The rewards and loyalty program of TAP Air Portugal is called “Miles & Go”, formerly known as Victoria. TAP has undergone a make-over under repeat-airline innovator David Neeleman. They are a StarAlliance member, have renovated their fleet and aggressively grown their transatlantic flights, often with very low fares. Their reward program TAP Miles & Go also has some interesting features, … Continue reading
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) unveiled their Accelerate Promotion of their IHG RewardsClub loyalty program. From September 1 to December 31, 2019, you can earn points for completing personalized tasks, in my case up to 40,000 bonus points. After many IT issues and uninteresting rewards in the last few rounds, this is the worst iteration yet for me and certainly won’t get … Continue reading
Accor Hotels has frequent “Private Sales” for Accor LeClub members, offering significant discounts off regular rates. The latest sale is available now through May 24, 2019 for stays into 2020 with discounts as high as 40% off regular rates – you’ll typically find the best rates of the year during these sales and I found some bargains this time as … Continue reading
Manila is the most important sight of Spanish colonial history in Asia and a stroll along the centuries-old fortress walls, the sight of old bastions surrounded by parks makes for a wonderful day of relaxed sightseeing. Throw in a beautiful church, some delicious Filipino food and friendly service and you have the making of a great visit!
Check out my Perfect Stopover Itinerary Manila Intramuros for a weekend visit or a short stop-over on a visit to the beautiful island beaches of the Philippines!
When Singapore Airlines devalued their KrisFlyer loyalty program, they also offered a little bit of good news by making their popular Spontaneous Escapes a permanent feature of their KrisFlyer program. Now, the first release of the permanent version is out! While it isn’t as spectacular as the announcements made it sound, there are some good deals on flights from Barcelona … Continue reading
Borneo is known for its fantastic wildlife – but if you want a beach break to recover from the hiking and relax, there are a few beaches around Kota Kinabalu to offer white sand and warm water. The nicest beach on the main island is near the Shangri La Hotel and it makes for great sunset watching, too!
Intrigued? Read more in my Guide to Kota Kinabalu!
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is continuing to expand its network and is launching three new routes over the next few months, including new non-stop flights to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Hanoi, Vietnam, and New Dehli in India. PAL is also increasing the frequency of flights to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Brisbane and a number of Asian destinations, enhancing … Continue reading
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a safety warning to travelers, stating that Manila’s International Airport (MNL) NAIA is not meeting safety standards and forcing airlines to issue safety warning to passengers traveling to Manila. It didn’t ban flights or make any restrictions – so, how serious is the situation and is it safe to fly? In my … Continue reading
The annual reward program devaluations continues: Philippine Airlines announced that they are reducing the mileage earn rates in their rewards program Mabuhay Miles. Fortunately, it’s a small adjustment and only a small number of fare classes are impacted. Check out the new earning tables and when they are effective – if you have upcoming travel plans with Philippine Airlines, it … Continue reading
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced their latest personalized promotion for members of their rewards program IHG Rewards Club: Free Nights. Faster. Complete a number of personalized tasks by April 30, 2019, and earn at least 40,000 bonus points (worth $200). Find out what my offer is this time and whether I think it’s worth it to move spend to … Continue reading