IHG murders its loyalty program + Maldives R8780 Book Now + Etihad A380 retires

1. Maldives from R8,780 – Land Only 7nights on Half Board.

UPGRADE From Half Board to Full Board for just: R10 more pps

R8,990 pps for 7 nights on full board, incl transfers and all taxes.

Have flights? got miles? vouchers? grab this deal or enquire about our other resorts on offer all available as land only.

Need flights? we can assist email: info@traveloyalty.co.za

includes economy flights return

Even better? want the scoop on deeply discounted business class upgrades on the worlds best business class ( that also beats other airlines 1st class products) email us.

Upgraded to Business Class for less
Hello QSUITES: double bed in the sky

See our full list of packaged hotels and offers HERE.

2. IHG murders its loyalty program.

The former worlds largest loyalty programme formerly known as IHG Priority Club then IHG Rewards Club and recently IHG Rewards rolled out this month with some shocking discoveries with no notice from them at all.

What a pity.

Firstly we broke the sad sad news last year January that IHG had killed off its Pointbreaks, for years Pointbreaks was our go-to escape, always it had
a few top end hotels for just 5000 points per night, every quarter, that I still rate as the best valued and unrivaled promotion in travel history.

There were also soo many ways to get ones hands on 5000 points,

IHG then gave notice to have dynamic award pricing sometime last year, my favourite IHG redemption in Maldives dropped to 25,000 points per night. That same property can now go for a staggering 55,000 points per night after IHG’s 1st of April Massacre of their loyalty award programme.

You may check your favourite properties devaluation on website or app.

Couple this with their current buy points promo that many had fallen a victim to, only to wake up in this new month at -30% lost in value, blend this with still no free breakfasts for elites and a drop in Ambassador perks now puts this chain at the bottom of the lot.

3. Etihad retires their A380’s. ouch

Vintage double decker flight apartments that used to exist.

Yes, all 10 of their A380’s will no longer fly. That’s not even Au revoir but a permanent goodbye to The Residence, a 3 room private piece of real estate in the sky and as well goodbye to the amazing 1st Class Apartments.

CEO Mr. Tony Douglas said: “We have now taken the strategic decision to park the A380s, I’m sure it’s very likely that we won’t see them operating with Etihad again.”

We had the privilege of flying the Apartments on numerous occasions without the high cash price tag.

R1023 to New York

R250 to India

R266 to London

Australia also offered a great redemption but was never on our list of plans, South Korea was ( using the newly minted Aeroplan miles way to slay )and them bam, pandemic extentions

Going forward Etihad will still offer a decent 1st class on their other metal albeit it wont be the upstairs experience.

View our dedicated video on scoring the Etihad A380 Apartments below

4. Radisson splits

Formerly Club Carlson then renamed Radisson rewards now splits the programme (&website) up to Radisson Americas and Radisson EMEA APAC, how this will come into effect is due later this month.

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Kids fly free + Maldives R19,990 + hotel promos + maxing islands theTLway

1. Etihad kids fly free.

2 kids per adult fly free ??

However you may also add more kids as below that works out to roughly R1000 per extra child for the return flight. Take note of the terms and conditions.

2. Scoring islands theTLway – How we booked? What we paid ?

Seychelles: flights – Using un-utilized vouchers via 60k Etihad miles and accommodation using 65k points per free night.

flights – Using un-utilized vouchers via 60k Etihad miles and accommodation using 65k points per free night.

See the short clips of the free R11,000 per night free upgrade HERE and trip experience HERE.

Zanzibar : flights- Mango R11,30, yes, check HERE .
and accommodation using 30k points per free night.

See the short clip of the trip experience HERE and the free upgrade to the Royal Residence Suite with our very own private lift worth R44,000 per night HERE

Maldives: flights via Qatar’s half priced promo. Accommodation at the islands cheapest points option at 25k points for a free night.

See the short clip of the trip HERE and the free upgrade worth R7500 per night HERE

3. Hilton Points Unlimited

January 1, 2021 – May 2, 2021.

Access the offer HERE.

4. Marriott Better two-gether: 2x Points + 2x night credit.

Access the offer HERE

5. Radisson 2x points

Ends April 30th, 2021

Access the offer HERE

6. IHG Earn 2,000 bonus points per 2nights

Register  and stay from January 20 through March 31, 2021

Access the offer HERE.

7. Qatar privilege club bonus offer

TIP: Play your cards right here and you could score a free minimum of 18,000 miles and a maximum of 63,000 Qmiles + after flying in their family pool programme. Hey ever seen our paying peanuts for scores of 1st class flights on our Youtube ? Could be very similar now that Qatar has fixed their loyalty and just gave it so much potential with current flex options.

Access the offer HERE

8. Maldives packaged offers from R19,990 pps

See all our dedicated Maldives Packaged offers HERE.

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Maldives ALL Inclusive direct from R32,990 pps + tips on booking Maldives islands

1. Tips on choosing Maldives offers.

Maldives is all the same, right? No, one could’nt be more wrong. Afterall the main draw card for the islands are its blue waters, although some islands are void of this, so found yourself a good deal, best you check further.

Once you land at Male, check your connection to your resort either boat or seaplane thats included in the offer or you might be forking out $200 to $800 per way per guest to get to your destination.

Not all islands are Blue, some have seaweed / seagrass on most parts. Some resorts I’ve been to had the premium accommodation set in the greenies.. A few google maps searches and you would easily be able to tell what is coral and whats not.

Cringe !
Seaweed / Seagrass galore with a even bigger eye sore behind: construction

Many islands have wave breakers to ensure smooth waters in parts of the lagoon, some resorts have these ugly risen up walls all over.

High rise wave breakers

Man Made Islands: if you not yearning natural beauty or have never been to an island (not the Beacon but the tropical ones) this might not affect you. Man made islands will mostly have the crushed shells type of sand, perhaps with some white power topped on, similar to ones in Dubai. They also wont have as vibrant snorkeling as reefs are all brought in or still developing ecosystems. Flown in palms are also strategically placed voiding that real Maldives -feel.

Man made island

Some amazing winners in the blue below:

2. Maldives offers December to January 2021

2.1 Meeru Island – From R32,990 pps

ALL INCLUSIVE

 includes: Return 9 hour flights on Air Seychelles • 7 x nights, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks • Airport Hotel transfers by boat 55min • Free Covid-19 Test on departure.

Flights: Air Seychelles

Departure time: JNB 23:30 Arrival time: MLE 12:05

Departure time: MLE 15:45 Arrival time: JNB 22:10

 Includes free activities: 
Sunset cruise, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Golf driving lessons, 1 yoga session, use of kayaks and windsurfing boards.

Meeru Island video below:


2.2 Hurawalhi Island – From R65,990 pps

BREAKFAST ONLY

Hurawalhi island video below:

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1st class for less + 6 Riyal Umrah + Hilton promo + Marriott promo + United Jnb launch

1. The 6 Riyal Umrah

What times? Whats faster? Back to back? See the drop down text.

Access the tutorial HERE.

2. First class for less.



Around 2014 we posted on how easily obtainable First Class was (without needing to fly prior). We only had about 1500 newsletter subscribers back then and I know of only a handful who maxed this opportunity, many called bs slash impossible slash neverever on the articles until I wrote the full trip review 6months later putting theory into practical whilst spending nothing more than $20 / Zar 250 per way.

Then over the next few years we wrote how to max First Class by flying partner airlines prior with discounted business fares earning up to 4x the miles before elite bonuses and liased with our concierge members 1 on 1 on all of this the world over.

Come 2020 most 1st class flights are suspended but…

In our previous newsletter we touched on the big news of Canadian Aeroplan’s codeshare with Etihad, what was not known then was the good news Aeroplan had in store for its new program launch enabling easy mile earn potentials.

  • Family pooling – combine miles up to 7 family members
  • Rocketmiles bonuses.

This is the most interesting bit. We have covered previous 1st class flights how we have maxed these promos staying often at places where there are no branded hotels or are when they are no good (such as Sri Lanka, Reunion and outer islands of Seychelles such as Praslin, we even did a 1 night miles boost at this premium place HERE  during our 14night paycation). This also works well with local stays as many countries only have domestic travel open.

