Back in 2016, I began a tradition of trying to predict the travel / rewards market in Canada. The first year was rough, but it got better over the years and recently dropping back down. How did it go in 2023? I wrote out my predictions on January 2, 2023.
Back in 2016, I began a tradition of trying to predict the travel / rewards market in Canada. The first year was rough, but it got better over the years and recently levelling off. How did it go in 2022?
Gas prices are just getting out of control. In Canada, we have surpassed $2 per litre in many parts of the country. What can we do to bring down the cost? Today, we will go over a few different strategies. We will start with some rewards related ways first. Then get into the non-rewards related ideas.
There seems to be a lot of controversy regarding the PCR tests that airlines passengers must take on arrival in Canada. I thought it’s time for me to share my thoughts on this matter.
Arrival Testing Rules
First off, let’s go over some of the current rules and advisories in place, found on the Canadian government website:
Back in 2016, I began a tradition of trying to predict the travel / rewards market in Canada. The first year was rough, but it got better over the years. How did it go in 2021?
This post was inspired by the announcement from Hyatt about on and off-peak point redemption for free nights. More and more airline and hotel reward programs are moving towards dynamic reward pricing. Basically, during what is considered high-season, you will notice that it will cost more miles or points to redeem for a free flight or night. While, during low-season, the same hotel room or airline flight will cost less rewards. In some cases, you will also see standard pricing, which is neither high nor low. Conversely, it used to cost the same number of points for a free hotel room regardless of the day of the year.
Today’s post was inspired by one of our readers who suggested that we write more posts regarding the following idea: “Let’s get a bit bold and post articles making airlines accountable for their actions”. This seems like an interesting idea, thanks for your suggestion Ismail!
No Refunds, Credits Only?
Back in 2016, I began a tradition of trying to predict the travel / rewards market in Canada. The first year was rough, but it got better over the years. How did it go in 2020?
Below are my previous scores:
We generally have 2 types of article, posts (more date sensitive) and pages (more up to date information). Posts are what we publish regularly that is date stamped. So the information provided in the post, is date sensitive. However, the ongoing updated pages are found on the menu bar. These pages are updated regularly, so you will not see the historic information, as they are deleted once updated.
A week ago, we updated our Pointshogger 101 page, which is really the first page that we recommend new people to read. The second page to read is the “Understanding Credit Cards” page. After reading these two pages and establishing some foundation, the main posts will make a lot more sense.
With all that’s been happening in the world and more specifically in the rewards industry, it was time to revamp our Pointshogger 101 page.
You may have noticed a theme on our site, ever so often, there are so changes to the industry. So keeping up with the changes is an ongoing topic. Here are some of our previous posts that highlighted a milestone in the industry: