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LAX-Dublin $1,200 two nested airline tickets St. Patricks and July trips

Nested tickets offer some real advantages for buying discount airline tickets for peak season travel. A summer vacation in Europe in July sees fares typically push upwards of $1,000 round trip from places like California. In this post...Show More Summary

TAP Portugal $302 one way SFO to London Gatwick LGW Nov-Mar

An interesting addition to the one-way fares posted for San Francisco to London Gatwick is TAP Portugal $302 one-way for travel departures into March 2017. WOW Air flies SFO to London with one way ticket prices and Norwegian flies Oakland...Show More Summary

Aspen?s Hotel Jerome is the Epitome of Rugged Luxury

Rugged luxury is an appealing concept, and Aspen, CO is its spiritual home. The traditional mountain lodge is given a boost with fur throws, luxurious leather furnishings, oversized artwork and dramatic light fixtures. If Ralph Lauren didn’t exac... via

Hyatt Hotels 2016-Q2 hotels by brand and average daily rate

Hyatt Hotels is the small player among the major global hotel loyalty programs with a little more than 600 hotels worldwide for earning and redeeming Hyatt Gold Passport points. Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club, Wyndham...Show More Summary

American $657-$682 Tyler, Texas TYR to Hong Kong Oct-May

What is up with TYR Airport in Tyler, Texas 121 miles from Dallas? American Airlines has tickets for $657 round trip from Tyler, Texas to Hong Kong, connecting via Dallas DFW. The AA fare from DFW to Hong Kong is a low $1,151 round trip. Show More Summary

Meixi Lake Hotel Sets Down Roots in China's Emerging Hunan Region

Once a center of agriculture in China, Changsha, located on the Xiang River, was known as an important commercial city in the first millennium BC. Yet after the Sino-Japanese War and 1938 fire, the town was destroyed and captured by the Japanese in 194... via

Hilton Creates McLaren-Honda Inspired Suite for the Mexico City Grand Prix

For the past 11 years, Hilton has been a partner of the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, and to celebrate this year’s Grand Prix, the hotelier is debuting a motor racing-themed suite at Hilton Mexico City Reforma. Inspired by McLaren-Honda racing dr... via

Eva Air Economy Super Sale New York JFK, Chicago, LAX to Manila $475, Macau $499, Hong Kong $513, Vietnam $543, no miles earned

Star Alliance member Eva Air has an economy super sale fare through October 20 with ticket prices from USA to Asia as low as $500 for Chicago to Manila, Philippines MNL and $513 round trip to Hong Kong. New York JFK to Manila, Philippines via Taipei, Taiwan is $510. Show More Summary

Newark to London LHR $542 Air India nonstop earns 50% Mileage Plus miles Nov-March

Star Alliance member airline Air India has $542 round trip ticket prices for Newark EWR to London Heathrow nonstop for flights from November to March. These tickets book in Air India Economy E class, a fare class earning 50% flight miles with United Mileage Plus and Aeroplan. Show More Summary

Choice Hotels International Brands, 2016 Average Room Rates

Choice Hotels International is the second largest hotel chain worldwide by number of hotels with 6,429 hotels in 10 brands as of June 30, 2016. Choice Privileges is one of the most valuable hotel loyalty programs for my travels, mostly for redeeming points at international hotels. Show More Summary

Qatar $648-$668 Dallas to Johannesburg South Africa

Oneworld Alliance airline Qatar Airways has Dallas to Johannesburg as low as $648 round trip in November and $668 January to March 2017 on a one stop itinerary via Doha, Qatar each way. Qatar Airways  Dallas DFW – Doha, Qatar – Johannesburg,...Show More Summary

Wyndham Hotel Group 2016 brands-rates in largest global chain by hotel count

Wyndham Worldwide is the global leader for the most hotels in a single hotel chain and hotel loyalty program with nearly 8,000 hotels worldwide. Marriott can make the claim for largest hotel chain in the world by hotel rooms at 1.15 million in nearly 6,000 hotels compared to slightly over 700,000 rooms for Wyndham. Show More Summary

AA, DL, UA, DY New York to Europe winter deals $275-$523

There are airports all across northern, southern and western Europe with round trip ticket prices from New York area airports as low as $275 lNorwegian Airlines JFK to Stockholm, United to Amsterdam $432, and American or Delta to Paris for $506 round trip for winter travel. Show More Summary

Radisson Americas 25% discount on bookings by Fri Oct 14, stay by Oct 31

Today is the second day of a 72-hour sale for Radisson Hotels in the Americas at 25% off for stays completed by Oct 31, 2016. This 25% discount rate is available at participating hotels when booked by 11:59pm (CT) Friday, October 14.  The Americas are North America, South America and Caribbean hotels. Show More Summary

IHG takes bronze IHG 2016 Hotel Count and brand room rates

InterContinental Hotels Group was the largest hotel chain in the world in 2015 by the hotel industry’s standard measurement of room count. In July-2016 IHG had 5,070 hotels with 750,000 rooms globally in its ten hotel brands, including...Show More Summary

American $391 Chicago to Paris, $399 Orlando, $410 Denver, $432 New York

American Airlines has ticket prices under $400 from Chicago and Orlando to Paris, $410 from Denver and $432 from New York JFK for travel January 11 to May 10. These are all Icelandair airports and fares to Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Manchester, Munich and Frankfurt have been in $400s and low $500s for weeks. Show More Summary

Eight hotels in Seattle with awesome views

The city offers stunning views thanks to its waterfront location, skyline accented by the Space Needle, and proximity to the mountains.        

Where in USA/Europe hotel rates are hot and cities not

Another piece of hotel industry room rates data points I find interesting is also from STR publications showing average daily rates for USA hotels in August 2016 and over past year. Average daily rate is over $125.42 per night across...Show More Summary

Eastern Europe under $75 per night offers lowest hotel rates globally

STR August 2016 data on chain hotel average room rates for regions across the globe indicate why I have found myself traveling primarily in Eastern Europe in 2016. This region has the lowest hotel rates at $74.13 average daily rate for...Show More Summary

Hilton Worldwide Brand Size and Average Room Rates in 2016

Hilton Worldwide is now the second largest hotel chain globally by number of hotel rooms in a portfolio of more than 4,600 hotels in 10 different hotel brands, plus Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare properties. This week on Loyalty Traveler...Show More Summary

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