What is Google Flights? Google Flights. Google Flights is an online flight booking service which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third party suppliers. Why should I be Interested? Because this online tool can beat out most human travel agents and its free! 7 Killer Google Flight tricks that will start saving you money today! Get alerts just before prices are about to skyrocket. On...
Wyndham Rewards is a program that I don’t cover very much, largely because I don’t consider it penny on dollars return program. They do occasionally keep coming out with the promotions that are worthwhile. Wyndham property is usually low range to mid range property mostly where the price tag is usually between Rs 2500 to Rs 5000.  I have stayed...
History of Indian luxury hospitality.  Indian hospitality has been renowned for centuries as we believed in a phrase "Atithi Devo Bhawa."  - The guest is the god. We treat our guests like God. However, Indian luxury hospitality doesn't have as illustrous past as European counterparts.  First Movers   Mr. Jamshethji Tata was the first person to open famous Taj Mahal hotel Mumbai in...
All big loyalty program announce their award charts every year. I don’t know criteria that are used for them to make the chart. Most of the times, the chart just doesn’t make any sense to me.  This year so far IHG has devalued their award chart. It means that you have to use more points to get a free night...
Effect of Starwood/ Ritz Carlton/ Marriott partnership
PERSPECTIVE Okay, so for a short while the world had been revolving around presidential elections, demonetization process and climate change; meanwhile the travel & hotel domain witnessed a landmark agreement between two of the biggest names in hospitality industry, this September. With the merging of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc. with Marriott International Inc. the benefits that can be availed...
For a person who spends better part of the year on the road and doing basic tasks might feel like a huge issue.  These diary entries are amusing insights into FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS and their solutions.  How simple task as shopping online can be a big issue for someone who spends over 200 nights in hotels. Funny Example Online Shopping During...
  There is a famous adage- “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” i.e. things are not the same as they seem to be. The similar thing applies to World of Hyatt-one of a ridiculous logo-bearer and upcoming successor of Hyatt Gold Passport.  Yes, we are going to comprehend the radical changes and analyze the former and the latter and...
Thanks to initiation of Modi govt, drive to acquire passport is becoming easier by the day. Govt has opened over 50 centers where you can submit your passport applications. There are disadvantages on short term.  Disadvantages  1. Long waiting time at passport center as there is an acute shortage of employees. 2. Earlier it was easy to acquire a date at passport...
The cryptocurreny is considered the future currency of the world. It is free from corruption and miscalculations of governments. As of now, it is a true form of commercial freedom. No more paying stringent fees to governments, banks, or forex exchanges to get your money. For first world countries, it may not matter much as USD (US Dollar),...
Is it too hard to keep up with ever moving the world of Loyalty Programs and you are not sure what are the latest offers such as this? Don't want to spend time analyzing stupid offers such as this:- If we call an offer totally a non-offer, this would be it. Well, it requires you to pay a lot of money...

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