There’s a double promo that one (or rather families) can take advantage of.

1. Earn 5,000 bonus miles or points at select properties on your first hotel booking . Offer HERE.

Book this promo first, do the 1 night stays x 7 members checking in and out repeat on the new members booking ea day and you should be up 35000 points.

2. Aeroplan member exclusive: Get 5,000 bonus miles. Offer HERE

Make 3 reservations, each for 2 nights or longer, and earn 5,000 bonus miles. Book hotels around the world, and the bonus miles will be sent straight to your account after your 3rd stay.

Same protocol, book the 2 night stays in ea members name and after the 3rd stay the account will be 70,000 miles richer.

There are heaps more changes such as:

  • Combine points and cash for flight or multiple flights (finally)
2021 Bookings

This reminds me alot of Etihad’s slider option below, where one can leverage cash to miles at a cheaper rate than buying the miles on promos.

Etihad slider option
  • Combine a paid fare and award flight.
  • Earn status on buying miles.

Share your status with friends and family, even if they not traveling with you (similiar to Hyatt’s top tier style ‘guest of honor’).

Stopovers for 5000 points. This parts a no-brainer for travelers who love to turn one a one city trip into a multi city or multi country trip.

3. United plans JNB route

United Airlines, one of the US big3 gave notice this week they plan to fly direct to Johannesburg soon.

  • This is big news because there will be a huge competition now for SAA for this direct flight to New York (Newark).
  • United has minimal taxes, expect to pay between $5.60 to $31.46 taxes per award ticket – even in business (SAA – even on Journeyblitz charges $200 per way)
  • United has launched dynamic awards, so using miles for domestic starts at 5k miles, Europe for 21k miles and Middle East 31k miles on Saver Awards – All with minimal taxes.
  • United will fly the latest Boeing 787-9 on this route. SAA has sadly returned their new leased planes while they get their funding together with only handful of older planes.
  • United has also given notice of 2 new destinations in Hawaii – Kona and Maui. I can wait to see the booking options on South Africa – Hawaii when its ready.
Soaking up some Hawaiian rays
  • Hey they also do Tahiti, so imagine being able to book Pape’ete. This should make Bora Bora heaps more affordable but not quicker (this is a long long flight schedule)
  • United is a Star Alliance member, so expect perks with holders of Voyager, Turkish, Lufthansa etc that would come in handy.
  • United has (for now) eliminated change fees and stand by fees.

4. Hilton Double Rewards

September 8 through December 31, 2020. Register now

Access the offer HERE.

Hilton Also has a 100% bonus buy points offering to Sep 20th. Buy HERE

6.  Marriott 2,500 bonus points per stay.

+ a one-time bonus of 5,000 additional points after three stays.

Register now, then earn on stays through October 18, 2020.

Access the offer HERE

7. Hyatt Bonus Journeys

Hyatt calls this promo their richest ever offering 3x points.

Registration Starts Oct 1 – Nov 30 for stays to Jan 4th 2021

Access the offer soon on our dedicated Hyatt promo sales page HERE

8. Borders opening soon.

Looks like many borders are opening soon, watch this (or rather Governments) space in the coming days.

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Flippen Hell cost of living vs travel + Qatar promo + Aeroplan Etihad cs + more

Our latest Youtube vid – Oman

Still the most beautiful country I say, scenery that rivals summer Cape Town. (We toured Oman in Winter for 20 days)

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1. Flippen hell, finally

  • Finally after many years of travel, the lockdown has enabled most savvy travelers to compare 3 straight months (thus far) of cost of living / staying home vs cost of being abroad and as you may know the former is more expensive, see when you travel using loyalty as an elitist all the perks equals savings, one wouldn’t need to run to the grocery store every day, nor pay cleaners nor electricity, elitists often get largest suites, even when staying free on points, lounge access that often comes with, laundry, 3 generous meals per day and unlimited drinks throughout, some come with the comps via butler services..
  • Even if you not staying free and pay your way as an elitist, eg I changed my last trip abroad to Saudi Arabia which made more sense ( & cents) to save the points booking a new hotel (costing me 13k points per night with 5th night free) and rather take up a cash rate of 340 SAR pn for 20 nights that included just about everything + more with regards to upgrades and food, the checkout yielded more back in points (yes more points) with elite bonuses + 2x points for a future trip (Waldorf Maldives at a easy 96k per night with 5th night free with no taxes ? vs their 2000 usd nightly rate ++taxes are of the best options).
  • It doesn’t end there, often anyone ( no elite status needed) can juggle airline promos just the same as we proved the previous year end trip with Egypt Air Business class, getting more back in miles value than the tickets we paid.

Specials however, come and go, sometimes they repeat themselves, here are some unheard of ones that many seem to be taking advantage of:

2. Qatar promo.

Flexibility at its finest!

Ever seen something like this? To be honest what I love the most of this promo is how creative one can get in each of the valued flexibility points.

When Qatar launched this promo via email it put most savvys head in a spin, everyone hopped on the lowest business class tickets from 500$ short haul, eg CMB – MCT and change it to further away, remember here you can CHANGE YOUR DESTINATION as long as its 5000 miles radius (not km!), I wonder if they still allowing departure and arrival points for changes one after the other as they were initially?

No 2 Unlimited changes? so the swells not peaking in North Male Atoll but Bali will be going off on all cylinders for a surfers upcoming trip, sorted.

No 3 In theory how many book and cancels with 10% value added can one muster?

No 4 Swop for Qmiles. The rate is $1 spent per 100 Qmiles and valid for 3 years. Talk about a cheaper way to buy miles, unheard of? Note: usually 1000 Qmiles would cost $35 to buy.

Qatar in my own opinion has some of the most creative promos, remember their kids fly free promo ? I could book all 6 in my tribe to Istanbul return for Zar 18,000 !

Still on Qatar, now with Status!

Top Tier

Taken up QR’s amazing targeted promo that yields:

AL Maha meet and greet worth 400 Qar per person

100% bonus miles and 100% family miles

Business Lounge access + 5 Complimentary passes ( note: worlds best first class lounge ‘AL Safwa’ was taken off access for Platinums last year unless they flying in business or First)

Unique 60 Qcredits loaded – apart from miles Qatar’s premium elite status comes with Qcredits, one may use these Qcredits to upgrade from just about any class fare in Economy to Business or from any class fare from Economy to First Class ( you might recall a older post showing when they used to fly DOH-MED, the metal did not have a business cabin so all business flyers got coded as first class with access to the Al Safwa Lounge as well). Speaking of Al Safwa, using Qcredits should get you the access when upgrading from DOH. You can also use Qcredits to pay for fees and extra baggage (dont!) save them for flights out DOH that has the worlds only 1st class suites in business class named THE QSUITES, that has like 2 double beds facing each other for 4 pax, enough place for baby in middle too.

for more on this check out Qatar’s Qcalculator

3. Emirates drops fuel surcharges!

Another unheard of topic. 1st class Emirates now from $41. Most airliners seem to have been doing the same to stimulate travel with the lower oil prices. For EK fuel surcharge chart click HERE scroll left to pic no7

4. Etihad 50% bonus value.

Etihad also jumped on the ME3 bandwagon with a unique offer of their own this month, buy any travel voucher and get 50% value added.

5. Match made in Heaven.

WOW! Etihad and Air Canada sign code share agreement.. and for those in South Africa seem to be in the ‘goldilock zone’ to pick up avail into AUH and beyond. The trick to maxing Aeroplan is to how shall I say, SAA Journeyblitz it? find 2 segments separately then apply them A to B, B to C and then C to A. Need Aeroplan miles fast? see no 6 below.

and just when I thought those Zar 1000 First Class Apartment flights were no more..

6. Marriott buy points 60% bonus

Marriott uniquely transfers their Marriott Reward points to just about any airline miles program at a 3:1 rate (except Air new Zealand) with a added 25% bonus on all points transferred at 60k points thresholds.

