will soon launch, or are slated to launch in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN JUNE 2015 Toronto (YYZ) –…

Unclaimed Baggage Center: The Shop for Lost Luggage

When suitcases or carry-ons at US airports can’t be traced back to their owners, they might head off to another destination: the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann spoke with the center’s Brand Ambassador Brenda Cantrell to learn more – and find out how to prevent your bag from going there….

Good News for Travelers: Google Maps Going Offline

Wish you could use the Google Maps smartphone app while traveling in foreign cities, but don’t want to pay expensive roaming charges to access it? Or perhaps you’re visiting a country where mobile data service just isn’t available? Well, good news has arrived: Google announced plans to make navigation and GPS features available offline on the Google Maps app by the end of 2015….

7 Top Hotel Trends to Look For On Your Next Stay

With the hospitality industry ever changing to meet customers’ needs, we’ve noticed a few prevailing trends in recent years. I’ve tapped TPG Contributor Shayne Benowitz (a Miami-based hotel expert) to outline the hottest trends in hotels today. A top priority in hospitality has always been meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations, and today hotels are doing this through technology,…

Fly&Dine Tuesday: Eating Farm-Fresh Food at the Airport

Fly&Dine on TPG is a new monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. For far too long, we’ve thought of airports as places where food goes to die. While the rest of the world has evolved…

JetBlue Adds Weekly Flights From New York to Havana

JetBlue has announced that it will add weekly service to New York JFK to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV), making it the first major carrier to feature direct flights to Cuba since travel restrictions were eased to the island country earlier this year. JetBlue will begin direct flights from JFK to HAV every Friday starting July 3, 2015, and passengers will…