Hello from Mumbai guys. This past week, Ajay was off to explore the beaches of Kashid under the guise of work, so I held fort alone, mostly! He claimed there was no data access at the place he stayed! Anyhow, here is a quick round up of various topics we discussed in the week gone by
Our resident mileaholic, Ajay, took stock of all the miles he earned all through 2015, and wrote about it with the intention of trying to make everyone see reason in the face that you can earn miles for most money you spend.
Loyalty Program News
Major hotel brands announced annual changes in their hotel categories in the past week. Marriott and Starwood both had quite some impact on India. SpiceJet announced (a sort of)
loyalty membership programme with privileges. Etihad Guest also released a promotion that gives flyers an opportunity to earn upto 3x elite qualification miles. Also, with Uber and IHG’s new tie-up, you could earn 2000 IHG qualifying points
- Marriott rejigging categories for 18% hotels in March 2016
- SPG announces 2016 category changes: Indian hotels get expensive in awards!
- SpiceJet launches SpiceClub: A privileges-cum-prepaid card
- Etihad Guest offering 2-3x qualification and bonus miles
- 2000 Free IHG Rewards Club Qualifying Points
Deals & Giveaway
A few weeks ago, Ajay wrote about a tie-up with RocketMiles, where readers of this blog were going to receive 4000 JPMiles.For those of you who make your reservations by February 29, 2016, you don’t just get a minimum of 4,500 JPMiles for your first stay (4,000 bonus JP miles and 500 miles minimum per night) but also a chance at the raffle.
In other news
We recently rented our first self-drive car for a weekend out of town. Here is our experience, which could also save you a few bucks on your first ride.
Which is your favourite post from the week behind? What are your plans for the week ahead?