Thursday, January 31, 2019

January 31 Update: Air Canada to get rid of plastic stir sticks, Stream Apple Music on AA flights, IHG Rewards Club redemption rates for Regent Hotels

Starting sometime this summer Air Canada will being replace their plastic stir sticks with bamboo ones. The company is looking at ways to curtail waste and they state this is "a move that will save 35 million plastic stir sticks annually – enough if laid end-to-end to join Halifax and Vancouver." (Source Air Canada)

Yesterday we brought you some news on American Express' Centurion Lounges and earlier in the month we mentioned how several locations were closing for renovations. The good news is the Miami location is now open for business again! You can access this lounge with a Canadian issued Platinum Card or Centurion Card. (Source DoC)

Starting tomorrow if you are flying on American Airlines flights within the U.S. you will be able to stream Apple Music at no extra cost. (Source Apple)

IHG Rewards Club has now revealed the redemption rates for the six luxury Regent Hotels that have joined the hotel chain. The hotels range from 50,000 to 60,000 points per night and will be officially bookable with points as of tomorrow (Feb 1). Find out more here.
Per night redemption rates are as follows:
  • Beijing: 50,000 points
  • Berlin: 55,000 points
  • Chongqing: 50,000 points
  • Porto Montenegro: 60,000 points
  • Singapore: 55,000 points
  • Taipei: 60,000 points

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Travel Deals

KLM has launched a new Dream Deals sale for their flights out of Canada. Both Economy and Business Class are on sale with fares starting as low as $765 and $3,600 respectively. Find out more here!

Atlantis Paradise Island
has a new sale! Rates from US$219 + Up to $300 Resort Credit! Ends Feb 11th! Find out more here.

is offering 20% off best available rates when you stay 2+ nights Thursday-Sunday at 6 great locations in Toronto and Edmonton. Valid for stays until Feb 28, 19 . Full Details and online Booking

Hilton APAC Year End sale - Save up to 25% when you book by Feb 2 for stays until Sep 30, 2019!

Remember to visit Rewards Canada's Travel Booking site to book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- February Promo Rewards - Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. More... Book by Feb 28 for travel Apr 1 - May 31, 19
Edmonton - 25% off business class
Montreal  - 50% off business and economy class
Toronto - 25% off economy class
Vancouver - 25% off economy class

Other Bonus Offers
Copa ConnectMiles
- Earn up to 40% Bonus ConnectMiles when you buy or gift miles. More... Until Feb 28, 19

IHG Rewards Club
- 50% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays at select new and featured IHG Hotels in the Americas on the bonus points rate. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Apr 30, 19
Marriott Rewards
- 4,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre. More... Until Mar 7, 19
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Victoria. More... Until Mar 7, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays on Friday-Sunday nights at Protea Hotels in South Africa. More... Until Mar 4, 19
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay 2+ nights at the AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown or Moxy Atlanta Midtown. More... Until Mar 15, 19

Voila Hotel Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus VHR Points for every stay completed at a participating VOILĂ€ hotel. More... Until Apr 30, 19

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