Travel Contests of the Week: November 20, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Sante Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to Nicaragua for a Cigar Safari Win a culinary trip to Italy Win a romantic getaway in Coronado, California Win a trip for two to Australia to […]

Travel News: Week of October 9, 2013

Photo credit: Delta

Top Travel News JFK gets automated passport system to reduce delays 9-year-old Minneapolis boy walks through security & onto plane bound for Las Vegas without ticket Fed Shutdown Could Delay American Merger Trial After Killings, Tourists Are Told to Avoid Madagascar  Lufthansa eliminates First Class cabins on a third of long-haul flights NY state Attorney […]

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 […]

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 […]

MGM Hotel Stays Now Earn Southwest Points

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Southwest Airlines and MGM Resorts International launched a strategic marketing alliance between the companies’ loyalty rewards programs, Rapid Rewards and M life. Members of both programs now can accrue Rapid Rewards Points toward free flights for qualifying stays at MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties while enjoying VIP perks during their Vegas vacations. As a special […]

MGM Resorts Expands M Life Rewards Program

The ladies of Liquid

I recently got invited to Las Vegas by MGM Resorts International to learn about their M life rewards program. It’s an interesting, unique and complicated concept that might just be duplicated by other hotel companies, so listen up. M life used to be just a players club but since not everyone gambles the executives came […]

11 Reasons to Stay at Aria Hotel in Las Vegas

My bed at Aria

MGM Resorts invited me to Las Vegas this past weekend to check out their M life Rewards. It’s an interesting concept, which will require a separate post to explain (coming soon). MGM Resorts owns 15 hotels around the world including Aria Resort & Casino, which is where I spent three nights. It’s such a great hotel – here are […]

Hidden Hotel Fees

Las Vegas Mini Bar

One of my biggest pet peeves are hidden hotel charges like resort fees which can range anywhere from $10 to $90 a day! I especially don’t like the ones that don’t allow travelers to opt-out. The destinations you are most likely to find these hidden fees are Las Vegas, Hawaii, Florida and Puerto Rico. I […]