Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 23, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Turbulence hospitalizes 5 on AA flight from Korea to Texas Southwest files to fly to six international cities out of Houston’s Hobby What Are Some Tips to Survive Sleeping in an Airport? Starwood Hotels offers free Wi-Fi for SPG loyalty members ‘Fast-lane’ security lines open at four […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 19, 2014

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This week’s travel contests: Win a 4-day Florida beach getaway Win $20,000 for a dream trip in Barclaycard’s Great Getaway Giveaway Win a Hawaii getaway in the Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes Win a 3-night trip for two to Cancun Win free Allegiant flights for you and a friend for an entire year (from six cities) Win a […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 22, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 22″ Wheeled Carry-on Duffel and 32″ Wheeled Duffel from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Enter to win a five-day trip to Mexico plus free movies for a year Win a four-night all-inclusive getaway for two to the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun (Here’s my review of the […]

A Farmer’s Market in a Hotel

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One of the coolest amenities I’ve ever seen at a hotel was at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. They recently introduced a Farmer’s Market in their atrium every Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm. The Pualeilani Atrium has over 60 shops and boutiques on the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency […]

You’re in Luck Winner Chosen!

We randomly selected a winner for our contest for 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. A big congratulations to…. Amy T.! You now have enough Hyatt Gold Passport points for one free night in a category six hotel—Hyatt’s top redemption category—or enough for at least one free night in any participating MGM Resorts destination in Las Vegas. remember, you […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 26, 2013

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This week’s contests include: Win 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points Win a trip for four to the Riviera Maya Win a vacation for two to Italy Win a chance for two to take a polar-bear themed tour in Canada

You’re in Luck Vegas Getaway Contest

Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Last week, Hyatt Hotels and MGM Resorts announced a new partnership that will allow members of their loyalty programs, Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resorts’ M life, to earn credit on their account when staying at hotels and resorts in either chain. That means that if you have a Hyatt Gold Passport, you can get credit when you […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Andaz West Hollywood

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Last week, I had my first opportunity to stay at an Andaz Hotel, which is part of the Hyatt Hotels brand. Andaz hotels are described as “upscale, boutique-inspired lifestyle properties that distill the best of their locale.” They first launched in 2007 in London but they now have properties in Los Angeles, San Diego, Shanghai […]