Also, Marriott points are great for stays with elite 5th night free redemption’s at the worlds biggest hotel chain boasting 30 brands.

Buy Marriott points HERE.

7. More on Points sales:

Etihad has a 30% points sale HERE, however I wonder if booking and using their slider to manufacture points would still be more cost effective.

Hilton has a 100% points sale too, ends July 15th, click HERE.

Offcoarse not forgetting it rarely makes sense to buy points unless they are actually saving you money for superior use.

Using elite status would in certain events get you bulk of the points free with its bonus off stays.

It seems most websites of hotels are offering prepaid voucher with bonus value through all the major hotel brands. Do check them out if you are looking for any further deals ahead.

8. The A380 demise.

Air France has retired all their double decker A380’s after 10 years of service. Most airliners including Emirates, Qatar, Qantas and Etihad have also grounded them due to their high operational costs. Airbus will no longer be making A380’s. Sad to say in the next few years walking upstairs will be a memory of the past. Do you remember seeing your first A380 in 2010 and then flying on your 1st A380 trip?

9. Countries are opening up.

Europe has just unveiled their plan to open in July to certain countries.

Hawaii opens on August 1st.

Maldives opens up to everyone with no restrictions on July 15th.

Yes we used the offer in no 2 above and booked cheapest flight to Mumbai and changed it to most expensive flight into Male, not quite the maximum 5000 mile change flexibility, but as any traveler would know Maldives is of the most expensive airfares around.

I wonder if Charter flights would be allowed sooner from SA as we promoted bulk of last year and at the start of this year as Islands due to warm climates and open spaces with rooms distanced between each other on most resorts might just be the safest escape for those yearning.

10. Love the Hilton Doubletree cookies?

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FIRST TIME EVER: the recipe for Double Tree cookies. The first food to be baked in space now can be made at your home: Official DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe Makes 26 cookies ½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks) ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar ¾ cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 ¼ cups flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Pinch cinnamon 2 2/3 cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips (I personally love Hersheys cinnamon, not sure if they stock in SA, but widely avail in Dxb and NY) 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts  Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, blending with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.  With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, blending for about 45 seconds. Don’t overmix.  Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Portion dough with a scoop (about 3 tablespoons) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.  Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.  Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for about 1 hour. note: You can freeze the unbaked cookies, and there’s no need to thaw. Preheat oven to 300°F and place frozen cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft. Video link in bio. #happybaking #doubletree #cookies #mostwanted #foodie #biscuits #eatsomemore #theTLway

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Poinbreaks has died + discount Makkah Ramadhaan + we do NASA + Hilton promo + TL is ticketing + TL hack guide

1. IHG Pointbreaks has died, plus more.

The once mighty IHG Pointbreaks has officially died as of 31 January 2020. What was once the hotel industry’s most economical ( un-matched and un-rivalled) promotion as 200+ hotels ( out of 4900 +) went for a redemption rate of a mere 5000 points regardless of what the normal points reward rates were per night.

Brands like Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza’s and Holiday Inn’s were usually snapped up in minutes for free at 5000 points per night at destinations like Maldives, Tahiti, Vietnam, India South America, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia and heaps of others.

Truly this promo was one of the most exiting lists every quarter. When traveloyalty.com started many years back these destination lists use to dictate which countries are next that we are going to book and score free.

Indeed we maxed it through all the premium ones, one property in Saudi Arabia in particular for over 100 nights, and at times with 2x rooms booked, all for free, 20 to 25 nights a time that came with lounge access and breakfasts.

Even if you did not have enough points you could then buy them / manufacture them for 23$ per night, IOW you could use Zar 120,000 to stay in the worlds top brands for 1 full year if you did not have the points to do it for free. Im sure you know people who spend that kind of cash on 1 single trip and get nothing back? or lets say you sold your 12 million Rand house you could stay free for 100 years around the world.

IHG started to change Pointbreaks about a year back after some months of lackluster properties being featured, made sense as Pointbreaks became so popular, remember 6 to 7 years back when hardly anyone knew of it? and they would not even sell out. Pointbreaks? say what? Patrick Swayze? would be asked (no not that one with Keanu)

Properties now had become 5k, 10k or 15k per night on the promo, but even in that too, properties and resorts were not of the premium grade many had become accustomed to.

I cant even recall when last I stayed on a Pointbreak, was it the one in Turkey’s capital or the one in Muscat? Didnt matter.

Recently I had my last 100k of IHG points (earned points, it often makes no sense to buy points as at top tier level as you earn them for free with bonuses in chunkloads), so when I got a hold of the property that I stayed at more than 100 nights they told me of many changes IHG has allready implemented on them for the negative, we knew this was coming but usually management discretion often overrides these for top tier members. Gone were the lounge access and free breakfasts, gone were the upgrades too.

I looked into the more expensive Intercontinental across the way that many have said is premium, well the only thing premium was the points per night rate at 30k ( everything else from lifts to rooms was an eye opener) never in my life have I layed out that many points for a free night, yet alone 3x. We got the upgrades and the free breakfast as top tier in this brand that the former hotel started refusing, I brought this up with them and IHG head office, who will hopefully look into this situation and remedy a new kick start soon. # watch this space

2. Discounted Ramadhaan Makkah

As usual for many years we always have a post on discounting expensive Ramadhaan, however this year we taking it a step better, we have a handful of set rooms (some quad, some triple, some with upgrades already set) highly discounted, available on a first come first served basis. Limit 1 room per client.

Email: info@traveloyalty.co.za

3. We do NASA. Rockets, astronauts, space ships, touch the moon & more.

Perhaps one of the better educational theme parks that will leave all kids (& adults) astonished, space is a mind boggling place!

We done our trip to the Kennedy Space Centre in Orlando, Florida, USA, near free using miles and points, staying at Radisson near by.

Click on the link HERE to view this out of the world trip

4. Hilton Points Unlimited. Register now.

6th Jan 2020 to 3rd May 2020. This quarter’s promo rewards movers more than sitters.

Access our dedicated Hilton sales page HERE

5. Island trip offers loading:

Our discounted Maldives offers last year was a absolute hit, we sold out each and every business class seat and needed more! Even our day trip offers had more demand than supply.

While we awaiting these deals to return and as per normal structured packaged offers thats void of earning anything back that may appeal to some.

6. Our current elite client concierge offers are throwing out the below:

How to (really) do Mauritius in Flic en Flac ( premium side of island)

Note: most get caught in per person packages on the windy South or East with some extra food thrown in, be in the know when you want to perfect your travel.

7x nights Half board, Zar 57,000, That includes Business Class for 2pax

It gets better obviously, this is #theTLway after all:

With this concierge offer you can do a premium diving resort on the Red sea or an island trip to Bali for 12x nights free thereafter or just split it on both before year end? plus get fed, upgraded with the whole shebang as you often see on TL trip reviews and social media channels.

7. We are ticketing in premium only.


https://www.instagram.com/jetzetterz/

Looking for better rates on your Business Class or First Class trips? We got our concierge clients covered, just ask one of our clients in Durban, most well known in the vehicle industry who got quoted 240k for a full family Business class trip to Asia, we got it done for 170k or Johannesburg biggest wholesaler for Mauritius as per above or the ones currently taking up our Turkey offer for 14k, these come with heaps of miles often up to 300% in bonuses while most grab the R3200 offer we just posted on our Instagram that yields basically nothing back to upgrade or travel free ahead.

8. Our TL guide to travel hacking.

If you missed this series on social media here it is below, and no, it has got nothing to do with heating up soup in your room..

Multi part series on all the ways imaginable to travel hack all types of travel by all types of travelers.

Note where you are VS where you would like to be?

One things for certain as you progress further, you will NEVER EVER go back to paying full retail again. Dont count your past losses, look forward to your future blessings in savings.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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Aug 26

Umrah d-i-why? YouTube + IHG Pointbreaks to Oct 31st+ Hilton + IHG +Marriott promos

1. Why DIY Umrah ? or any other trip.

A question that cannot be answered in just a one liner, but if I had to try, the answer would be: because its way better!

