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World of Hyatt Commercial Highlights My Frustrations With Frequent Travel Marketing

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I’m becoming cranky in my middle age.  That much I know. Perhaps I am far enough away from my halcyon days of travel when weekend mileage runs were quick cultural skinny dips.  And week-long vacations were reserved for deeper dives exploring the underbelly of geographic stretches far away.  Frequent travel programs were important – earning or using…

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Relive TWA Jet Age at JFK Hotel

The Eero Saarinen airline terminal that marked the TWA jet age at New York’s Idlewild Airport was a true work of beauty. The terminal housed TWA jet operations at what is now JFK International Airport until American Airlines acquired the bankrupt airline in 2001.  By that time, the once-iconic TWA had largely been sold off in…

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In-Room Snake – New Marriott Amenity?

Forget the free bottle of water or complimentary points for hotel status.  That’s so 2016.  Hotel chains are looking for new ways to impress guests.  So why NOT an in-room snake?! That’s the first thing I thought when I read this headline in Travel + Leisure. It seems a housekeeper at a Marriott Residence Inn in Massachusetts…

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New Orleans Food and Wine Festival and Other Events with SPG Moments

Starwood has long offered the opportunity to redeem Starpoints for SPG Moments.  These are various unique experiences curated specially for Starwood Preferred Guest members. The experiences are often one-time events – tickets to concerts, sporting or culinary events, or unique experiences arranged specially for Starwood and often part of their marketing partnerships.  They can include insider…

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