Japan Lifts Coronavirus State Of Emergency In Six Prefectures Outside Tokyo Region

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The Japanese Government has lifted the state of emergency outside the Tokyo region today as improvement of the infection situation and concerns about resurgence of COVID-19 cases slowly makes way to more optimism.

The state of emergency was lifted a week earlier than the planned March 7 expiry date, after the six prefectures met conditions for an early exit.

LAST CALL: Marriott Bonvoy Award Category Changes March 3, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy announced in early February its 2021 award category changes that will occur this Wednesday (March 3, 2021).

It is unfortunate that Mariott, despite crashing paid and occupancy rates, will only lower the number of points required at 150 hotels and will require more at 51.

IHG Rewards Resolves Member’s Ambassador Dispute (Frozen Account with 628K Points)

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Last week, we received an email from a reader who had an issue with the IHG Rewards and Ambassador program that resulted in his account close to 628K frozen (read more here).

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Problems With Latest Marriott Bonvoy Global Promotion When Paid & Award Nights Are Mixed?

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Several readers have been in touch with us regarding the latest global promotion from Marriott Bonvoy that began on February 16, 2021 (read more here).

Per the promo T&Cs stays that have at least one paid nights are eligible for double elite qualifying nights, but these apparently are not posting to member accounts while stays with only paid ones are.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD London to Bangkok from £1,274

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their business class promotional round trip fares between London (LHR), United Kingdom and Bangkok (BKK), Thailand.

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Accor ALL Inclusive Maldives All-Inclusive Offers For Stays Through September 30, 2021 (Book By March 16)

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Accor has launched a new rate offer for stays at its four resorts in the Maldives for stays through September 30, 2021.

The rare plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at set venues with an upcharge for wining and dining elsewhere in the property.

Alaska Airlines Lounges Rejoin The Priority Pass Network Three Years After Exodus

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Three years after a mass exodus of Alaska Airlines Lounge locations from the Priority Pass network most lounges have once again popped up on the application and appear to have rejoined.

Alaska Airlines and their lounge network has been point of contention for Priority Pass members in the months leading up to their exit as many of their clubs began to exclude access for PP memberships.

IHG Rewards Free Night Award Certificate Issue Resolved

It has been a while since I have had free night award certificates sitting in my account (remember those China and other promotions way back?).

IHG Rewards Club (their name back last year) targeted my account for a free night certificate after two stays (read more here), and I earned another by renewing my Ambassador-membership for additional 12 months and staying once (read more here).

Suite Saturdays: Spectacular Overwater Villa @ W Maldives

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Spectacular Overwater Villa, a 146 sq.m./1,571 sq.ft. a 1-bedroom king villa with a a private pool at W Maldives.

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Airfare of the Day [Premium Economy] SINGAPORE AIRLINES New York to Bali from $1,153

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Singapore Airlines and their premium economy excursion round trip fares between New York (EWR), USA and Bali (DPS), Indonesia.

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Hilton Renames “Express Saver” As “Honors Travel/Save”

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We wrote a piece (access here) earlier this February about a new rate plan that had started to pop up for stays in the Americas called “Express Saver,” which tends always to be the lowest.

Hilton has decided to rename the “Express Saver” to “Honors Travel/Sale,” and the change took place this week. Conditions of the rate plan and the savings appear to be identical.

Reader Email: “Held to ransom by IHG Rewards” (627,919 POINTS!)

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a horror story about IHG Rewards deactivating an account with 627,919 points due to an Ambassador status dispute.

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Hilton Texas Donation Match

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Hilton Effect Foundation has decided to match point donations made to Team Rubicon through PointWorthy through March 13, 2021, for a maximum of 10 million points.

Hilton opened its first-ever hotel in Texas more than 100 years ago and, I believe that many of those emails and inquiries sent to the Diamond Desk are replied to from a contact center in the state.

Accor ALL Singapore Second Night Free Flash Sale For Stays Through April 28, 2021 (Book By February 28)

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Accor has launched a Flash Sale for stays at three luxury properties in Singapore through April 28, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members get the second night free (50% off) and Accor Plus members get an additional 10% off, bringing the discount to a total of 60%. You must book by February 28.

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