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Ride and earn points along with SPG and Uber

Starwood has been at the forefront in innovating in the Hotel rewards space. Be it running creative partnerships with Emirates and Delta or the Make a Green Choice campaign to the setup of Starlabs to spur new ideas. Starwood has now gone a step further and setup an exciting collaboration to earn point while riding Uber. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Uber is an innovative technology start-up that is disrupting the way the taxi industry works. It has offerings for all ends of the taxi segments ranging from normal cabs to the super luxurious cars. This tie-up is now all the more reason for me to ride with Uber more often. I am in love with Uber for the way they have solved…

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Park Hyatt Goa property to be acquired by ITC Group

Consumer goods giant ITC which operates The Luxury Collection and the Sheraton brand hotels in India for Starwood along with its own brands of WelcomHotel and Fortune has acquired the first Park Hyatt property in India, the 251 room Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa from state run lender IFCI Limited for approximately $83 million. The hotel owner Blue Coast Hotels Ltd. has been facing tough times of late. The company had pledged the property to IFCI in order to find the expansion projects it had been running to expand its portfolio of hotels in other cities namely the Sheratons coming up at Chandigarh and Amritsar, MGM Grand at the Delhi International Airport Aerocity and the Villas at the Park Hyatt Goa. The property features…

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Jet Airways offering 3X JPMiles and 20% off at Hilton in South East Asia and India

Jet Airways is offering a promotion via which you can earn 3X JPMiles with a weekend stay at any participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio in South East Asia and India. For stays within India,  you are also entitled to 20% off on weekends, including complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, you can find all the deals here. For availing this offer you would need to first register here and then select Jet Airways as your preferred double dip partner. You can select your double dip partner as follows: Login to your HHonors account. Click “Edit Profile”. Click “Edit Preferences”. Choose “MyWay Earning Style”, and select “Points & Miles Earning Style”. Click “Preferred Travel Partner”. Select Jet Airways as your preferred travel partner, and enter your JetPrivilege account…

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Free 500 miles for joining LeClub Accor Club Hotels loyalty program

LeClub Accor Hotels the loyalty program of the Accor hotel chain which contain of some very trendy brands like Sofitel, Novotel and Pullman is running a promotion whereby anyone who signs up for a new account and sets the earning preference as converting of hotel stay points directly to Delta or Air Canada Aeroplan miles will get 500 free miles. The offer is also valid for existing customers of the LeClub Accor hotels program, all you need to do is just login to your account and change your earning preference to Delta or Air Canada Aeroplan miles and its an easy 500 miles for you. You can sign up for the Delta offer here and the Air Canada Aeroplan offer here The promotion is valid from…

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Room Key hopes to bring down distribution costs for hotel bookings

Room Key, the global hotel search platform created by six of the biggest hotel brands intends to change the way hotel bookings are done. The 6 hotel chains namely  Choice Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott International and Wyndham Hotel Group have joined forces together to pool their and other independent hotel properties to create their own search engine which promises to offer the lowest possible rate, no cancellation charges and best of all you still get to earn loyalty points on these rates. The site which has been around since January 2012 and seems to be one of the ways where hotels plan to cut down on their distribution costs incurred while dealing with the Online Travel Agents, Global Distribution Systems and also with the growing threat of travel aggregators like Google…

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Get 250 Priority Club points for free for completing the survey

As per this thread on Milepoint, Priority Club is running a survey that will get you 250 points for just completing the survey. The survey has 12 questions and you need to rate the choices on the scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best and 1 being the worst. As per the thread the survey seems to be linked to the ongoing Freddies given that the questions are somewhat on the same lines and also because the link contains “Freddies” in it. Completed the same in just 5 mins and got a confirmation e-mail for the same. So go ahead and grab these points, the link for the survey can be found here

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Loyalty Program startup Topguest acquired by ezRez

Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup company providing loyalty and social network engagement products to travel companies has been acquired by ezRez which is a provider of provider of travel, loyalty and payment solutions and counts many big names as its customers. Topguest has been quite popular of late due to the fact that it enables members of leading travel loyalty programs, such as United MileagePlus, Continental One Pass, IHG Priority Club and Hilton HHonors, to earn reward points for geo-located check-ins via their mobile devices and its website by linking their accounts with Topguest service.  The utilizes the check-in feature of the social apps such as Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter to help its subscribers earn miles and hotel points and receive exclusive offers and bonuses for simply…

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Accor A|Club 50% off sale for 9 days

The French hotel group Accor hotels has launched a 9 day crazy sale where they are offering upto 50% discount on the participating properties worldwide. The booking needs to be completed before 25th November 2011 and the stay has to be from 11th December 2011 to 12th February 2012. Accor’s loyalty program A|Club members enjoy the 50% discount whereas non-member enjoy a 40% discount. The list of the participating hotels can be found here and the booking can be made here. Accor which has Pullman, M Gallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, All Seasons, Orbis and adagio brands in its portfolio has a good network worldwide and this sale seems to be a good opportunity to try out their properties at reduced prices and earn…

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Loyalty startup Topguest to launch a new Facebook integrated service

As reported by Techcrunch, social loyalty start-up Topguest which allows you to collect airline, hotel and other travel rewards points for your social networking activity, like Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook check-ins and Instagram photos. has announced plans for launching a new service that will allow loyalty programs to tailor their rewards and communication with its customers based on the social data collected from them. Topguest has said that their first partner for this new product will be Hilton whose social loyalty program will be powered by Topguest, The interactive social program would be available via www.socialhhonors.com (the site is yet to go live) whereby Hilton Honors members will receive 2,500 points simply for connecting their Facebook account and will have the opportunity to earn even…

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Complimentary Silver Status and up to 30,000 bonus miles on Marriott stays

Marriott is currently running a promo whereby it’s offering complimentary Silver Elite status for new enrollments which will be good till February 2013 and an opportunity to earn up to 30,000 bonus miles to Frequent Flyer members of the following airline programs with a residential / business postal address in Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam: Air China PhoenixMiles China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club Cathay Pacific Asia Miles KingFisher Airlines King Club Jet Airways JetPrivilege The enrollment link can be found here and the stays have to be completed at the participating hotels between 8 September 2011 and 31 January 2012. The Silver Elite membership brings with it the…

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