Way better in what way(s) one might ask? Well for starters lets put that down in point form:

  1. Its cheaper, way way cheaper. Gone are the days and mindset that over paying a per person rate for a package is the way to travel. Accommodation has always been booked per room in any event since as far back as my travel memories take me. Personally I have not been on a Umrah package since 1998 and in 2012 prior to traveloyalty.com I went on Umrah backpack style saying in the cheapest (furthest accom for under 50 Riyal per night at the border of 1st Ring Road Madinah and Ajyad in Makkah. Come 2013 with Traveloyalty.com we stayed free on two trips through Hilton Towers in Makkah and Crowne Plaza Madinah, all on points. Heaps closer and heaps better especially for families. This trip would be the kickstart to our future articles and inspiring thousands on staying free even through peak Ramadhaan where most were paying Zar 250,000 and getting zilch back on checkout.
  2. Stay longer through visa validity. You not limited to X-amount days and nights if you not on a package. Visas are valid 30days upon entry to the Kingdom, like most visas they have a fee attached for the full validity period regardless, in this you could maximise the 29 x nights / 30 days validity.
  3. Investment for akhira… and dunya. When you book direct your trip now becomes one that you can earn back points for future free hotel nights. 3rd party bookings are null and void of any earn back and perks.
  4. Perks through Traveloyalty.com in #theTLway, this saves you even more and this alone needs its own chapter, most of which are mentioned in the YouTube video next in the description but just to highlight, food savings by way of lounge access, early check ins and late check outs ( thats like 2 free nights), 2nd adult stays free, upgrades, free breakfast for room, even open complimentary menu’s, all of this has been mentioned many times since 2013, however daily new travelers are discovering the power of loyalty and best of all…
  5. Bonus points. Most never knew that they could earn bulk if not more of their spend back in this alone.
  6. Its easy, super easy. It takes about 20 seconds to make a booking on the hotels app.
  7. Family travel perfected. Thank heavens the locals have large families and in this the hotels are super lenient to those who worry about having to lay out extra person charges and extra rooms in packages.
  8. Flights. Here one can book any way, regardless, be it miles, cash on 3rd party or a find on skyscanner or Ita Matrix. Flights are the easiest part.
  9. Transfers. There are all too many taxis from H1’s to GMC’s to sedans to vans outside airports and hotels that you can negotiate a price with per family not per person.
  10. Yearn for a repeat trip? You will be super pleased you saved mega bucks on last trip incase of the Visa penalty.
  11. DIY travel has worked for hundreds of people you know, theres no reason why it will not work for you!

2. Umrah Diy 29x nights. YouTube. Paid R9500 in Business and R5500 in Economy.

How we have maximised the blessings of miles and points since traveloyalty.com’s inception over the years, well not so much on the miles sector as yet as we have taken most of the cash specials in Business class or the discounted ways in economy by adding another city or country into the itinerary making it a “open jaw”, such as Morocco and Oman, at the same time earning close to 300,000 miles towards future trips. Click the video below (and hit the subscribe button)

Click on the dropdown ‘show more/down arrow’ in the Youtube link above for the full description to each booking we have previously posted and taken advantage of.

Access the YouTube video HERE and read the ‘Show More/down arrow’

Turkey, up next. How we done it in the way better – way less way with Vip terminals for internal flights to benchmark upgrades.

3. Hilton – Power up your points.

Register to earn 2x points. (3x for credit card holders) September 9, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Access the offer HERE

4. IHG Accelerate Q4: Make every stay count

1 September – 31 December 2019. Register now for your unique challenge.

Access the offer HERE.

5. Extra Night On Us.

Book at least 3 consecutive nights* at participating resorts in Southeast Asia, Korea and Maldives from now until 31 August 2019. Valid for stays between 16 August 2019 and 20 December 2019.

Access the offer HERE.

Note:
IHG will be switching to dynamic award pricing by the end of 2019, so don’t hold on to your points as they may have minimal value in peak times when cash rates are high. How will this affect Pointbreaks is yet to be seen…

6. Marriott Rewards.

The New Award Chart kicks in 14 September 2019. Look forward to off-peak redemption rates! If you have your eye on a peak time property best book it now prior to the change.

Access the info HERE

7. IHG Pointbreaks. Valid to Oct 31st, 2019

Rooms from only 5000 or 10,000 or 15000 points per night.
For the FULL list and to Book click  HERE. 
IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), the worlds largest 2nd largest hotel and loyalty programme has released a full hotel list for booking.

If you are un-familiar on how to stay for free at top end Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels kindly read on:

What is Pointbreaks ?

Pointbreaks is the hotel industry’s most economical ( un-matched and un-rivalled) promotion as +200 hotels ( out of 4900 +) are available for the redemption of a mere 5000 points ( it has now been changed to allocate better hotels at 10,000 and 15,000 points per night) regardless of what the normal points reward rate is per night.

5,000 Points Hotels

United States

ILLINOIS
Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville

MISSISSIPPI
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Canton

MONTANA
Candlewood Suites Sidney

NEW JERSEY
Candlewood Suites Bordentown-Trenton

NEW YORK
Candlewood Suites Syracuse-Airport

PENNSYLVANIA
Candlewood Suites Williamsport

TEXAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Floresville


Worldwide

ALBERTA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Saskatchewan

BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Express Maceio Ponta Verde

BULGARIA
Holiday Inn Plovdiv

SAUDI ARABIA
Holiday Inn Jeddah – Al Salam

INDIA
Holiday Inn Agra MG Road

INDONESIA
Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Matraman

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye

GUANGDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Shenzhen Songgang

HENAN, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Luoyang Xiyuan
Holiday Inn Express Zhengzhou Longzi Lake

SHANDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Qingdao Chengyang Central
Holiday Inn Express Yantai Fulai

THAILAND
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach

10,000 Points Hotels (excl USA)

Worldwide

ALBERTA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Calgary-Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sherwood Park-Edmonton Area

QUEBEC, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint – Hyacinthe

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chihuahua Juventud

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
Staybridge Suites Irapuato

TABASCO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Villahermosa Aeropuerto

PERU
Holiday Inn Express Lima San Isidro

VENEZUELA
InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas
Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino

GEORGIA
Crowne Plaza Borjomi
Holiday Inn Tbilisi
Holiday Inn Telavi

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Stuttgart Airport
Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport – Raunheim

ITALY
Holiday Inn Genoa City

KAZAKHSTAN
InterContinental Almaty

LITHUANIA
Crowne Plaza Vilnius

MONGOLIA
Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar

POLAND
Holiday Inn Gdansk – City Centre

UNITED KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen – Bridge of Don
Holiday Inn South Normanton M1, Jct.28
Holiday Inn Express Chester – Racecourse
Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4,Jct.4
Staybridge Suites London – Heathrow Bath Road

OMAN
Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC

QATAR
Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay

SOUTH AFRICA
Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Dubai – Jumeirah
Holiday Inn Express Dubai – Safa Park

INDIA
Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre
Crowne Plaza Greater Noida
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport

INDONESIA
Crowne Plaza Bandung
Crowne Plaza Jakarta

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang

HENAN, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Zhengzhou Riverside

SICHUAN, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Neijiang Riverside
Holiday Inn Batang

NEPAL
Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

AUSTRALIA
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

15,000 Points Hotels (excl USA)

Worldwide

ALBERTA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary South-Macleod Trail S

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax Airport

BRAZIL
InterContinental Sao Paulo

COLOMBIA
Holiday Inn Express Bogota – Parque La 93

PANAMA
InterContinental Miramar Panama

FRANCE
Holiday Inn Paris – Montparnasse Pasteur

ITALY
Crowne Plaza Venice East – Quarto d’Altino

PORTUGAL
Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental
Holiday Inn Lisbon

UNITED KINGDOM
Hotel Indigo Dundee
Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4
Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon

KENYA
Crowne Plaza Nairobi

SAUDI ARABIA
InterContinental Al Khobar

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Crowne Plaza Dubai Apartments

SHAANXI, MAINLAND CHINA
HUALUXE Xi’an Hi-tech Zone

ZHEJIANG, MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Deqing

THAILAND
Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong

VIETNAM
InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

AUSTRALIA
Crowne Plaza Perth

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Aug 11

Maxing Hilton for 601k + new Youtube vids + better way to discount flights + Maldives offers + promos

1. Youtube.

Check out latest videos on Youtube

Macau Wow

and

Waldorf Ras Al Khaima, booked the dog kennel for $85 and scored the dragons den worth $1800 per night.

