Google Maps Enhanced With ‘Areas of Interest’ For Finding Activities On The Go

Google has updated its Maps app in such a way that allows users to use the service as a discovery tool in addition to relying on it for directions. Available now on desktop, as well as Android and iOS devices, the maps now show “Areas of Interest,” which aim to make it easier for people to find restaurants,…

FYI: You Can Now Go Glamping in NYC — for $2,000 Per Night

“Roughing it” isn’t typically the way one would describe spending a night in New York City at one of the world’s most popular boutique hotel chains, but the W New York in Midtown Manhattan is doing its best to redefine the phrase in appropriately luxurious fashion — the property recently transformed the terrace of its spacious Extreme…

Etihad Will Operate the A380 Twice Daily to JFK Starting Next June

Etihad Airways will soon be upgrading its second daily flight from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A380. This means starting June 1, 2017, you’ll have a better chance of finding availability to book yourself a $32,000 ticket in the over-the-top, super-opulent Etihad Residence on future trips to the UAE…

Earn Double Starpoints at Tribute Portfolio Properties with SPG’s Latest Promotion

Starwood has offered SPG members some pretty valuable promotions in the past, offering SPG members double Starpoints on stays of two nights or more last year. Now, SPG is letting members who book trips to eligible Tribute Portfolio properties the chance to earn double Starpoints on their stay. In order to get in on this promotion, you must register with SPG by October…

T-Mobile Offers Free High-Speed Data During Rio Olympics

Great news for T-Mobile customers planning to attend the 2016 Rio Olympics: the company recently announced that it’ll be offering free unlimited data during the month of August to customers heading to Brazil, so you’ll be able to easily keep in touch and share your experiences with friends and family back home. The mobile provider already provides access to its speedy…

Review: SAS (A330) New Lie-Flat Business Class from Newark to Oslo

TO THE POINT: Scandinavian’s new lie-flat A330 business class is absolutely fantastic. The pros: ultra-private seats, excellent flight attendants and top-notch food. The cons: award availability can be a bit hit or miss. This trip began with an insane Star Alliance business-class fare — that in and of itself was the score of the century….

JetBlue Could Be Eyeing Flights Between the US and Europe

JetBlue has been expanding its route network, broadening both its domestic and international markets that had previously been serviced by other US-based carriers or smaller, local airlines. Now, it seems the carrier might have its sights set on something much bigger. According to a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, there are clues that JetBlue could be considering expanding its network to…

JetBlue Offers Nationwide Fare Sale from $34 Each Way

JetBlue is known for amazing flash sales and great customer service. While this sale doesn’t include $30 transcontinental flights, many short and medium-haul routes in its network are heavily discounted for summer and fall travel. Flights to popular summer destinations like Nantucket (ACK) and Martha’s Vineyard (MVY) are very affordable thanks to the sale. Better…

Exciting New Routes for July 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details…