Who should join the Choice Privileges hotel rewards program?

Choice Privileges is the rewards program of Choice Hotels and has been rated the second best hotel rewards program by US News & World Travel, coming in behind budget competitor Wyndham Rewards, but ahead of Marriott! Similar to Wyndham, this program has been widely ignored by travel bloggers and point enthusiasts, but Choice has made a number of changes and … Continue reading

Tripadvisor – Will it help you find the best deal on hotels?

I have previously reviewed Tripadvisor, one of my go-to internet sites to find hotel reviews – and I have pointed out its pros and cons. But Tripadvisor has moved beyond its roots and now also provides a meta-search function to find hotel prices from different booking sites around the web. Most recently, it started to allow you to also book … Continue reading

Deal Dispatch: Accor Hotels Singles’ Day Sale 11/11/2016

Singles’ Day, November 11th (11/11) is the biggest online sales day in China and it’s expanding across Asia and anywhere Chinese want to shop. There will be a Singles’ Day online sale in Manila and Accor Hotels is getting into the action with a big worldwide sale. Continue after the break to see if there is something for you! … Continue reading

How I saved more than 50% of my hotel with IHG PointBreaks!

One of my favorite hotel rewards promotions is Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) quarterly PointBreaks promotion: You can book a select number of hotels worldwide for only 5,000 points/night. IHG just released the Winter 2016 promotion and you can book stays until January 2017 – find out where I saved big and great value destinations you could, too! … Continue reading

Deal Dispatch: Accor hotel promotions – points or discounts?

I have reported a few times on deals of Accor Hotels – they run frequent promotions that offer great deals, both to accumulate points or take advantage of big discounts. Today, you can take advantage of either, so check out the details for the current promotions to either collect points and earn Accor Leclub status or get discounts on rooms … Continue reading

Wyndham Rewards – is it really the best rewards program in the world?

Wyndham Rewards has been rated the best hotel rewards program, yet it has been widely ignored by travel bloggers and points enthusiasts! What is the reason for the wildly different opinions – is it really the best or is it forgettable? Wyndham has completely revamped the program over the last two years, making it a lot more attractive to value oriented … Continue reading