I suggest everyone take advantage of this challenge before 2018 when Starwood/Marriott merger to take place.  Chances are it will be a lot tougher to reach Platinum next year onwards.  Every year SPG runs a challenge where you have to stay 9 nights in 3 months to acquire Gold Status.  There are faster ways to do that:- 1. Get a credit card...
There is a major competition in the hotel industry where companies are trying to convert loyalty of a customer to another brand. Hilton Hhonors (now Hilton Honors), is providing one similar benefit. They want to convert loyalty of guests from other programs to their program by offering them free status match. So if you are elite with Taj innerCircle, Club ITC,...
The Taj group of hotels (IHCL) is going all out on getting you to book with them. They are providing different avenues for their customers. If you are one of the customers who hold status with their chain and would like to use their book direct feature as getting some suite upgrades with their recently revamped program. If you book...
Jet Airways is coming up with so many partnerships that lot of it just doesn't make sense anymore on what company is trying to achieve. They are providing 10 to 15% discount on SBI card which is more than what you would get on their own Co-Branded Card. This is really surprising to me. Are they throwing their Long...
Marriott Hotels have a great promotion running for the Marriott Hotels in Europe this summer.  Essentially, through November 5, 2017, if you pay with your Visa card at over 250 hotels in 50 locations, you would be able to get free breakfast for up to 2 people per room paid. It would be full buffet breakfast as opposed to...
Hyatt's last promotion expired on November 18, 2016. It was an average promotion which I took part and manage to score 5000 bonus points.  Since then World of Hyatt (pun intended) has drastically changed. On March 1, Hyatt Gold Passport has been retired, and a new program that is World of Hyatt has replaced the previous one. Hyatt's latest promotion is called...
If you own a Taj Inner Circle membership and are planning to book stay at any of the Taj properties. Make sure that you book via Taj website directly. As per Taj website:- Book a memorable stay with this special offer. Book directly through this link and get an additional 10% off on the Lowest Available Room Rate. Get up to...
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is one of the most lucrative program out there and most points and miles blogger swear by it. They have the highest value of 2.2 cents per point or Rs 1.5. Every year SPG runs multiple promotions. One is a quarterly global promotion that allows people to get more points for their stay than they would get...
Ages ago I mentioned that IHG Ambassador was one of the top hacks for the IHG program. There is an amazing offer for Ambassadors from Asia Pacific region (Includes India).  At the time of mention, there was only 1 way to acquire the membership and that was to pay $200. Now IHG is allowing you to buy the membership for...
As I have already written about IHG Quarter 1 accelerate challenge here.  I would mention that IHG quarter 2 accelerate challenge is out.  The dates for the challenge are May 15 to August 31 2017. If you wish to register yourself for the latest IHG accelerate challenge and see what your offer is then you can click here for the...
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