The full breakdown of bookings are in the YouTube description dropdown.

Upcoming videos:

UMRAH 29x nights, for way less through various years.

Turkey 14x nights, on a budget, best of hotels, best of cities. VIP flight terminals.

Morocco 12x nights done near free through 4 cities including amazing Aghadir and Taghzout.

Bali upgrades, from Conrad to the premium Ritz Carlton.

All with the most amazing of upgrades and perks, all done between Zar 5000 to Zar 10,000 per person with Business Class flights. These are the blessings in Loyalty.

Access our YouTube channel HERE don’t forget to click subscribe and click the bell to be notified soon as new content is uploaded.

2. Discounting flights from Google.

Upcoming between August 13th and September 2nd (and this should be a industry changer), Google flights will have a test on Airfare Price Guarantee.

This ensures you have paid the lowest price whereby they will notify you and pay you back up to $500 if your flights airfare drops after you purchase it.

Note: if this is loaded as per itinerary, it may make sense to split each pax bookings.

Currently the roll out is for select domestic and international flights and will have a badge showing if the flight is enabled titled: “Price Guarantee”

Previously the best was Flight Centers price beat policy which has been edited numerous times over the past few years, at current its R50 off per person off the matched price but it has to be from certain websites only.

I’ve posted on social media many a times getting paid back on this, check HERE.

3. Maxing Hilton for 601k.

As shown on our Instagram HERE

We been waiting since Quarter 1 of 2016 for a promo this good to line up, pity it was just best off 1 stay by using our dedicated Hilton Honors promo Sales page. Previous years double dip bonuses would yield up to 4x ontop of the bonuses.

Best put, thats a maximum of 150x free nights score off a stay. Lets hope whats next is in a shorter space than 3 years time.

4. Hilton Asia Pacific Sale. Up to 35% off.

Book by 6 September 2019 for stays to 29 February 2020

Access the offer HERE.

5. 2x points with World of Hyatt.

Register by September 30, 2019 and complete your stay or experience between August 15, 2019 and October 31, 2019.

Access the offer HERE.

6. Maldives offer.

Check our ad out HERE.

Buy 1 get 1 FREE Business class upgrade. Still a few left.

Valid on dates:
22-28 Sep 2019
13-19 Oct 2019

From Zar 40,900 for 2pax.

Includes:

Return flights to Maldives in Business Class from Johannesburg. Lie flat.

5x nights in 3star accomodation with breakfast daily (4* & 5* options available)

Free transfers.

All taxes.

Economy flights from R13,990 pps with 3 star accommodation.

New Addition: 4 star Overwater villa from R29,990 pps

Email: info@traveloyalty.co.za  for all details and pricing options.

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Jun 17

$21,000 holiday done for under $300 + Maldives Business class offer + 2018 year in review

1. Our 2018 Year in review

Click the link to open up the respective post for insight in the text.


Best resort suite: St. Regis, Miami
Best toilet: St.Regis Miami
Biggest suite: St. Regis Miami
Best specialty suite: Conrad & Hyatt Makkah
Best balcony: Luxury Collection, Bodrum
Coolest Feature: Pool on roof, W, Florida
Best value resort: Dalaman, Turkey
Best car upgrade: Dalaman, Turkey
Best local food: Tajine, Morocco
Best location hotel: Grand Hyatt, Casablanca 
Best bathroom: Sheraton, Maldives
Best dinner: Sheraton, Maldives
Best service: The Athenee, Bangkok
Best breakfast: The Athenee, Bangkok
Best lounge: The Athenee, Bangkok
Best unique experience: Breaking into a jail
Unique perk: Dalaman, Turkey
Coolest experience: Surfing with Jetski assist!!
Best beach: Many in Maldives
Not best beach: Miami…
Best spa: Luxury Collection, Bodrum, Turkey
Best flight: Emirates HKG-BKK
Best activity city: Orlando (again)
Best theme park: Disney, Orlando
Best high octane ride: Orlando
Best theme shows: Disney, Hong Kong
Best ride ever: Starwars Disney, Hong Kong
Best shopping: Outlets through Florida
Best waves: Himmafushi, Maldives
Newest hotel: Hyatt Place, Taghzout
Most empty hotel: Hyatt Place, Taghzout
Best airport hotel: Crowne Plaza, Singapore
Coolest freebie: foot massages, Singapore
Biggest cash flight deal: Business class Egypt Air R7500
Biggest cash flight deal: Economy SQ Maldives R5500
Best miles deal: Business Emirates for $23
Best mistake fare: Emirates Dubai R2100
Best road trip: Aegean Coast, Turkey
Most confused stares: Saudi with surfboards
Best trip: Madinah (again)
Longest trip: Saudi Arabia 29nights
Best Instagram post: 26 April

2. $21,000 Mauritius family holiday done for under $300.

Traveloyalty had a few radio interviews last year, I particularly talked alot how easy it is to do Mauritius for a song for South Africans. Here is the podcast from Salaamedia on one of the interviews. Click HERE.

Since day 1, what Traveloyalty mentions in theory, Traveloyalty follows in practical.

Access the adventure HERE

Yes its true, we have heaps of clients who have scored bigger and better than us by taking our advices in our posts and newsletters last year on maximising this chain to its full potential. HERE is one scoring St. Regis Maldives over the same period.

3.  St. Regis Mauritius trip Youtube!

Our 2nd hotel instalment is also up on Youtube. This being another first in dual reviews.

Access the video HERE.

4. Business Class Maldives offer.

We have it, Buy 1 get 1 FREE. Limited seats, limited offer.

Valid on dates:
22-28 Sep 2019
13-19 Oct 2019

From Zar 40,900 for 2pax.

Includes:

Return flights to Maldives in Business Class from Johannesburg. Lie flat.

5x nights in 3star accomodation with breakfast daily (4* & 5* options available)

Free transfers.

All taxes.

Email: info@traveloyalty.co.za 
Limited offer. Only 19x sets of lie flat seats per flight available at this rate. 
Don’t get left behind.

Check our ad out HERE.

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Apr 30

Maldives offer, our 1st Youtube hotel video, Hilton+ Marriott+ IHG promos

Currently on social media: Adventuring the South of Maldives. We chose the bluest water villas in the bluest water resort, all in the county with the bluest water on earth.

Traveloyalty.com will be promoting this current adventure, that’s direct business class flights for less, upgrades, where and how to save mega bucks and all the other finer tips you have come to know by #theTLway. Keen on experiencing the benchmark bucket list destination mail us at: info@traveloyalty.co.za

Check the pics of this trip unfold in HD HERE

Previously on social media: Tripping through Reunion Island using Avios.

Staying free using Avios at Lux St. Gilles. 1st Lux stay ever.

Check the trip HERE

Our latest upload to Youtube is also our very 1st Youtube hotel video from one of our trips to Maldives during 2018.

Click the link below to watch the Youtube video as well as the read in description of the text of the video on how we got it done through 4 countries making all a free stop over for under $400 per person through the blessings of loyalty.

See the video HERE

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Hilton Promos:

Breaking, no one has this yet:

1. EMEA Summer Sale up to 35% off.

Book between 15 May to 19 Aug and stay between 24 May – 6 Jan, 2020.

2. Go More, Get more Promo.

Register to earn 2x points off your second stay with cumulative bonuses.

May 6th – Sept 8th, 2019

3. Buy points with up to 100% bonus

Ends May 28th.

Access all the offers on our dedicated Hilton sale page HERE.

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Also, Invited guests going for Ramadhaan there is currently double points on offer, this should yield back more than the spend on checkout.

Marriott Promos:

4. Buy points with 25% off.

Marriott’s first ever points promo.

5. Last Minute Deals.

Previously SPG Hot Escapes.


