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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13 Update: The first Radisson Blu Hotel in Canada has opened in Toronto, Air India launching Vancouver-Delhi flights & five new bonus offers

 


The first Radisson Blu Hotel in Canada has officially opened its doors. The Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown. This hotel used to be the the Radisson Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront and it has undergone a massive renovation. The hotel opened up to the public yesterday and is now a Category 5 hotel in the Radisson Rewards program. This means it will cost you 44,000 points per night for a standard reward night or 66,000 for a premium room. 



 

However as you may have seen earlier on Rewards Canada today Radisson is offering a 25% points rebate on redemptions so if you redeem 44,000 points for a standard night you'll receive 11,000 back as a bonus. We checked availability and most nights for the next few months are available at the hotel at the 44,000 point level (33K if you book by Oct 25). Learn more about the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Canada here.

Here's an example of a redemption at The Radisson Blu Toronto Downtown:


44,000 points - well 33,000 if you take into account the 25% rebate for a $174.52 room. That's a return of 0.52 cents per point which is right inline with about what Radisson Rewards points are worth. At 44,000 points it wouldn't be worth redeeming for if you are a CPP (cents per point) watcher.
 

Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

 Air India (an Aeroplan partner) will be launching 3 times per week flights between Vancouver and Delhi as of October 25. (Source: RoutesOnline)

Image via Air India

LOT Polish Airlines will continue with 3 flights per week between Toronto and Warsaw for most of the fall and winter season . (Source RoutesOnline)

SWISS is also planning to continue with 3 flights per week between Monteral and Zurich for fall and winter. (Source RoutesOnline)

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

 

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Other Bonus Offers

Choice Privileges
- 25% Discount when you buy Choice Privileges points. More... Until Nov 6, 20

Melia Rewards
- 40% Bonus when you buy MeliaRewards Points. More... Until Oct 31, 20

Radisson Rewards
- 25% Rewards Points rebate when you redeem for award nights for stays at category 2 and up Radisson Hotel Group hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Oct 25 for stays until Dec 20, 20

Saudia Alfursan
- 4,000 Bonus Alfursan Miles when you make your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles. More... Until Dec 31, 20

United MileagePlus
- Up to a 100% bonus when you buy MileagePlus Miles. Actual bonus varies by member. More... Until Oct 27, 20


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