Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Superior Room, a 24 m2 king room with separate seating area at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.
Starting next week those foreigners who are officially residing in Japan can finally travel back to Japan, respectively leave the country and come back at a later point after some changes instituted by the government.
Hilton hotels in the United States have required guests to wear a face mask since late July (read more here).
Hilton has now extended this requirement to all hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. Surprisingly, there is no face mask requirement from Hilton for stays in Canada.
Thailand Eyes November Tourism Arrivals Under Prison-Like Conditions, THAI Airways Plans To Operate 12 Flights Per Month
The never ending saga about when Thailand is opening it’s borders and tourism sector again to restart the ailing economy is going into yet another chapter as the Prime Minister gave public support for new plans.
According to various news reports the country could welcome tourists as soon as November but under condition that sound more like a boot camp rather than a holiday.
Remember those super annoying pop-ups and pop-unders for a website called Roomkey when visiting hotel sites such as Marriott, Choice, Hilton, IHG, and Wyndham?
This method of advertising was so annoying that we published a piece back in 2013 (read more here) how to modify the host file in your computer to prevent these ever showing and disturbing you again.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their first class promotional round trip fares between London (LHR), United Kingdom and New York (JFK/EWR), USA. This fare is also valid for several other destinations in North America.
EXTENDED: Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Discovery Platinum Status After Two Nights By December 31, 2020
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is a collection of independently branded chain hotels, as the name suggests, that work together under the GHA’s Discovery guest recognition program.
Now, Discover members can get a tier upgrade to Platinum by merely having a stay of two nights at any of the hotels by December 31, 2020. Platinum status usually requires a minimum of 10 nights in a calendar year.
Delta Air Lines investments in airlines are turning sour, and it looks like it may have to repay $300M loan on behalf of its former partner.
Due date is coming next week on a $300 million private loan made to Gol that is guaranteed by Delta in case of its previous Brazilian partner is unable to come up with the payment.
Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new status match with a challenge for members with elite status with Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, or IHG.
Eligible members will see their Marriott Bonvoy status elevated to Gold or Platinum for 90 days, during which they need to complete the challenge to keep the status through February 2022.
British Airways has launched a new sale that allows Executive Club members to buy Avios with a 50% bonus through September 30, 2020.
Executive Club has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000. The limit is raised during this sale to 200,000 (max 300K with premium).
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about TAP refunds that we have covered previously. TAP is a challenging airline when it comes to getting a refund for canceled flights.