Access all the offers & more on our dedicated Marriott sale page HERE

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IHG Promos:

6. Accelerate: Make every stay count

May 1 – Aug 31, 2019. Register now for your unique challenge.

7. 35% off Asia + Japan

Booking dates: 23 April – 21 May, 2019
Stay dates: 6 May – 19 July, 2019
The offer is valid for a minimum two-night stay.

Access all the offers on our dedicated IHG sale page HERE.

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Mar 22

Hilton EMEA flash sale + Hyatt 4th night free promo

Upcoming on TraveLoyalty Social Media, for those who love to spend 30k in Zar per night booking suites, also for those who love to use points and book direct suites for free #theTLway

We also going 4k on our Youtube videos, time to upgrade.


1. Hilton EMEA Flash Sale.


Book by 25th March for stays to 8th Sept, 2019

Access the offer HERE


2. Hyatt 4th Night free at select Brands.

For Hyatt Place click HERE.

For Hyatt Regency click HERE.

Book by May 11th for stays to May 15th, 2019

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Mar 04

Worlds most exclusive resort soon opens up to loyalty. Save 6500 Eur per night!

Marriott introduces its new rewards pricing tomorrow. Premium top of range properties go up from 60,000 points to 100,000 points per night in peak. As mentioned previously, one can forward book on ‘credit’ needing the full points a week before check in but do take note some properties have been holding fees for award bookings in the future.

Previously on traveloyalty.com we reviewed The most outrageous, phenomenal and biggest hotel suite in the world at one of the worlds most famous hotels which bring us on to our main topic:

The worlds most sought after – royalty worthy – outrageously exclusive resort.

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Hello North Island, Seychelles.

Note: (not to be confused with North Sentinel Island in the Indian ocean..)

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Breaking news is that its joining Marriott’s Luxury Collection brand portfolio soon. I presume this has been kept until after the category 8 sets in as the standard cash rates at this exclusive island goes for a whopping Euro 6500 – 10,000 per night ( about Zar 105,000 to 160,000 per night!)

This is the Island you may recall that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their honeymoon at, so did George + Amal Clooney and other holiday makers included Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie.

Return to the Blue Lagoon memoirs?

I’ve visited Seychelles 3rd largest island affectionately known as Silhouette island that houses Hilton Labriz a few times, it lies just across North Island and to this day remains the most stunning and intriguing islands I’ve been to of all worldwide. No ways? Hear me out: I know I post plenttyyy of Maldives trips on social media especially surfing and many times including foodie.
However unlike Maldives, Silhouette island has a mountain one can hike over for 3 hours +, you could even get lost and will need a search party to find you hence needing permission to wander into the jungle prior. There are Arabian Pirate graveyards on the other end, legend has it there’s heaps of buried / hidden pirate treasure on this island worth billions of dollars, once myself and family adventured into the wilderness and we found some guests with metal detectors scouting the sand on other sides.

Silhouette Island at most parts has that.. how can I say, Johnny Castaway / Robinson Crusoe type feeling, lost in another world, like you the only humans around and this lasts for hours and hours when you explore, this is really hard to find at other places that holds a world class branded hotel group that one can stay for free at by redeeming points (with vip perks).

Personally after spending heaps of time ( scoring free stopover trips) in the Seychelles I’d say Silhouette Island is way better than the more famous and in demand (+whew crowded) La Digue Island as well as Praslin Island, dont get me wrong I agree that these 2 islands have many of the worlds top 10 beaches but the mere over crowd factor doesn’t tick off all the boxes, kind of the same way crowded Antalya vs exclusive Bodrum in Turkey does.

I would assume North Island although much smaller in size( 10x to be exact) to have a similar feel if not better, there are double the amount of staff as guests on this island that has only 10 Presidential villas and 1 exclusive Villa North Island in the category above (yep this is the 10k one in Euro)

Its all inclusive resort:including mini bar and room snacks that has jars and jars of goodies so lets hope they include it in the award pricing and not ping pong about Al Maha style. Speaking of awards, I’m sure there wont be much availability once it loads given the small amount of accommodation.

Getting there: its a very short helicopter flight from Mahe, I have seen boats service the island as well that should take 55 mins from the jetty in Mahe.

Activities: Everything you could expect on a island from hill top picnics to fishing, this ocean stretch has been my favourite to fish in, I’ve caught heaps of Tuna, Job fish, Snapper and many others. Don’t miss doing this.

Seychelles fishing is world class, the first tip is reel in fast or risk half if not more of your catch being bitten off by something bigger !

Between a rock and a hard place: is where most Marriott Bonvoy Elites will be tonight, book at the premium resorts such as St. Regis Vommuli Maldives or St. Regis New York or Luxury Collection Al Maha UAE?? or keep the points in anticipation for scoring North Island with 5th night free for 400,000 Bonvoy points, thats if they don’t decide to pull a “Waldorf Astoria Maldives” redemption on us…

No one around not even a foot print should be your forte in your 2019 travels.

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Feb 25

IHG Pointbreaks to May 31st, 2019+ Hilton Apac promo + Hyatt promo + Marriott SA promo

Tip for scoring in travels:

A common tip I use when travelling is using points for free stays (this way there’s no taxes) on the first night or the last night or both at certain destinations especially airport hotels or hotels that offer a free airport shuttle. Airport hotels are often way cheaper using points even if you had to buy them.

If you into scoring premium hotels or the best hotels in your destination you would know it makes zero sense to check in for your full stay if you arriving at night (and subsequently missing the whole day for premium cash rates or even premium points rates that you would or could have otherwise scored with a early check in), the same goes with early morning flights = early morning check outs, similar procedure, check out your premium hotel late and on to your ‘budget hotel’ check in near airport for next days flight.

Some of my favourite savings I’ve had on low points are Hilton Bali Nagurah Rai for 5000 points, Four Points Sheraton Kenya Airport for 17000 points, heaps of Proteas at 7500 points especially for transits, heaps of all brands throughout USA, Crowne Plaza Changi Singapore for 40k points (heavy I know but the cash rates were even more crazy) and Holiday Inn Mauritius scored for 5000 points on pointbreaks previously, usually only 15000 points per night pictured below.

If you followed my road trip through Florida on Instagram last year, you could fly into Orlando and do Disney and all the rest, Nasa Space Centre, Lego Land, Fort Lauderdale and fly out of Miami and make use of the airport hotel on Pointbreaks for 5000 points.

1. Hilton Asia Pacific Sale. Up to 35% off.

Book by March 19th for stays to February 2, 2020 ( Greater China 23 January, 2020), Waldorf Maldives opening July 1st anyone?

Access the offer HERE.

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2. Marriott Summer in South Africa:

Get 10% – 20 % off + 2,000 points. From January 30 – April 22, 2019

custom CPTSP

Access the offer’s HERE and HERE.

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3.  Hyatt Earn points faster.

Up to 50k bonus points.

Starting with your second stay earn 1000 points per night ( + extra 500 at Hyatt House and Hyatt Place). Register by 31 March for stays to May 15th.

Access the offer HERE.

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4. IHG Pointbreaks February 25th – May 31st 2019

Rooms from only 5000 or 10,000 or 15000 points per night.
Book HERE. 
IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), the worlds largest 2nd largest hotel and loyalty programme has released a full hotel list for booking.

If you are un-familiar on how to stay for free at top end Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels kindly read on:

What is Pointbreaks ?

Pointbreaks is the hotel industry’s most economical ( un-matched and un-rivalled) promotion as +200 hotels ( out of 4900 +) are available for the redemption of a mere 5000 points ( it has now been changed to allocate better hotels at 10,000 and 15,000 points per night) regardless of what the normal points reward rate is per night.

5,000 Points Hotels

United States

TEXAS
Candlewood Suites Decatur Medical Center
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Snyder

Worldwide

BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Sao Paulo Parque Anhembi

BEIJING, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Beijing Shijingshan Parkview

GUANGDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Wing On City

JIANGSU, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Changzhou Wujin

LIAONING, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Anshan Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Dalian Development Zone

SHAANXI, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Xi’An Qujiang South

10,000 Points Hotels.

