IHG Kimpton Up To 15% Off + 10,000 Bonus Points Per Night Through December 30, 2021 (Book By August 9)

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels have launched a sale that comes with 10,000 bonus points per night for stays through December 30, 2021.

IHG Rewards members save up to 15% and get 10,000 bonus points per night at participating Kimpton Hotels if booked by August 9.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Double Qmiles Business & First Class Through February 28, 2022, (Book By August 25)

Qatar Airways has launched a new offer for members in select countries to get them to book Business and First Class fares by August 25, 2021.

Privilege Club members in these select countries earn double Qmiles in premium cabins on travel through February 28, 2022.

Marriott Bonvoy Americas 25% Off Escapes Through August 24, 2021

SPG had Hot Escapes for the Americas and another program for Europe. The Hot Escapes transformed to Escapes under Marriott Bonvoy, but the Europe program went MIA for a while.

Escapes have become available for participating hotels in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, in addition to the usual Americas. We publish both at the same time if available. If not, there will be two posts from Wednesday to Friday.

Delta Extends All Medallion Tiers To January 2023 & Medallion Qualifying Miles Rollover To 2022

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Delta Air Lines today announced that it would extend member tiers by an additional year through January 31, 2023.

Also, all Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) earned in 2021 will roll over, for the second time, automatically to 2022 to count towards the status in 2023.

Las Vegas Is Facing A Staff Crunch Hotels Don’t Have Enough Employees To Service Rooms Amid High Demand

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Las Vegas hotels and casinos are facing a service staff crunch which makes it extremely difficult for them to keep daily operations running smoothly and especially housekeeping “Guest Room Attendants” are in high demand.

The two biggest players Caesars Entertainment and MGM are now aggressively pursuing a recruitment spree to hire new service staff, offering big bonuses and high hourly wages.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ONEWORLD Paris to San Francisco from 1,213 €

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to AA/BA/IB/AY and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Paris (CDG), France and San Francisco (SFO), USA.

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Lufthansa Eurowings Discover Takes Off

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This past Sunday, there was a new airline launch when Eurowings Discover took off from Frankfurt to Mombasa, continuing service to Zanzibar.

The IATA two-letter designated for Eurowings Discover is 4Y and the short-haul Eurowings EW. The new Lufthansa group leisure long and medium-haul airline plans to fly to 17 destinations in 2021.

Booking.com 10% Credit For Future Booking

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When I was poking around the Booking.com website last night, it eventually tried to convince me to make a booking (this is not unusual) by offering a 10% credit towards a future reservation.

If your account is in the EU and activate the link on Booking.com’s app, you can get up to 200 euro credit towards a future booking by making a reservation by September 1.

England Mulls Quarantine Free Travel To UK For Fully Vaccinated

England is about to announce the changes to the Green, Amber, Amber Plus, and Red list countries over the next few days. In addition, there has been chatter coming out that fully vaccinated visitors from the US and most of the EU would be soon allowed to enter without a quarantine.

There is a requirement of reciprocity of other countries accepting the proof that the UK’s NHS app provides of vaccination status, and UK would, in turn, recognize the EU’s Digital Green Certificate. In addition, there is an issue with various forms of vaccination cards, easily fakeable that those in the US have received.

Hilton Honors Master Property List July 2021 (6,596 Hotels)

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Hilton Honors, back in February 2019, launched a Points Explorer tool (read more here) that allows members to check the maximum award pricing at their favorite hotels.

We published last week a definitive list of all Hilton-affiliated hotels at 5,000 and 10,000 points per night (read more here). In addition, we have compiled the entire award list that is available both as PDF and spreadsheet as of July 2021.

Singapore May Allow Fully Vaccinated Citizens To Travel Quarantine Free From September

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Singapore is mapping its way out of the Covid-19 related restrictions, at least for vaccinated citizens and residents. The goal of having 80% of the population fully vaccinated should be reached in September.

The country’s finance minister, Mr. Wong, gave a speech in parliaments yesterday that included guidelines on what is expected in the next few months that included a quarantine fee travel to countries with Covid-19 under control as early as September.

IHG Hotels Phuket & Koh Samui Offers Through December 23, 2021 (Book By August 31)

IHG Hotels earlier this month launched its “Sandbox” deals for stays in Phuket that opened for vaccinated international visitors on July 1 and has now added the other island of Koh Samui opened for tourists in mid-July.

IHG Rewards members that book a stay a minimum of five nights can get bonus points, a discount, breakfast, F&B discounts, room upgrades, and early check-in/late check-out. The offer is valid for stays through December 23, 2021, but must be booked by August 31.

Phuket Is Imposing More Restrictions, Central Shopping Malls To Close For At Least One Week While “Sandbox” Remains Open

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Tourists visiting the Phuket Sandbox might be in for an unpleasant surprise as Phuket just imposed tougher restrictions after the island is seeing an uptick in Covid-19 cases.

Image: InterContinental Phuket Resort

Although not as steep as the mainland, case counts in Phuket are now on the rise and that prompted government officials and private businesses to close operations in many areas.

United States Not Lifting Travel Restrictions Due To Delta Variant

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Most of Europe has already opened for fully vaccinated visitors from the United States, and Canada is opening its border for US arrivals on August 9.

European Union and other countries from where entry to the US is banned at the moment hoped that the White House would change the rule that has been in place from 2020 banning arrivals from EU/EEA, UK, Brazil, and a handful of other nations.

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