Australia International Travel Update: Gradual Opening Starting Sometime In 2022?

Deloitte releases a study in April (access here). The consultancy predicted Australia’s border and quarantine requirement to stay in place for far longer than first thought, and that indeed appears to be the case.

Any hope of the country opening late this year is crushed by the delayed vaccine roll out and expectancy that the pandemic is under control worldwide before lifting controls.

Thai Government: Covid Cases Must Reach Zero Before Phuket Reopening, 300 Baht Foreigner Arrival Fee On Track

The Thai Goverment has declared that the reopening of Phuket to foreign tourists under the so called Sandbox model this summer is dependent on Covid-19 cass being completely eliminated.

As the Minister for Tourism & Sports said, the number of Covid-19 cases in Phuket must reach zero before it reopens to foreign tourists on July 1 which is a complete fantasy at this point.

Emirates Skywards Buy Miles Up To 100% Bonus Flash Sale Until May 7, 2021

Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles flash sale with a valid discount for purchases made until May 7, 2021.

Skywards members can buy miles at up to a 100% bonus. However, there can be various targeted offers.

World Of Hyatt New Hotels 1,000 Bonus Points Per Night Through June 30 & Updated Until October 31, 2021

World of Hyatt has offered 500 bonus points per night for stays at select new hotels for a while, and the selection changes monthly when hotels come online (and some openings are delayed).

Hyatt celebrates the opening of its 1,000th hotel and offers 1,000 bonus points per night when staying at these hotels through June 30, 2021, and then back to the standard 500 bonus.

United Airlines MileagePlus 40th Anniversary Discounted Awards For Travel June 1 – August 31, 2021 (Book On May 6)

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United Airlines is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its MileagePlus frequent flier program by offering discounted domestic and international awards that must be booked today (May 6).

Select domestic economy awards are on sale at 4,000 miles each way (roundtrip required), while international destinations are price at 40,000 miles return. The offer is valid for travel from June 1 – August 31, 2021.

IHG Rewards Rate & Bonus Promotions Update May 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG Rewards promotional opportunities, both rate and points for May 2021.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments as well.

Four Qualifying Flight Segments For United Premier Members Outside Of The U.S. Have Posted

Last week United Mileage Plus announced they would credit all MileagePlus Premier members outside of the 50 states of the United States as of January 1, 2021, four United flight segments required to reach/maintain tier status.

These segments have now posted to members accounts and as long as they credit sufficient flight activity from Star Alliance partner airlines to the account it’s sufficient to qualify for Premier status even without flying United.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] LATAM Lisbon to Sao Paulo from 662€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to LATAM and their basic season business class excursion fares between Lisbon (LIS), Portugal and Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil.

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Hilton Honors & American Express “Points Plus” Offers New Card Members


Hilton and American Express have launched more lucrative offers for Honors cobranded Amex-cards approved from today (May 6, 2021).

New Hilton Honors American Express Card can get you up to 130,000 points and Surpass and Business cards up to 180,000.

IHG Hotels 11:59PM Late Check Out Promotion For Midweek Stays May 17 – June 2, 2021

IHG Hotels in the UK have launched a new offer to stimulate midweek demand once the domestic travel restrictions are lifted on May 17, 2021.

Select hotels are offering 11:59 PM the day of departure very late check-outs for IHG Rewards members for Monday to Thursday stays May 17 – June 2, 2021.

Sonesta Travel Pass Up To 30% Off Through September 7, 2021 (Book By June 30)

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Sonesta has launched a promotion for stays of 3 to 5 nights this summer at participating properties.

Sonesta Travel Pass members booking using promotional code SAVE30 save 15%, 20%, or 30% on stays through September 7, 2021, if booked by June 30.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Promotional A-List Status

Southwest Airlines has sent out targeted offers for select Rapid Rewards members, offering them a complimentary A-List status.

The promotional A-List is valid through June 30, 2021, and there doesn’t appear to be a fast track offer associated with this offer.

IHG Rewards Lufthansa Miles&More 500 Bonus Miles Per Stay Through December 31, 2021

IHG Hotels has launched an offer for Lufthansa Miles&More members that it has previously promoted with several other airlines.

Miles&More members earn 500 bonus miles per stay if they book a “bonus miles package” rate that is the most expensive Best Flexible one, and you elect to earn miles for your IHG stays instead of points.

Update On Reader Question: Original Routing Credit When Moved From British Airways To Swiss First?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question back in March via Facebook chat about getting an original routing credit with Alaska when BA rebooks on Swiss First due to a flight cancellation (read more here)

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