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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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High-End Hotel Heist

hotel heist

File this hotel heist under made-for-Hollywood plot lines.  Thieves in the know make their way into a five-star hotel room while guests are occupied at dinner and make off with six figures worth of cash and jewelry. While this was a fictitious storyline last season on ABC’s The Catch, it played out in real life last…

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“Sorry I’m Not Sorry” – Two Days of Shakeups in the Points and Miles World

American

It has been a tough couple of days in the points and miles world for hobbyists (those who collect points and miles with airlines, hotels, and other travel providers) and low-fare leisure travelers. On Monday the announcement came that frequent traveler darling Starwood was being acquired by Marriott.  And then yesterday American was changing almost all the rules of…

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Meet Me Halfway… The Six Month Status Checkup

How can it be July 4th weekend already?  I feel like I was just ringing in the new year.  If you follow Jetsetter’s Homestead, then you know this has been a whirlwind year for me – I’m at a new firm after an acquisition which means my travel patterns have been altered a bit as I…

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33 and a Third – What You NEED to Do This Weekend!

If you are traveling in 2015, what you need to do this weekend is take a look at your current airline and hotel program use and make appropriate adjustments to your earning to be sure you are maximizing status opportunities.  With eight months left, you still have plenty of time to make travel plans that…

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