USA – see link above

Worldwide

ONTARIO, CANADA
Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Regina Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon Centre
Staybridge Suites Saskatoon – University

COAHUILA, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Torreon

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn & Suites Leon Plaza Mayor
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silao Aeropuerto – Terminal

GUERRERO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Chilpancingo

JALISCO, MEXICO
Staybridge Suites Guadalajara Expo

NUEVO LEÓN, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Monterrey Aeropuerto

PUEBLA, MEXICO
InterContinental Presidente Puebla

QUERETARO, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Queretaro

SAN LUIS POTOSI , MEXICO
Staybridge Suites San Luis Potosi

VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Tuxpan

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo

EL SALVADOR
InterContinental San Salvador-Metrocentro Mall

BELGIUM
Holiday Inn Express Gent

ITALY
Holiday Inn Express Rome – East

RUSSIA
Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Khovrino

TURKEY
Holiday Inn Bursa – City Centre
Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya
Holiday Inn Istanbul – Tuzla Bay

ALGERIA
Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower

LEBANON
Crowne Plaza Beirut

INDIA
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill

PHILIPPINES
Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre

VIETNAM
Crowne Plaza West Hanoi

15,000 Points Hotels.

USA – see full list in link above – Wow they have a Intercon!

Worldwide

ONTARIO, CANADA
Staybridge Suites Niagara-On-The-Lake

BULGARIA
InterContinental Sofia

FRANCE
Crowne Plaza Toulouse

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre

UNITED KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Express Inverness
Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith
Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road

SHANDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Qingdaoorientalmoviemetropolis

THAILAND
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
InterContinental Pattaya Resort

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Feb 05

Promos + Business Airfares + taking up the biggest score

1. Marriott Bonvoy Promo.

Marriott’s first promo is set to launch which might include a Megabonus for some.

  • Earn double elite night credit for every 2 nights.
  • Now get even more. Earn:
    • 10,000 bonus points when you stay at 10 brands.
    • 29,000 bonus points when you stay at 29 brands.

Access the offer HERE. / or log into promotion central soon as the promo goes live.

Many have asked me whats the best they can do with the heaps of Marriott points earned from my advice prior to their merger. 

Answer:

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Rates: 6700 aed per night ++. Al Maha is a ultra luxury Oasis in the desert of the UAE. Using points its only 60,000 per night + 5th night free making it 240k for 5 nights.

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It gets even better: Marriott Rewards have included All Inclusive even on points rate, as well as activities. There was a time when it was $1000 per person.

Previously Rates were:

168AED per person for breakfast

273AED per person for lunch

515AED per person for dinner

270AED per person per activity

AL Maha ( and other premium properties) goes up to Catergory 8 next month needing almost double the amount of points. The best part is book it now prior to the increase on credit and have the points 7 days before check in.

Bottom Line:

This is definitely the biggest score for a free stay to the tune of R130,000 + that was super easily obtainable.

2.  Business Class for R6500.

Kenyan Airways has a really good deal from Johannesburg to Mauritius ( there are other destinations thats higher priced ) for R6500 in Business Class. All other Ota’s are showing economy for a similar fare + Skyscanner and Matrix wont pick this up as per tips below.

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Tips:

Use a pc to get on Kenyan Airways website.

Search 2 Adults or 2 Adults+2 Kids at most.

Check the flights on the different days, most will have the new Dreamliner’s B787 Out Jnb with excellent Lie flat.

Update: Out of Cape Town its R6220 however its on the old 737 planes..

3.  Radisson Rewards Travel Further. 120k bonus points.

Ends 31st March, 2019

Access the offer HERE.

4. Hyatt buy points +30% bonus.

Earn Even More Points. Purchase 5,000 points or more and earn 30% more bonus Points. Terms Apply. Offer ends Feb 22, 2019.

Access the offer HERE

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Jan 16

Marriott Bonvoy + Hilton promos + IHG promos + Royal Suite Conrad Makkah.

1.  Marriott BONVoY launching.

The new name for the Marriott Rewards program launching on Feb’13th. I’ve advised many a time via social media / newsletters that personally I’ve put 80% of my 2017/2018 stays into the Marriott Rewards/SPG/Ritz Carlton Brands. The results are stellar especially now that Marriott has decided to keep the standard award points until March ( and not Dec 31st 2018 as initially forecasted).

See my recent stays and scores through St. Regis Miami, St. Regis Bangkok, Luxury Collection Bodrum, Sheraton Maldives and more on Instagram.

If you thought 2014 was great and were blown away by the merger in 2017 wait till you taste what lies ahead in 2019-2020..

What does this mean?

Readers can now still use their Platinum Elite Status and Reward points to book all the cream of the crop brands and properties for a mere 48,000 points per night ( incl 5th night free). Some properties needed 270,000 points per night prior! Time to save hundred thousands of bucks in 2019 has just got a lifeline. Take advantage asap.

Also,

One can book bulk of stays ahead without the full points or any points in account as Marriott is the only hotel brand that one can book on credit up to a week of check in using points.

Even better:

These premium all suite properties including the all inclusive ones can be had on the highly discounted points rate.

Still better:

As Marriott (formerly a SPG perk) is the only program that gives a 25% bonus on transfers of points to airline miles, all those premium 1st and business class upgrades you’ve seen on my posts and Instagram are still easier than ever.

Yes it was 270,000 points per night, now we getting it at 48,000 per night.

Access Bonvoy’s update  HERE.

 

2.  Hilton Promos:

2.1  Points Unlimited January 4th – May 5th 2019

The Points Unlimited promotion is back!  Get 2,000 Bonus Points per stay, plus 10,000 Bonus Points every 5 stays or 10 nights (whichever comes first) from January 4 – May 5. Register asap.

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2.2  Honors Buy points 100% bonus.

Ends February 26, 2019. 

Picture you here. Buy 10,000+ Points by Feb 26 and get 100% more to get there sooner.

Access our dedicated Hilton page HERE

 

3.  IHG promo’s

3.1 Treat yourself to a break with 30% off.

 

 

3.2  Rewards Nights Faster.

January 15 to April 15. Register now, before March 15.

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Access our IHG page HERE.

4. The Royal Suite of Conrad Makkah

Comes with its own massage chair. A first.

If you have been following my updates on travels on Instagram you would have seen we have currently done reviews of premium suites that are off the chart. Below is Conrad Makkah.

The size of this pad vs the other neighbouring rooms.

Located at the top of the hotel, at 247 sq. m. This amazing suite features two bedrooms with king and 2 queen-sized beds, as well as a separate lounge and a dining area with kitchen + the family essential = 2 full bathrooms, non of their other suites or rooms have this.

The front door at the end of the passage.

The front door once inside.

 

 

 

As usual in most suites one finds a guest bathroom upon entry.

 

Bedroom 1

The King Bedroom

Bedroom 2

Has 2 Queen beds.

Plenty of seating options.

8 seater dining room.

I think everyone who has visited Conrad Makkah has made good use of the two red leather (actually one now) chairs downstairs in the executive lounge.

Full kitchen.

With just about every tried and tested room and suite inventory in most of the premium hotels in the city, Traveloyalty can advise on every need for most travellers especially families.

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Nov 26

IHG Pointbreaks + Book Ramadhaan 2019 free on points+ Trip through Miami’s finest hotels FREE + the most hyped hotel yet.

1. Umrah Ramadhaan on points – Book now.

Points have been open for 2 weeks so for those planning Ramadhaan grab the availability now.

Via my Instagram posts which included screenshots and dates of flying in for R5800 with Turkey in the mix is the best at the moment. Check it out.

Last 10 Nights Ramadhaan bookings are open.

