January 26 Update: SkyTeam Alliance Travel Hack, Avis bonus for Aeroplan Distinction members, Hilton introduces new hotel brand

Relatively quiet day compared to yesterday…

News, Tips & Tricks

Check out our potentially lucrative travel hack for flights on SkyTeam Alliance airlines. If it works and on paper (well websites) it does, it could be huge…  Find out more here.

Hilton Hotels has announced a new mid-scale hotel brand that will be launching later this year in the U.S. but will eventually come to Canada as well. The new brand is called Tru by Hilton. The brand already has 102 hotels signed on and 30 more in the works. Find out more here.

Tru by Hilton’s innovative features include:

  • The Hive, a first floor experience that’s more than a lobby – 2,770
    square-feet of open space with unique ways for guests to engage with
    others or spend time alone – in one of four distinct zones for lounging,
    working, eating or playing.
  • The Play Zone, filled with table games, a large-screen TV (featuring DIRECTV), and tiered, stadium-inspired seating.
  • A centrally located Command Center – a re-envisioned front desk –
    featuring a social media wall with real-time content to foster
    engagement among guests, and a 24/7 market offering fun snacks and
    refreshments, single-serve wine and beer*, healthy light meal options
    and sundries for purchase.
  • A complimentary “Build Your Own” breakfast consisting of a toppings
    bar with 30 sweet and savory items allowing guests to customize bagels,
    donuts, Greek yogurt and oatmeal to satisfy their taste buds and
  • Smart and efficiently designed guest rooms full of the things that
    matter most – all-white comfortable platform beds, 55″ TVs, eight-foot
    wide windows, access to power everywhere, and surprisingly spacious
  • A fitness center that defines wellness trends, rather than follows
    them, with a concept focused on cardio, strength and flexibility.
  • A technology-forward mentality featuring segment-leading
    complimentary Wi-Fi bandwidth allowing guests to download and stream
    content on their devices, plentiful power sources, and mobile check-in,
    room selection and Digital Key available through the Hilton HHonors mobile app.
  • A collaboration with DIRECTV, offering guests more than 150 channels, like they have at home.
  • Rooms and linens cleaned by P&G Professional’s (NYSE: PG) top hospitality brands, including Tide® ProfessionalTM, Swiffer® ProfessionalTM and Febreze® ProfessionalTM to help enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiencies.
  • A brand personality that’s full of life with a spirited culture
    grounded in a thoughtful, reliable and unflappable approach to guest

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Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan

– Quadruple Aeroplan Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Canada and the U.S. More… Valid for Aeroplan Silver, Black or Diamond Distinction status only. Until Mar 31, 16

Delta SkyMiles (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)

– Earn up to 3,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you join the SkyMiles Dining program. More… Until Mar 31, 16

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)

– Earn up to 100% Bonus GarudaMiles when you fly on Garuda Indonesia
between Balikpapan or Medan and Jeddah; Denpasar and Shanghai as well as
select domestic routes. More… Jan 29 – Feb 28, 16

– Earn up to 100% Bonus GarudaMiles when you fly on Garuda Indonesia during the Lunar New Year. More… Feb 5 – 8, 16

– Earn up to 10,000 Bonus GarudaMiles when you book hotels via Kaligo. More… Until Feb 29, 16

– 5,000 Bonus GarudaMiles when you rent a car via Rentalcars.com. More… Until Mar 31, 16

IHG Rewards Club

– Up to 75% bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. Targeted offer – may not work for everyone. More… Until Feb 15, 16

Le Club accorhotels

– Earn up to Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in France. More… Book by Feb 29 for stays until Mar 31, 16

Stash Hotel Rewards

– Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. More… Until Mar 31, 16

– Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Winter Escape Package at the Caribe Royale Orlando. More… Until Mar 20, 16

– Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Newport Family Adventure package at the Hotel Viking Newport. More… Until Mar 31, 16

Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa Dallas. More… Until May 31, 16

– Triple Stash Rewards Points and $25 dining credit for stays at The Resort at Port Ludlow. More… Feb 1 – 29, 16

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