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Marriott International average room rates by hotel brand 2015 Q2

Yesterday I created a list of hotel brands in major loyalty programs categorized by market segment from luxury, upper upscale, upscale, upper midscale, midscale and economy. The data came from 2015 STR Global Chain Scale rankings of hotel brands based on average daily rate. Show More Summary

American Airlines SFO to Dublin $629

American Airlines has San Francisco to Dublin as low as $629 for departures beginning in November 2015 into March 2016. September and October departures are as low as $679 round trip with US Airways and American Airlines one-stop flights. Show More Summary

Delta $592 LAX to Barcelona, $606 SJC to Madrid

Delta has started round two of discount airfares to Europe today. Two of the big discount routes from Los Angeles are to Spain. Los Angeles LAX to Barcelona is as low as $592 round trip and Madrid is $606. Low fares from LAX are available...Show More Summary

Hyatt Hotels by the numbers 2015 Q2

Numbers from hotel chain financial statements usually include average daily rates for different brands and the number of hotels. Hyatt Hotels released its 2015 Q2 financial statement in early August. Hyatt Hotels average daily rates by brand during Q2 2015 Park Hyatt $312.64; occupancy 68.8%. Show More Summary

American and Delta $197 LAX to Orlando

American Airlines and Delta Airlines are matching Spirit’s low $102 one-way fares between Los Angeles and Orlando. Even better are lower $196.20 round trip fares on nonstop flights with AA and DL. American Airlines has flights at $98.10 one way beginning Saturday September 5. Show More Summary

Frontier Airlines Savebig $29.98 round trip fares SFO to Chicago or Denver

Frontier Airlines has certain routes on sale for $19.99 one way. Purchase tickets at these fares through Wednesday, August 26. Travel is allowed on Tuesday and Wednesdays from September 1 to November 18. Some blackout dates apply. Add promo code SAVEBIG and a $5 discount is applied to one-way fares. Show More Summary

Marriott 50,000 points #ParadiseChat Twitter Sweepstakes

Act fast if it is before 4:00pm ET Tuesday 8/25 and you might win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points today. You can enter the Marriott #ParadiseChat on Twitter by answering a question from @MarriottResorts. This is the one hour entry period from 3:00 to 4:00pm ET Tuesday, August 25 for August 2015. Show More Summary

List of major loyalty program hotel brands categorized by luxury, upscale and midscale

When someone tells me they stayed at a luxury hotel, I try and elicit specific details to see if I agree with their classification that it is a luxury hotel. Say Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton and that sounds like a luxury hotel brand to me. Show More Summary

Aeroflot $390 to $460 one way LAX to many Europe airports

One way fares are sometimes a useful strategy when it comes to finding a lower fare option for your travels. Unlike domestic US fares where one way fares outbound and inbound are added together to create a round trip fare price, ticket prices for international travel are based on the departure airport. Show More Summary

United $153.20 Los Angeles to Atlanta Sep to Dec 2015

United Airlines is matching Southwest Airlines fare sale for Los Angeles LAX to Atlanta at $148.70 to $153.20 round trip for departures from September into early December. $154 fares are found Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday with $174 round trip fares most other days of the week. Show More Summary

Go for EQM or EQP? American AAdvantage ExPlat Fast-Track

I wondered last week if I blew it buying my airline tickets at the beginning of August? AA dropped airfare to low $600s to a variety of places in Europe for a one day sale. Last week I could have ticketed 30,000 American Airlines EQM for under $700. Show More Summary

2015 Airfare Trends for California to Europe discount ticket prices

Searching Google Flights today did not reveal any spectacularly low fares for California to Europe. What I did see revealed in the map of airfares from Los Angeles to Europe is what I perceive to be the most common kind of discount airfares from California to Europe in 2015 exhibited today on Google Flights. Show More Summary

American Airlines LAX to Chicago $98 round trip still around

American Airlines still has some $99 to $119 round trip fares between Los Angeles and Chicago for departure dates from September to November 2015. Last week had the opening round of deep discount airfare for USA domestic travel in the...Show More Summary

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Sep 1–Dec 31 targeted offers

IHG Rewards Club fall 2015 promotion is Accelerate and has been announced for hotel stays from September 1 to December 31, 2015. Members have tasks to complete to earn offers at least 50,000 bonus points, similar to the Into the Nights and Set Your Sights offers of the past year. Show More Summary

Speeding RWS 70 – Sail AMS 2015 – 1

In the early morning of Wednesday, August 19, 2015 I boarded a typical Dutch steel motor yacht which was rented by a friend who had invited 3 couples for a tour from Zaandam to IJmuiden and back in order to see the parade of the Tall Ships participating in the Sail Amsterdam 2015 event. Show More Summary

Air China 50% UA miles LAX to Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei or Tokyo fares in $500s

Star Alliance member Air China has several routes on sale for Los Angeles LAX departures to Hong Kong $523, Manila $572, Taipei $547 and Tokyo $581. Low fares are for departures by November 30, 2015. Fares are slightly lower booked through Air China website than an OTA site like Priceline.com. Show More Summary

SFO to New Delhi India $699 China Southern

China Southern has San Francisco to New Delhi, India DEL airport at $699 round trip. This is the lowest fare I have seen this year to New Delhi from SFO. Fares from Los Angeles are $749. Departures at the low $699 fare are available from September through November 2015. Show More Summary

Air New Zealand $812, Virgin Atlantic $868 LAX to London Xmas and New Year’s weeks

Award tickets from Los Angeles to London are difficult to get at this late date for travel over Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks on low level award rates. This sale is for travel during those two holiday weeks with Air New Zealand or Virgin America nonstop flights. Show More Summary

Delta LAX to Alaska $269 Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau

Delta has Alaska on sale with $269 fares to Anchorage ANC, Fairbanks FAI and Juneau JNU. Juneau has most widespread availability with the low $269 fare available nearly every date into July 2016. Fairbanks has the least low fare availability to November 9. Show More Summary

Norwegian one-way LAX/OAK to Europe for lower priced round trip travels

Norwegian Airlines has very low one way fares to many cities in Europe for fall travel. A useful strategy for someone who wants to travel multiple times to Europe in a few months is to book a one-way flight on Norwegian and then book...Show More Summary

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