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Hilton Honors offers 1-year extension for all members with status in 2019, 2020

All statuses extended by a year. Hilton Honors has finally announced its Covid-19 provisions for its loyalty members, with what is possibly one of the most generous extensions across any hotel chains. Extensions for members with status in 2019 Hilton will be giving a one-year extension for members who had status through the whole of 2019 and were scheduled to be downgraded this month. They will instead hold on to their 2019 status for another year, up to March 2021. This refers to the group of members who earned their status through stays in 2018, and enjoyed them in 2019. If this group of members didn’t requalify for their status in 2019, they would have been downgraded this month (i.e. March 2020). Extensions for members with status in 2020 For members who have qualified for an elite status for the entire year of 2020 through stays in 2019, their status will be extended through March 2022, a year longer than it usually is. Similar to Qantas’ policy, the extension of the status doesn’t mean that …

72 hours only: IHG refundable flash sale for Southeast Asia & Korea

Book offer room rates with confidence at up to 50% off, until 15 Mar In the midst of plummeting hotel occupancies, IHG has decided to launch a flash sale to pick up whatever revenue that’s left on the market. The promotion is a very short one, which started from 13 Mar and will end 15 Mar. The reservations must be for stays between 14 Mar and 20 Apr (both dates inclusive), and bookings must be made a least a day in advance. To be able to book the offers, you must be a IHG Rewards Club member, which you can sign up here. After signing up you can access the sale offer here. Some good offers Intercontinental Singapore is offering Club rooms at only S$204 nett per night for two people. Enjoy afternoon tea, evening cocktails and breakfast at only about $100 per person per night. Regent Hotel Singapore is offering its premium executive room at S$238++, a significant discount from the usual over $400 rates. Club rooms go for S$273++, which includes access to …

Covid-19: Airlines and hotels extend elite status for select members

Several airlines frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programmes have announced membership extensions for affected members. Here are the details. With Covid-19 entering its third month and seeing no signs of easing, global travel has taken a severe beating. Airlines have made drastic cuts to their capacity, while hotels are reporting all-time low occupancy rates. Moreover, China now makes up one of the most significant group of members that any airline or hotel will want, so I will imagine any loyalty programme manager will want to ensure that this group returns to the fold once the crisis is over. Several programmes have announced expiry extensions for their elite members, almost most of them are targeted at members in Greater China. See below for details. Frequent flyer programmes:Singapore AirlinesCathay Pacific Hotel loyalty programmes:Marriott BonvoyHilton HonorsWorld of HyattIHG Rewards ClubAccor Live Limitless Singapore Airlines According to Loyalty Lobby, Singapore Airlines have emailed eligible members informing them of extension of their status. There is no published information on this, so eligibility is rather opaque and at the discretion of …

Standard Chartered Bank offers 100% bonus for transferring points to Emirates Skywards

Limited time promotion runs until 8 March. Standard Chartered bank is offering a 100% conversion bonus for its cardmembers for transferring points into Emirates Skywards miles from now until 8 March 2020. While the promotion is targeted at the X Infinite Visa cardholders, as long as you have a Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) credit card that allows you to earn points, you are eligible for the promotion. Emirates Skywards programme Emirates Skywards miles aren’t usually good value due to the number of miles required for redemptions and the fuel surcharges that come with it. Moreover, Emirates doesn’t belong to any alliances, so your options are pretty much limited. However, with this offer, the awards become a lot more sensible. you can make a number of redemption options that are comparable to what you might normally spend on Singapore Airlines’ Krisflyer. If you have been converting your SCB 360 Rewards points to Krisflyer all these while, your effective mpd of 1.2 for Krisflyer is now worth 1.7 mpd if you are converting them to Emirates Skywards. …