Weekly Recap: October 2, 2016

Hi folks. It has been a super busy week, what with the end of the quarter being here. Additionally, the Marriott Starwood merger has been a very big one around here as well Here is a quick recap of everything that happened around here over the past fortnight (since we did not manage to put out one last week)!

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Marriott – Starwood Merger

Marriott & Starwood merged a few days ago. This is making the world’s biggest hotel chain, and it also is going to be India’s biggest hotel operator. Here is all our coverage, including some great hotels from both sides for the other side. Have fun exploring.

Aviation News

There is tonnes of new routes starting by Air India, Air Canada and Jet Airways. Also, there is some big news from Qatar Airways, working on a JBA with British Airways’ IAG.

Aviation Loyalty Program News

There is a new version of Club Vistara amongst us. JetPrivilege has launched new ways to earn their miles. And now, you have a loyalty program in SpiceClub as well.

Loyalty Programs & Promotions

There are tonnes of promotions going on. Here is an update!

While we are at it, here is the best way to keep in touch with us. Please do follow us for the quickest updates from our side. We promise you a lot of fun updates and pictures too!

Have a good week ahead and safe travels!

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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  1. Ajay,

    Any update on the transfer partners for HDFC Diners? I can’t believe we’re left with just AI, Jet and KrisFlyer.

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