As I lay by the pool, at a hotel in Brazil, that I generally love, the word “consistency “ comes to mind! consistency noun “consistent behaviour or treatment.” In my humble opinion, for a hotel to be fabulous, and successful, one of the first things it must master […]
USA Implementing new Entry Requirements for EVERYONE!
Updated January 23, 2021 to include President Biden’s Executive Order about this topic. Starting January 28th, 2021 the US government, specifically the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), is requiring all persons entering the USA to show a negative Covid-19 test or prove they’ve already had the virus. Although I understand […]
How I’m Getting 2 Years of Hyatt Top-Tier Status so EASY!
Hyatt Hotels is a fabulous hotel company. Their loyalty program is Called “World of Hyatt”. Hyatt has a much smaller footprint than Marriott, and some others, but what they lack in numbers, they make up for in quality! Like they say: Quality over Quantity ! Some of my favorite hotels are […]
Travel vs Everyday Errands and Life, Which is Safer?… A Comparison
As part of the standard line of questioning we have grown accustomed to is “have you traveled in the last 14 days?”. This makes me want to start an argument every time I hear it, as it doesn’t make any sense! On the flip side, you never get asked ” […]
Will The Coronavirus Temporarily Improve Travel Loyalty Programs?
Let me start off by saying the Coronavirus outbreak is absolutely horrible and I wish it was not happening. With this said, its a fact that any problems that happen like this, affect the travel industry in a negative way! It is estimated that the US airline industry alone, will […]
Marriott Keeps Finding Ways to Weed Out the Little Guy!
Marriott keeps slashing away at their program, to make it where , the small guy is ran out of town! And if you ask me, is contributing to the “wealth GAP” by valuing money, corporations, and big spenders OVER LOYALTY! I have already written about how the non business […]
Review: St. Regis Beijing
One of my favorite hotel brands in the world is The St. Regis! The St. Regis is of course now part of the Marriott group, and was formally part of the Starwood (SPG) group before they merged! Ao everyone knows I am now VERY LOYAL to Marriott, as I was […]
Save Your Boarding Passes and Hotel Receipts, Just in Case!
Whenever you fly or stay in a hotel, always get a paper copy of the boarding pass, and hotel folio to make sure you get your points & miles! This TIP is from past experience , from not getting credit when I was supposed to. I know this sounds archaic, […]
Here She Comes… Miss America 2.0 ; How to Get There & Where to Stay
It was announced on July 23rd, 2019 that the 2020 Miss America 2.0 Pageant would be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Ct. The Finale will be Thursday ,December 19th, NBC will be airing it LIVE! If you have never heard of Uncasville , CT , you are […]
Read This Before Booking Your Next Hotel!
A question I get asked a lot is, “what site or where should I look for and book my next hotel?” My answer to this is multi-pronged; Where you should search, and where you should book, may be two different places, or maybe not, ill explain. The Background The question […]
Major Hospitality Group Going “BEYOND” … VEGAN!
Major hotel management operator , Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is adding the Vegan Beyond Burger(TM) at all or most of their 430 hotels & resorts wordwide. I am not surprised by this , because I have had GREAT experiences with Interstate Hotels , especially in Austin, Texas, at the Austin […]
Marriott in Hot Water Over Resort Fees!
The Attorney General of the District of Columbia (D.C.), filed a lawsuit against Marriott International on July 9, 2019 over deceptive business practices amongst other things. The lawsuit was filed in the D.C. Superior Court . In this lawsuit, the General alleges that Marriott affiliated properties that charge “resort, destination” […]