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Category: Choice Hotels (Choice Privileges)

Current Frequent Flyer Miles and Hotel Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking.  Things have evolved quite a bit since March 2020 when the coronavirus lockdowns hit the travel industry. As time went on, airline and hotel...

Recap of Miles and Points Temporary Extensions

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, airline and hotel loyalty programs have paused/extended expiry policies to their miles and points. Today’s post is a current snapshot of the state of these...

Hotel Elite Status and Points Expiry Extensions

IHG is the latest hotel chain to extend its elite statuses and expiry policy, which rounds out the majority of the major hotel chains. Note that we also have an ongoingly updated page found on our menu...

[HOTEL] Expiry Policies (updated January 24, 2018)

It has been almost 2 years since I last update the hotel hotel expiry policies. There have been a few changes ever since, so I thought I’d give my list a quick update. For the list below, I have grouped...

Favourite Hotel Elite Perks Listed by Loyalty Program

I was previously asked what are the best hotel elite benefits. I believe that this is a strongly personal question, because it is based on personal preferences, as well as specific travels. In other words,...

List of Requirements for Attaining Hotel Elite Status (updated August 11, 2016)

A few updates to the hotel elite status programs means that this list is due for an update from last time. Some of the updates include: adding Le Club AccorHotels, changes to Best Western Rewards elite...

[HOTEL] Expiry Policies (updated February 18, 2016)

It has been a while since my last hotel expiry policies update. There have been a few changes ever since, so I thought I’d give my list a quick update. In deciding my preference for hotel loyalty...

Hotel Transfer Partners to Airlines

Sometimes we overlook the fact that there are many methods when earning airline frequent flyer points. One of the easiest ways is staying at one of your favourite hotel brands and then transferring your...

List of Requirements for Attaining Hotel Elite Status (updated May 22, 2015)

Hotel elite statuses can be very valuable to some people. There are essentially 3 different ways to achieve hotel elite status, through nights, points or stays. A night is self-explanatory, you need...

Remembrance Day

The Federal government department of Veterans Affairs Canada states that Remembrance Day is of “remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of...

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