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by Hilary Stockton on 3/24/2017
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Square_top_5_luxury_overwater_villas_in_the_world
3/3/2017
  Luxury Overwater Villas and Bungalows immediately spring to mind for many couples planning honeymoon or anniversary trips, but where are the best ones? You'll have the most options to choose from in the Maldives, although all overwater villas are...
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3/2/2017
  AMEX Platinum's fee is increasing to $550 effective March 30, 2017, and some new "benefits" are being added, such as monthly $15 Uber credits and 5X on prepaid hotels booked with AMEX. Meh. While I don't have the AMEX...
Square_singapore_krisflyer_award_chart_devaluation-_up_to_30_percent_more
3/1/2017
  Singapore KrisFlyer announced an award chart devaluation that will take effect March 23, 2017, although it could have been worse. The main awards affected are Singapore Business Class Saver and Singapore Suites / Singapore First Class Saver awards, although...
Square_cathay_pacific_first_class-_don't_count_on_all_unsold_seats_released_as_awards
2/28/2017
  Cathay Pacific First Class is one of the first class awards most requested by my Award Booking clients, along with Singapore Suites on the A380 and Etihad First Apartment. It's interesting to me, because while I certainly love that...
Square_pokemon_fan-stay_at_the_peninsula_tokyo_for_a_unique_pokemon_experience
2/27/2017
  Have kids who enjoy Pokémon? The Peninsula Tokyo offers a Pokémon package that is perfect for Pokémon fans, called Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten. Here's what the package offers, along with a FAQ to help with questions. Plus, don't forget...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747_london_to_new_york-seat_1k
2/26/2017
  This British Airways First Class 747 Review is one of my several reviews of British Airways First Class; see all posts tagged British Airways, or for other airline first class and business class reviews, see my Airline Reviews. Since...
Square_50k_citibusiness_aadvantage_bonus_offer_no_24_month_language
2/25/2017
  A 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Bonus Offer without the usual 24 month restriction is available, via Reddit, and I've updated my Best Travel Credit Cards page with this offer. Normally Citi cards have language stating that the bonus is not...
Square_50k_korean_air_skypass_visa_business_card-kosmo_suite_2
2/24/2017
  There's a 50K Korean Air Skypass Visa Business card targeted bonus offer, which I received in the mail recently. The issuer is US Bank, so if you've already taken advantage of other attractive offers from Chase, AMEX and Citi,...
Square_great_cheval_blanc_randheli_maldives_offer-two_free_nights
2/22/2017
  Cheval Blanc Randheli is the best resort in the Maldives, and now there's a great "Infinite Bliss" offer of up to two free nights: Two complimentary nights when booking a 7 night stay (pay 5, stay 7)  One complimentary...
Square_a_reprieve_from_rudeness-_calling_the_peninsula_hotels
2/22/2017
    It's been a crazy day, and not just with work. While New York City has a reputation for rude people, in my over 10 years living here I haven't experienced what I would consider ruder behavior here than...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_a_40_percent_bonus
2/21/2017
  Alaska Airlines again is offering a 40% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Alaska recently was offering a 40% bonus, and I'm still hoping for a return of a 50% bonus, similar to the targeted bonus last year. Still,...
Square_redfarm_nyc_restaurant_review-529_hudson_street-communal_table
2/20/2017
  This RedFarm NYC Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. One of my clients mentioned that RedFarm is one of his new favorite NYC restaurants, and not only encouraged me to try it, but very kindly arranged with one of the owners...
Square_citi_thankyou_points-_25_percent_transfer_bonus_to_virgin_atlantic_flying_club_worth_it
2/19/2017
The Citi ThankYou Point 25% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club expires March 2, 2017--is it worth taking advantage of? TravelSort Client Jim writes "I'm planning to close my Citi Prestige card before the $450 annual fee is charged,...
Square_starwood_luxury_privileges_benefits_and_how_to_book
2/18/2017
  Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's preferred partner program, available exclusively when reserving through TravelSort or another Starwood Luxury Privileges travel advisor. Benefits are similar to Virtuoso and Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and include an upgrade if available at check-in; daily...
Square_review-gabriel_kreuther_nyc-1_michelin_star-dining_room
2/17/2017
  Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous NYC restaurant, which has 1 Michelin star, is one I've wanted to try for some time. Gabriel Kreuther was previously the Executive Chef at The Modern, before opening his own place. My husband and decided to...
Square_35k_spg_amex_and_35k_spg_business_amex_bonus_offers
2/16/2017
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers again available, nearly one year after the first 35K SPG AMEX bonus offer appeared last March 3, 2016. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is...
Square_best_no_fee_travel_credit_cards_to_downgrade_to
2/15/2017
  The top travel credit cards can come with high annual fees, which is why it's a good idea to have an exit strategy for cards that don't justify their benefits after you've earned the signup bonus. Here are three...
Square_review-british_airways_concorde_room_lounge_lhr-fireplace
2/14/2017
  The British Airways Concorde Room lounge offers private cabanas for passengers traveling in British Airways First Class, as well as complimentary 15 minute spa treatments at Elemis Spa. I although I previously reviewed this lounge a few years ago,...
Square_amex_offers-20k_amex_points_for_air_france_flight
2/13/2017
  AMEX Offers include 20,000 points for booking Air France, 3500 points for Hilton, and $100 off a Norwegian Cruise. To see these offers, you must log into your AMEX account and scroll down the page. Note that offers are...
Square_earn_ultimate_rewards_points_at_shop_through_chase_with_amex_or_other_credit_card
2/12/2017
  Can you earn Ultimate Rewards points at Shop Through Chase with an AMEX or another credit card? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I plan to buy a new iPhone and would prefer to put it on my AMEX, since I've...
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