Every day we picked the essential award travel news to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – Carlson Rezidor Renamed as Radisson Hotel Group & Club Carlson 2.5K Bonus Points Promo; 3 other award travel news today.
Rebranding is always exciting, especially when it is a brand as big as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Carlson Rezidor has changed its name to Radisson Hotel Group, coming along with a few impactful changes. Starting with a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, it includes reinvestment in its five brands, a pruning of its underperforming American-based Radisson hotels, layoffs at Carlson, and a focus on organic growth. Why Radisson? Cause it “leverages the wide awareness of the Radisson brand name globally” stated in their investor day presentation. Do you agree? Let us know in the comment section below.
Planning to stay at a Club Carlson affiliated property? Club Carlson is offering their latest 30% off Dream Deals for stay till June 30, along with 2,500 bonus points per stay. The valid date for booking is from February 13 to 25. The catch? The promotion has to booked prepaid, and it is non-cancelable. I know it sounds scary, but at least give it a look?
Just started yesterday, buying Avios points gives you up to 35% bonus until February 23 this year. Check the link for detailed numbers, 35% is available when you buy more than 90,000 Avios points. Some friendly reminder: British Airways has increased the maximum of points you can buy per year, the cap is now 200,000 points.
Now, when you book for destination, attraction, or tour with your IHG Rewards Club using Viator, you will be bonused with 1,000 IHG points. Couple things to keep in mind, booking activities on IHG requires at least two tickets; Discounts for AAA members, military and such are not available on IHG; Some of the IHG portals offer up to 8% cashback and the counterpart offered by Viator is up to 6%. Devil is in the detail, and that’s how you maximize your rewards earnings, award travelers.
Wyndham is known for its fixed 15,000 points per night for an award stay they established in 2015. And today they just adjusted how they sell points in two aspects. First, the limit of purchasing and transferring points just went up from 5,000 points to 10,000 per year. Second, Wyndham increased the cost per purchased points from $11 to $13 per 1,000 points. In other words, the price to buy a Wyndham night went up from $165 to $195. As the amount of points is doubled than before, I don’t necessarily think that this is an unpleasant change.