Hilton’s Changing Its Policy for Best Rate Guarantee Compensation

Several hotel programs incentivize travelers to book on their websites rather than on OTAs by offering Best Rate Guarantee promises. Generally, they’ll match the lower rate and then bump up the offer a little by giving you a bonus. Currently, Hilton matches the lower rate and then gives you a $50 Amex gift card. However,…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Hilton Gift Card

Enter to win this week’s Thursday Giveaway — a $500 Hilton gift card. You can use this gift card for stays, dining and more at any participating property, including Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad and Curio hotels. If you need some ideas for using your prize, check out the Waldorf-Astoria Rome Cavalieri, which is showing rates from $229 per night….

Buy Up to 160,000 Hilton HHonors Points for 0.5 Cents Each

Hilton is now offering the opportunity to purchase Hilton HHonors points for just 0.5 cents each with a 100% bonus through June 3. In the past, Hilton has offered similar promotions when you buy points, but the deal has never been as good as this. You can purchase Hilton HHonors points with this bonus here, and there is a…

Daily Getaways Week 3 — Hilton Points, Hertz Points and More Vegas Getaways

Today starts the third week of Daily Getaways — an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs, sponsored by the US Travel Association. It’s been an interesting two weeks so far. Some deals have sold out in seconds — like the Choice hotel points packages — while other offers are still available more than a week after going live. Each Monday,…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for April 2016

It’s time for my monthly roundup of the best travel credit card offers currently available, and April is turning out to be an exciting month! American Express announced a limited-time historically high sign-up bonus on its Hilton Surpass card, while Barclaycard launched its new JetBlue cards and the Starwood-Marriott merger appears to back on again….

6 Spots to Hit the Slopes with Points This Winter

A ski trip to a luxurious mountainside resort can be a spendy vacation, but TPG Contributor Lane Nieset reminds us that cashing in your hotel points can smooth out the moguls and bring six of the world’s most fabulous, redemption-friendly ski destinations within closer reach. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for suggestions of credit cards that will…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…

Drink in History at 5 Classic US Hotel Bars

Hotels do their best to make guests feel right at home, but it’s their bars that often inspire us to feel far away — or even transported to another era. Following her picks for great US hotel rooftop bars, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes a look at five historic American hotel bars that are worth a peek … or rather, a sip. The…

Hawaii’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools

There’s nothing quite like getting off a long flight and getting that first look at your destination … in the form of a hotel pool. TPG Contributor Kaeli Conforti (the Digital Editor at Budget Travel) grew up on Oahu and her family vacationed at resorts on the other islands. Here, she shares her picks for…

Planning a Hawaiian Vacation with Hilton HHonors Points

Hawaii lives up to the hype. There are plenty of award travel opportunities there, but today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks exclusively at your options for using Hilton HHonors points in the 50th state. Hawaii is typically a popular destination for award travelers. However, there are countless possibilities when it comes to…