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by Hilary Stockton on 2/26/2015

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2/26/2015
Mandarin Oriental has some great 3rd night free and 4th night free offers available at several hotels in Bangkok, Bodrum (Turkey), Taipei, Prague, NYC, Paris, and Barcelona now through early spring. Along with Aman Resorts, Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotels,...
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2/25/2015
  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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2/23/2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
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2/19/2015
  Rocco Forte Hotels include iconic properties such as Hotel de Russie in Rome, Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, Hotel de Rome in Berlin and others in Europe. Rocco Forte offers Sir Rocco's Knights as its preferred partner program, which all...
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2/18/2015
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future post will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First...
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2/16/2015
  An Emirates A380 will fly its U.S. to Europe route between New York JFK and Milan MXP starting June 1, 2014 per Ben. This is not a new route, since Emirates has flown this Fifth Freedom route since October 2013,...
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2/12/2015
  The best NYC luxury hotels rarely offer great deals, but if there's one time of the year to get them, that time is now: winter to early spring, when temperatures are chilly and the generally high hotel occupancy rates...
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2/10/2015
  This Angkor Wat Photo Tour and Breakfast at Amansara's Khmer Village House is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in...
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2/5/2015
  This Amansara Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in this trip report please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal...
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1/29/2015
  This Park Hyatt Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand and Cambodia. For the previous posts, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana...
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1/26/2015
  What are the best Miami Beach luxury hotels? I receive this question regularly from clients and readers, and I attribute it in part to the fact that there are so few true luxury hotel options in South Beach. Here...
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1/24/2015
  Several great Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available now. I've cherry picked what I consider to be the best offers, based on the properties and the offers. In each case, they're combinable with Four...
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1/20/2015
Heidelberg is a beautiful university city, set on the Neckar River with a lovely old town (Altstadt) and pedestrianized area for walking. Here's what to see and do in this picturesque German city: 1. Meander in the Old Town (Altstadt)...
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1/18/2015
  What are the top 2015 new luxury hotel openings? While there are many new hotels that open each year, only a few of them are 5-star luxury hotels and resorts. Here are the openings TravelSort Clients are most anticipating:...
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1/15/2015
  There's an Emirates devaluation: the no Emirates chauffeur service for partner tickets is retroactive, and there is no easily bookable Emirates first class awards via Alaska Mileage Plan after March 2015 (and the little award availability before the end...
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1/10/2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Award Space is now available to Australia, via Ben, which means you can use AAdvantage miles to fly in an Etihad A380 First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to Sydney starting in June 2015. The Etihad...
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12/28/2014
  The best luxury hotels of 2014 are these popular hotels and resorts, as selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested properties and post-stay feedback. Perennial favorite the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is near the top, but...
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12/18/2014
  Time to play devil's advocate: are there Russia travel deals as the ruble falls, making this a great time to visit Russia? Thanks to low oil prices and economic sanctions against Russia, the Russian ruble has roughly halved in...
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12/16/2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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12/12/2014
  PenClub, The Peninsula Hotels' Preferred Partner Program, offers special amenities and perks if you book a Peninsula Hotel with TravelSort (see How to Become a TravelSort Client), via TravelSort's affiliation with Cadence, a PenClub member, or via another PenClub travel agency....
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12/16/2014
  There's a 140K Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa offer, but annual fee is NOT waived, via Ben. Is this 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards bonus offer worth it? Let's look at the details of the offer, then I'll give my take, plus a...
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1/15/2015
  There's an Emirates devaluation: the no Emirates chauffeur service for partner tickets is retroactive, and there is no easily bookable Emirates first class awards via Alaska Mileage Plan after March 2015 (and the little award availability before the end...
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1/10/2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Award Space is now available to Australia, via Ben, which means you can use AAdvantage miles to fly in an Etihad A380 First Class Apartment from Abu Dhabi to Sydney starting in June 2015. The Etihad...
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12/28/2014
  The best luxury hotels of 2014 are these popular hotels and resorts, as selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested properties and post-stay feedback. Perennial favorite the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is near the top, but...
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12/10/2014
Hyatt's 2015 Category Changes have been released, and fortunately there are no major devaluations: no new categories, like last time (see Hyatt Award Chart Devaluation: New Category 7 for 30K Points, Pricier Awards). Key details: You can make reservations from now...
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12/8/2014
What are the Best Credit Cards for Award Flights to Germany? A TravelSort reader writes: "I travel 2-3 times a year to Hamburg, Germany. I would like to use miles and points to pay for flights. I live in NYC, mainly...
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12/12/2014
  PenClub, The Peninsula Hotels' Preferred Partner Program, offers special amenities and perks if you book a Peninsula Hotel with TravelSort (see How to Become a TravelSort Client), via TravelSort's affiliation with Cadence, a PenClub member, or via another PenClub travel agency....
Square_russia_luxury_travel_deals_as_ruble_falls
12/18/2014
  Time to play devil's advocate: are there Russia travel deals as the ruble falls, making this a great time to visit Russia? Thanks to low oil prices and economic sanctions against Russia, the Russian ruble has roughly halved in...
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1/18/2015
  What are the top 2015 new luxury hotel openings? While there are many new hotels that open each year, only a few of them are 5-star luxury hotels and resorts. Here are the openings TravelSort Clients are most anticipating:...
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1/24/2015
  Several great Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available now. I've cherry picked what I consider to be the best offers, based on the properties and the offers. In each case, they're combinable with Four...