Using points will save you almost Zar 170k thats about the same as our posts have shown each year since 2012. Remember these are room rates that can accommodate most families.
The night by night rate shows a blackout in last 5 nights as usual, however using points from a few days before bypasses this to get the booking confirmation.
Plan to stay in the Kingdom after Eid? The points rates drop more than 50-70% and the cash rates go down 10x less!
Flying in:
Use my previous post to Turkey via Jeddah, Skyscanner app has Multi City now so its easier to check dates, it might even be cheaper doing Turkey later with the Inbound. There could even be more savings, some OTA’s are offering discount codes today. For Business class, cash economy flex tickets + under 40k miles per way with get the upgrade on Middle East airliners.
Using Star Alliance miles via Cai or Add is another saving option.
Also:
Other hotel brands have similar blessings in using points, Sheraton and Marriott ( this one used to be 20k pn on points previous years) are 35k pn (140k with 5th night free). Per night thats still only 12k Starpoints! ( former SPG point currency). #ultimate

 

 

2. Doing Miami’s finest suites in finest hotels free on points.

St. Regis – Ritz Carlton – W South Beach.

 

Access the trip HERE.

In 2017 trips, St. Regis Kuala Lampur grabbed my Suite of the year award. This current year 2019 (thus far) its again St. Regis, located in Miami Bal Harbour.

TraveLoyalty’s 2017 Best of the Best:

Best trip: Umrah
Longest trip: Umrah
Best hotel suite: Caroline Astor St.Regis, KL
Best breakfast: Ritz Carlton lounge, Bali
Best Sushi: Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
Best bathroom: Hilton Labriz, Seychelles
Best toilet: St.Regis KL & Ritz Carlton Bali
Biggest suite: Presidential in Conrad, Bali
Best service: Hyatt Regency & Conrad Makkah
Unique perk: Infinity laundry, Conrad Bali
Best beach: Labriz, Seychelles (again)
Best overall lounge: Ritz Carlton, Bali
Best flight: First class Etihad Auh-Jfk
Best activity city: Orlando
Best theme park: Disney World, Orlando
Most motivational: Silicon Valley, San Francisco
Best shopping: Outlets in Mco, Jhb, Honolulu
Best waves: Holiday Inn Resort, Maldives
Best near death experience: Oahu, Hawaii

2018 Best of the Best coming on Instagram in a bit over a month.

3. Disney’s Star Wars hotel. The HYPE has begun.

I took this pic below during March 2018 trip ( prior to Miami ) at the Hollywood Studios of Disney World in Orlando Florida, I just knew something astronomically big was about to unfold.

 

When I read about this in the media last year I emailed The Disney Concierge that organised our park tickets and found out that its only coming up in 2019. Sure enough here we are at the end of 2018 and I don’t think I have ever seen such HYPE for a hotel, the last I saw this much excitement would have been Atlantis the Palm, Dubai opening about a decade ago.

This HYPE is so big that USA based travel bloggers have gone to extraordinary lengths to publish plans, engineer permits and project drawings that they obtained from the Florida Municipalities and Departments of Environmental Protection.. I have truly never seen this happen before. 

Its a fairly small hotel with 600 rooms and rates will prob cost as one commentator put it ‘cost a kidney’ however the blessings of miles and points should be able to offset this.

I can vouch the very best theme ride ever experienced was the Disney World Hong Kong’s Hyper Space Mountain one during July/August 2018. I’m sure they will have similar if not better ones at the Disney Galaxy Edge in Orlando.

Check into a Star Wars themed hotel that will take the shape of a different planet far far away complete with droids, light sabers and intergalactic rides.

Disney Hollywood Studios 2019 in your plans yet?

 

4. IHG Pointbreaks – valid to 28th February 2019.

Hotel Exterior

The new Holiday Inn Makkah is on at 10,000 points per night.

Rooms from only 5000 or 10,000 or 15000 points per night.

Book HERE. 

IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), the worlds largest hotel and loyalty programme has released a full hotel list for booking.

If you are un-familiar on how to stay for free at top end Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels kindly read on:

What is Pointbreaks ?

Pointbreaks is the hotel industry’s most economical ( un-matched and un-rivalled) promotion as +200 hotels ( out of 4900 +) are available for the redemption of a mere 5000 points ( it has now been changed to allocate better hotels at 10,000 and 15,000 points per night) regardless of what the normal points reward rate is per night.

5,000 Points Hotels
United States

TEXAS
Candlewood Suites Mount Pleasant
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bonham

BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre

TURKEY
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul – Altunizade
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul Airport

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Matsuyama

GANSU, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Zhangye

HEBEI, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Shijiazhuang Heping
Holiday Inn Express Wuhan Optical Valley

JIANGSU, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Nantong Textile City

JILIN, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Changchun High-Tech Zone

LIAONING, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Yingkou Onelong Plaza

SHANDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Yantai YEDA

10,000 Points Hotels
United States

ARKANSAS
Holiday Inn Jonesboro

COLORADO
Staybridge Suites Denver South – Highlands Ranch

CONNECTICUT
Crowne Plaza Danbury

FLORIDA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fleming Island
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Punta Gorda

GEORGIA
Candlewood Suites Valdosta Mall
Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW – Peachtree City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Locust Grove

ILLINOIS
Crowne Plaza Springfield – Convention CTR
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mattoon

INDIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hammond

IOWA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Des Moines – Jordan West

KANSAS
Candlewood Suites Lenexa – Overland Park Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Olathe South

KENTUCKY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Sterling North
Holiday Inn Lexington – Hamburg

LOUISIANA
Holiday Inn & Suites Lafayette North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge -Port Allen

MARYLAND
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clear Spring
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Owings Mills-Baltimore Area

MICHIGAN
Holiday Inn & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit NW

MISSOURI
Candlewood Suites Kansas City – Independence
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hannibal – Medical Center

NEBRASKA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha – 120th and Maple

NEW JERSEY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Brunswick

NORTH CAROLINA
Holiday Inn & Suites Arden – Asheville Airport

OHIO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashtabula-Geneva
Staybridge Suites Canton

OKLAHOMA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tulsa South – Woodland Hills

OREGON
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hood River

PENNSYLVANIA
Candlewood Suites Pittsburgh-Airport
Staybridge Suites Pittsburgh-Cranberry Township

SOUTH DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dakota Dunes – Event Center

TENNESSEE
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Memphis Arpt Elvis Presley Blv

TEXAS
Holiday Inn Brownsville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston IAH – Beltway 8
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central – Univ Area
Staybridge Suites Houston W – Westchase Area

ONTARIO, CANADA
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East – University

COAHUILA, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Torreon

JALISCO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Guadalajara Expo

BRAZIL
Staybridge Suites Sao Paulo

COLOMBIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bogota DC
InterContinental Cali
InterContinental Medellin

PANAMA
Crowne Plaza Panama
Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Munich – City East
Holiday Inn Munich – City East

ITALY
Crowne Plaza Padova

LITHUANIA
Holiday Inn Vilnius

RUSSIA
Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport
Holiday Inn Express St. Petersburg – Sadovaya
Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya

TURKEY
Holiday Inn Istanbul – Old City

UNITED KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Ashford – Central
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – Royal Albert Dock
Holiday Inn Express London – Newbury Park
Holiday Inn Ipswich

SAUDI ARABIA
Holiday Inn Makkah Al Aziziah

INDIA
Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bengaluru Racecourse
Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Whitefield ITPL
Holiday Inn Express Gurugram Sector 50

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye

HAINAN, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Sanya Bay

JIANGSU, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Nanjing Xuanwu Lake
Holiday Inn Kunshan Huaqiao

SHANDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Jinan Exhibition Center

THAILAND
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Soi Soonvijai

15,000 Points Hotels
United States

ALABAMA
Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S – UAB

COLORADO
Holiday Inn Express Boulder

FLORIDA
Candlewood Suites Miami Airport – Doral

MARYLAND
Crowne Plaza Baltimore Dwntn Inner Harbor

MASSACHUSETTS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Great Barrington – Lenox Area

PENNSYLVANIA
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia
Holiday Inn Express Grove City (Outlet Center)

BELGIUM
Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre

FINLAND
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Munich – Messe

POLAND
Hotel Indigo Warsaw

UNITED KINGDOM
Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace
Holiday Inn Express Manchester – Salford Quays
Holiday Inn London – Gatwick Airport
Holiday Inn Manchester – West

KENYA
InterContinental Nairobi

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima

JIANGSU, MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Wuxi City Center

VIETNAM
InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

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