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)!
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.
- Marriott & Starwood Merge. SPG & Marriott Rewards now interoperable
- 10 great new redemption options for Marriott Rewards members courtesy Starwood Hotels
- 10 New Marriott Destinations that Starwood Members Should look out for Redemptions
- 10 Great Hotels in India for Spending your SPG and Marriott Rewards Points
- Marriott is India’s biggest hotel chain,beating the Taj
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.
- Air Canada re-launching flights between Toronto & Mumbai in 2017
- Qatar Airways signs Joint Business Agreement with British Airways’ parent IAG
- Jet Airways introducing First Class between Europe & Canada from January 2017
- Air India doubling frequencies to San Francisco
- Air India to launch flights to Madrid from December 1, 2016
- DGCA bans crew pictures!
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.
- JetPrivilege opens up a shopping mall, offers 500 JPMiles to get started
- 7 thoughts on upcoming Club Vistara changes
- Vistara offering complimentary status matches to Gold Tier
- Exclusive: Club Vistara introducing Platinum Tier, increase earning rates
- SpiceClub has further changed colors!
- Indigo offering flight vouchers for INR 99
- SpiceJet adds loyalty benefits for SpiceClub Members
- When Etihad Guest left me hanging!
Loyalty Programs & Promotions
There are tonnes of promotions going on. Here is an update!
- Use Hyatt mobile app and earn 500 bonus points on your next booking
- IHG Rewards Club : Flash Sale: Buy Points at 100% Bonus
- Reminder: Last date for Marriott Rewards Elite Nights & Avios transfer bonus
- Here is how to earn upto $65 / INR 4000 in Airbnb Credit (usable anywhere)
- An easy 1000 IHG Reward Club Points
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Have a good week ahead and safe travels!