Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 18 Update: Case Study of a Fixed Return Travel Card versus a Reward Chart Travel Card, Hilton Hotels partners with iHeartRadio & more!

We wanted to pass along the details of a case study we completed a few years ago that still holds true today. It compares credit cards that have a flat redemption rate versus those that have the traditional award chart style redemption rate. This is a very useful article for those wanting to see how the value of cards like the RBC Visa Infinite Avion who have award charts compare to cards like the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard who simply give you a flat 'cash back' option towards travel. You can read the case study here.

Air Canada announced today a new year round route between Montreal and Bogota, Colombia, The three times weekly service will launch in June 2020 and will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with a Boeing 767-300. (Source Air Canada)

Hilton is expanding the services provided via their Hilton Connected Rooms by adding iHeartRadio to them. Currently there are 15 hotels in the Hilton portfolio that offer Connected Rooms but that is being expanded. (Source Hilton)
Hilton today announced a new integration with iHeartRadio to allow guests to stream live radio stations, thousands of music playlists and podcasts directly from their TVs through Hilton’s high-tech Connected Room guest technology platform..... With iHeartRadio, guests who stay in Hilton Connected Rooms will be able to play exclusive audio content and have instant access to thousands of live radio stations from across the country, customized music stations based on their favorite artists and top podcasts across all categories including travel, business, sports, entertainment, comedy and more. Travelers can use either their Hilton Honors app or the in-room remote to access the content on their guestroom TV.

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Travel Deals

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 Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles for stays at all participating IHG Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 19

Best Western Rewards
- Earn a Free Night when you complete 2 eligible stays at a Best Western® branded hotel in the United States, Canada or Caribbean. More... Until Nov 17, 19

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn Double Avios on all British Airways flights Worldwide including those out of Canada as well as British Airways flights operated by American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair when travelling between Europe and North America. More... Register and Book by Dec 13 for travel Until Jun 30, 20

Radisson Rewards
- Double Radisson Rewards points & Double Eligible Nights/Stays for stays at all Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson hotels worldwide including Canada.  More... Register & book by Sep 26 for stays Sep 26 - Dec 29, 19

Other Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- 25% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you convert points from Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, IHG Rewards Club or Marriott Bonvoy to AAdvantage miles. More... Until Oct 30, 19

Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings
- 50% Bonus Fortune Wings Points when you fly on Hainan Airlines or Grand China Airlines international routes to or from Shenzen. More... Until Dec 20, 19

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club points for each stay at any participating InterContinental Hotel or Resort Worldwide. Bonus awarded for up to 5 stays. More... Sep 26 – Nov 30, 19
- 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. More... Until Sep 24, 19

Le Club AccorHotels
- 4x Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at the Ibis Le Touquet Thalassa or the Novotel Thalassa Le Touquet. More... Book by Oct 21  for stays until Dec 8, 19

Marriott Bonvoy
- Receive a 30% discount when you buy 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy points. More... Until Oct 18, 19
- 2,000 Bonvoy Points on Hertz rentals of 2+ days in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. More... Ongoing

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- 30% KrisFlyer Miles redemption discount on selected destinations across the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel Oct 1 - 31, 19

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Earn up to Triple Miles&Smiles Elite Status Miles when you fly on Turkish Airlines one-way or round trip international flights in Economy Class or Business Class between Turkey and select cities in Europe, Africa or Asia. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel until Oct 31, 19

World of Hyatt
- Up to a 25% World of Hyatt Points Discount when you redeem for award nights at any one of 14 locations in Greece, Italy, Spain or Mexico. More... Until Nov 30, 19
- 25% Discount when you book a Points + Cash award at participating hotels Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 19

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