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Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 20:20

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey published today. Survey Key Findings: • 19% of people would ... Read More

No-show clients at Paris restaurants now must pay cancellation cash penalties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 18:00

Cafes and restaurants in the French capital have opted to follow the lead of hotels and guest-houses, and start charging their customers with cash penalties for late cancellation of reservations ... Read More

Brazilian Carnivals: What, when, where and how

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 18:30

1. Is there just one ‘carnival’ or are there several? Where are they? Carnival is a holiday in Brazil – this year it will go from Friday, March 1st to ... Read More

Marriott Bonvoy: Marriott International introduces new travel program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 21:30

Marriott International is launching a global marketing campaign introducing Marriott Bonvoy, the new name that replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9hjvISsDWg&feature=youtu.be The campaign celebrates ... Read More

Which brands rank high in travel loyalty?

editor editor- February 5, 2019 23:52

Consumer expectations increase annually on average by 25%. Which airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and credit card companies rank high on the loyalty scale? "Trust has become the connective tissue ... Read More

How citizens of Singapore can replace paper currency with these popular credit cards

editor editor- January 29, 2019 19:20

Currency is the lifeline of every country. It comes with various forms and utility. Let us take a look at the future of currency. The journey of paper currency started ... Read More

Hotels preparing for Chinese New Year travel rush

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 15:53

Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually ... Read More

Japan Airlines and Ascenda announce strategic partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 20:05

Japan Airlines (JAL), the national airline of Japan, and Ascenda have signed a strategic partnership to launch a series of market-leading rewards offerings for JAL Mileage Bank members. Under the ... Read More

Marriott International re-brands its loyalty program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 18:03

Marriott International today unveiled the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – and reflecting the unmatched benefits, ... Read More

Air Canada’s new loyalty program launches in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 19:19

Air Canada announced today the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan loyalty business, from Aimia Inc. Air Canada also confirmed that ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister declares new Bijoux Kingston open

editor editor- December 11, 2018 10:33

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen third right in the photo) officially cut the ribbon to open the newly-renovated Bijoux Kingston Read More

ARC welcomes China’s UnionPay credit cards as new payment option

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 08:29

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today announced that it now offers airlines the ability to accept UnionPay credit cards as a form of payment for tickets sold through the U.S. travel ... Read More

Travel better with children during the holidays

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 10:25

Millions of North Americans travel for the holidays to spend time with family and friends, many with children in tow. Of those travelers who responded to a recent Travel Trends ... Read More

First European Centurion Lounge to open at Heathrow Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2018 08:12

American Express today announced plans to open a new location within its signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, at Heathrow. This will be American Express’ first Centurion Lounge in ... Read More

Norwegian airline will now serve free water, accept cash

editor editor- June 22, 2013 06:43

A Norwegian airline will now serve free water on long-haul flights following complaints that passengers were left without food, drinks and blankets for up to 12 hours. Read More

No food, no water, no blankets – welcome to Norwegian Air Shuttle

editor editor- June 18, 2013 10:20

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe's third-largest budget airline, has apologised for refusing passengers food, water and even blankets on its recently launched long-haul flights to New York and Bangkok. Read More

Etihad launches new cards that reward spending with air miles

editor editor- May 22, 2013 06:54

Credit card provider MBNA has added airline giant Etihad to its partner portfolio as they today launched two new cards that rewards spending with air miles. Read More

Indian banks cashing in on domestic travel industry growth

editor editor- July 21, 2012 05:22

More and more banks are coming up travel credit cards, with the aim to attract frequent fliers in the country. At present, there are more than 250,000 travel credit cards ... Read More

Corporate travel credit card benefits – let me count the ways

editor editor- July 29, 2011 07:16

Most every agency engages in the practice of allowing more than an average of 13.5 days for a corporate travel customer to pay for tickets issued. Read More

UK to ban hidden card surcharges for travel tickets

editor editor- June 29, 2011 06:03

Travel companies have been ordered to end the use of hidden surcharges for passengers paying by card. Read More

Website helps travelers tackle airline card charges

editor editor- May 10, 2011 04:50

LONDON, England - As airlines suffer a backlash from the Office of Fair Trading on the rising cost of booking by credit card, budget conscious consumers fear sticking to low ... Read More

Airline ticket fraud ring busted by the feds

editor editor- July 13, 2010 05:25

A fraud ring that had been stealing consumers' credit card information since 2001 was finally broken up after a lengthy investigation. Read More

Airline perks and fees – giving with one hand and taking away with the other

editor editor- June 16, 2010 03:51

The ever-changing world of airline fares and fees is getting a little more confusing — but maybe a lot cheaper — thanks to the newest travel perk: free baggage check ... Read More

March airline sales off the charts

editor editor- April 10, 2010 09:17

According to Allan Mutén, ARC's director of strategic communications, international airline fares and credit card sales in March were "off the charts." He said, "ARC began dashboarding these numbers Read More

US Airways ends cash transactions on domestic flights

editor editor- April 7, 2010 03:53

US Airways Group Inc. is accepting only credit and debit cards for food and beverage purchases on its North American flights. Read More

U.S. Mint blocks “Free Airline Miles” scheme

editor editor- December 14, 2009 06:23

Some credit card holders bought coins to earn rewards, then used the coins to pay their credit card bills. Net cost: $0.00 Read More

Continental goes cashless

editor editor- December 1, 2009 04:22

Continental Airlines Inc. said its flight crews will begin accepting only credit and debit cards for on-board purchases starting Tuesday. Cash can be used for duty-free purchases. Read More

Another credit card fee is about to fly

editor editor- November 19, 2009 03:38

Another fee is coming in the new year for airline and hotel customers — this time from your credit card company. Read More

How air travel could be changed by credit cards merchant fees

editor editor- July 15, 2009 06:10

Business travelers may be the ultimate losers in the latest scuffle between airlines and travel agents over credit card fees. Read More

Air Canada wins relief on credit card terms

editor editor- May 26, 2009 04:16

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Air Canada has won some breathing room from one of its key credit card processors, the cash-strapped airline said on Monday. Read More

Now boarding — airline reward fight

editor editor- April 27, 2009 05:42

U.S. Bancorp and American Express Co. are squaring off for a marketing battle that will be waged with reward programs but could be won on reputation. Read More

United Airlines to go cashless for onboard purchases

editor editor- February 26, 2009 03:18

After a brief transition period through the spring break season, United will phase out cash and only accept credit and debit cards on flights within the United States (including Hawaii) ... Read More

Tourists fall victim to credit card fraud

editor editor- February 11, 2009 05:31

A Portuguese couple say they lost about 8 000 euros (N$96 000) to credit card fraud after visiting Namibia last year, and they suspect the involvement of Namibian service staff. Read More