Great Hilton HHonors Value at Doubletree Kuala Lumpur

The Hilton Honors program advertises that you can get a free night from only 5,000 points – yet category 1 and 2 (10,000 points/night)  hotels are very rare and usually the lower brand hotels. I was excited to find a Doubletree hotel in Kuala Lumpur, a full-service hotel near the iconic Petronas Towers! I booked the Doubletree Hotel Kuala Lumpur for … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Cebu Pacific Airlines

Cebu Pacific is a low-cost carrier based in the Philippines and has been my “home town” airline for many trips from Manila. You can snatch great fares, fly with friendly crews on new planes and now even earn points for it – what’s not to like? Find out more in my “Travel Made Easy” about the fleet, destinations, safety record, … Continue reading

Rated best US airline award program 2017: Alaska Airlines MileagePlan!

US News & World Travel Report rated – again  Alaska Airline’s Mileage Plan as the top rewards program for airlines in the US. This year’s runner up is Delta SkyMiles, followed by JetBlue’s TrueBlue. While this might come as a surprise to many miles & points fans, different people look for different things in an airline award program. US News … Continue reading

airberlin bankcruptcy – the end of topbonus rewards program?

Last week airberlin declared bankcruptcy, after their largest shareholder Etihad suddenly stopped their financial contributions that had been confirmed in June to keep airberlin running for the next 18 months, while it’s going through a restructuring. Now, they have also stopped the accrual or redemption of topbonus miles, the rewards program of airberlin that is owned by Etihad and run … Continue reading

Review of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo rewards program!

Cebu Pacific has their own rewards program, called GetGo. Over the last two years since its launch, they have made a number of changes, making it a more robust program with a growing number of partners, earning and redemption options. Find out what you can get from this progrma in my detailed review of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo rewards program! … Continue reading

Marriott Rewards wins 2017 Title as best Hotel Rewards Program

US News & World Travel Report reviews the best hotel rewards programs every year and when all the points were tallied, Marriott Rewards won, pushing last years surprise winner Wyndham Rewards off the pedestal! They are followed by the other budget program, Choice Privileges, revamped World of Hyatt and Best Western Rewards! … Continue reading