Club Carlson is dead, long live Radisson Rewards

Radisson Hotel Group has announced that Club Carlson will become Radisson Rewards. In the process, they are making it easier to earn elite levels, harder to earn points and made some slight improvements to the affiliated credit card. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but it’s a start in resurrecting a loyalty program that went from darling to widely ignored … Continue reading

Welcome Radisson Hotels Group

After the acquisition of 100% of Carlson and 70% of Rezidor by Chinese Investors HNA in 2016/2017, changes have been in the air and they now seem to come to fruition. They are planning to re-brand the hotel group to Radisson Hotel Group, leveraging their best known brand. The are also going to re-brand the loyalty program from Club Carlson … Continue reading

A new (old) airline launches in Europe – Air Italy

After the bankruptcy of airberlin, Alitalia and Monarch in 2017, the new year 2018 is off to a better start with the (re-)launch of Air Italy, bringing new planes, new livery and new destinations for travelers to, from and through Italy. It also comes with the great ambition to replace bankrupt Alitalia as the Italian flag carrier, supported by a … Continue reading

Kimpton Hotels now part of IHG Rewards Club – book, earn & redeem points!

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton Hotels in 2014, planning to integrate the small group of boutique hotels into one of the largest hotel companies in the world. Now, that integration is complete and Kimpton hotels Karma loyalty program has been folded into IHG Rewards Club, making it possible to book hotels through IHG’s website, earn and redeem points at … Continue reading

Lufthansa launches new B777-9 Business Class with Throne Seats

Lufthansa has announced their new Business Class seats that will be installed in their new Boeing B777-9 airplanes and they are finally moving to an all aisle access configuration! The new seats will be exceptionally long at 2.2m and include the option for “throne seats” with plenty of desk space on both sides. The seats will roll out with the … Continue reading