A Guide to Finding Award Flights with Point.Me

ESG Investing: What It Is and Why It's Important

Figuring out how to use your points and miles can be overwhelming. Mastering one airline’s award pricing methods and quirks can be difficult enough. The complexity grows quickly as you consider points transfers from bank programs and booking awards through partner airlines. Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one website that could do it … Read more

Hilton Diamond Status: What You Need to Know

Hilton Diamond Status: What You Need to Know

Hilton Diamond status is Hilton’s top-tier status in its loyalty program, Hilton Honors. While there are several benefits, you might still be asking yourself, “Is Hilton Diamond status worth it?” This guide will tell you all you need to know about Hilton’s top-tier status to help you decide if Hilton Honors Diamond Status is right … Read more

Hyatt Suite Upgrade Awards: How They Work

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World of Hyatt elite status members love their suite upgrades, and while many hotels will offer a complimentary, space-available upgrade upon arrival, there is another path to a better room. Some elite members can earn suite upgrades that they can apply in advance, giving them a better shot at an upgrade. It’s important to understand … Read more

Hyatt House vs. Hyatt Regency

Hyatt House vs. Hyatt Regency

When Hyatt loyalists travel, they may compare Hyatt House to Hyatt Regency to decide where to stay. Each brand within the World of Hyatt family caters to a different audience. Here’s how to tell which of these Hyatt brands is right for your next trip. Major differences between Hyatt House and Hyatt Regency Although both … Read more

One Hotel Benefit Has Damaged Guest Satisfaction

One Hotel Benefit Has Damaged Guest Satisfaction

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” was all the rage among many hotels. The gist was simple: Encounter a problem and receive your money back. In theory, this approach addressed fairly serious issues such as early-morning pool renovations that made the jackhammer an unwelcome alarm clock. Bed bugs. No hot water. … Read more

Travel Price Tracker: July 2022

Like nearly every aspect of the economy right now, travel costs are being hit by soaring inflation. And if it feels like airfares and hotels are ridiculously expensive, you’re not wrong. Both categories are up significantly over the past year. Hotel prices are up nearly 12% versus this time in 2021, and airfares are up … Read more

Avoid Airline Cancellations: How to Book Better

Avoid Airline Cancellations: How to Book Better

Flight delays and cancellations are uncomfortably frequent right now. In fact, the on-time arrivals rate thus far in 2022 among U.S. airports hasn’t been this low since 2014, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. For the period between January and April 2022, just 76% of nonstop, domestic flights arrived on time, according to the … Read more

How Travelers Can Survive Inflation

How Travelers Can Survive Inflation

July marks the halfway point of summer, so if you plan to travel soon, be prepared to see inflation at nearly every step along the way. According to a May IHowBlog survey, nearly 7 in 10 Americans planned to travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and among them, 81% said inflation would impact their … Read more

Can Americans Travel to Europe?

americans traveling in europe

The landscape of travel changed forever when COVID-19 entered the scene. Now, years later, we’re still dealing with the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Along with travel restrictions and ever-evolving entry requirements, travelers have to plan for plenty of unexpected changes. Nowhere is this more evident than Europe, where individual countries have spent the last … Read more

4 Things to Know About Sofitel’s Club Millésime

4 Things to Know About Sofitel’s Club Millésime

Accor’s Sofitel brand offers a typically French experience at its properties around the world, including a club lounge product known as Club Millésime. Similar to Marriott’s M Club lounges and IHG Executive Club lounges, Sofitel Club Millésime offers an elevated experience for guests who want lounge access during their stay. Members of Accor’s All Live … Read more

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