Posts categorized under ‘Hotels’

DoubleTree by Hilton – Branding & Loyalty Through Cookies

I’m pretty loyal to the Hilton family of hotels whenever I travel, primarily because (1) I want to accumulate the points/status within one chain (2) they have a very consistent experience no matter where I travel, which means no surprises […]

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Travel Resolution: Rate Every Hotel I Stay In on TripAdvisor

Every year I like to make a “travel resolution” to help me travel better – last year, it was to consolidate all of my miles on a single airline and get status (and I’m now Gold Status on US Airways/Star […]

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Top Travel Infographics

Infographics are an increasingly popular way to display some cool information in a visual way. While sometimes the visual effect can be cluttered and confusing, when done right it’s a very effective way to communicate a message. They’re especially cool […]

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Travel Hacks to Earn More Airline Miles

Recently an article on NPR.com titled “How Frequent Fliers Exploit A Government Program To Get Free Trips” explained how travel hackers were buying thousands of dollars worth of coins (with free shipping) on their credit cards, then immediately depositing those […]

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Travel Tip: Keep a Separate Credit Card for Travel Expenses

When traveling, I put all of my expenses on a seperate card (like my US Airways card) than I do for normal expenses when at home, and also travel with a dedicated travel wallet for extra security. Whether I book […]

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What Hotel Loyalty Programs Could Learn From Starbucks

I am a Starbucks junkie – while I get free coffee in my office, or I could make it at home, I love going to Starbucks for the experience, the strong coffee, the great service, and the decent prices (I […]

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Decline Housekeeping, Get $5 at Starwood Hotels

I found this on my nightstand while staying at the Westin Columbus last weekend for a wedding – I snapped a picture to remind myself to blog about it because its such a cool initiative. The initiative is called “make […]

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Must Have Travel App of 2010: TripIt

TripIt is awesome – for anyone that travels, even if you don’t travel that much, it’s a must have app for your smartphone. I have it on my DroidX and it makes traveling so much easier. Airline tickets, or even […]

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Hilton Makes Dramatic, Ground-Breaking Change to its Logo!

In what must have been a very extensive project involving hundreds if not thousands of well dressed executives, Hilton Hotels has completed a striking redesign of their new logo, the Washington Post reports. If you can’t spot these changes immediately (or […]

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A Helpful Trick to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees

I recently booked a romantic getaway for my girlfriend and I for this upcoming weekend – she ended up throwing out her back just a few days before the trip and won’t be able to travel. I wanted to cancel […]

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