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

How I saved more than 50% at Wyndham Hotels!

You would never stay at a Wyndham, Ramada or Days Inn hotel? I never did until I noticed that they started to move their hotels upscale, overhauled their rewards program and launched aggressive promotions. Their sale of up to 30,000 points during the Daily Getaway event sealed it for me – I could stay at any of their more than … Continue reading

The last hotel booking site you need? HotelsCombined Review

If you are reading this blog, you are probably booking at least some of your hotels online and are looking to pay the lowest price for the hotel you want. There are plenty of booking sites promising you the lowest price, including the hotel’s own website. To make sure you really get the best price, you can compare multiple sites … Continue reading

Deal Dispatch: Hotel Deals & Promotions!

This week’s Deal Dispatch focuses on hotel deals and promotions. They become increasingly rare in the busy summer travel season, with hotels full and prices sky-high. So, it’s good news that Accor is running another of their large “private sales” and IHG has their popular PointBreaks reward stays for only 5,000 points per night! Find the details after the break! … Continue reading

How helpful are TripAdvisor hotel reviews really?

I have used TripAdvisor for years and have mentioned it many times on this blog, mostly for its reviews of hotels around the world. I have used TripAdvisor to find hotels at new destinations for years, have read hundreds and written quite a few. TripAdvisor has helped me found some great hotels – but it also has let to some … Continue reading