Marriott announced today they’re buying Starwood hotels! This will create the world’s largest hotel chain with over 5,500 hotels in 100+ countries.
We knew Starwood was close to being sold, but most folks thought Hyatt was the buyer. So this is a bit of a surprise!
The details of the deal are not yet clear. But we know it should be complete by mid-2016.
Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Tony for giving us the heads-up early this morning!
Marriott and Starwood Are Joining Forces to Create the World’s Largest Hotel Chain
I’ll share what I know and what this deal might mean for you!
Air Berlin is planning 3 new non-stop routes between the US and Dusseldorf, Germany! There’s plenty to do and it’s a great place to start your Small Money travels around Europe.
This news means your American Airlines miles and British Airways Avios points will be more valuable because you’ll have more opportunities to redeem them.
And remember, you can transfer your Starwood points to American Airlines. And your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways.
And, Air Berlin never adds fuel surcharges, so you can avoid these nasty fees when you cross the Atlantic!
Visit the Annual Carnival in Dusseldorf, or Use It as a Jumping Off Point to See More of Europe!
I’ll tell you about the new routes. And how to make the most of them!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Traci, commented:
Thanks for all of the great information! I’m wondering if I can transfer points from a Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier card to Singapore Airlines. Then book a trip on United Airlines from Salt Lake City to San Juan, Puerto Rico?
That will work, Traci!
Singapore Airlines miles are a great way to book United Airlines awards flights!
Singapore Airlines Miles Can Get You to Puerto Rico and the Other Caribbean Islands On United Airlines
I’ll explain how to book these flights and how it may even save you money!
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If you’re an Airbnb host, a small business credit card is a great way to keep your expenses separate and earn points or cash back at the same time!
Even if you only host a few weeks a year or while you travel yourself, as long as you’re trying to make a profit, you can qualify for a small business credit card.
Airbnb Hosts Can Earn Miles, Points, or Cash Back on Their Cleaning Supplies and Other Purchases With a Small Business Credit Card!
I’ll show you my top small business credit cards for Airbnb hosts!
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Want to travel longer, but don’t have enough points for a week (or more!) in a top-tier hotel?
Mix-and-match award stays and paid hotel stays to get more out of your trip – and make it more fun and interesting!
Or consider using Airbnb to find local accommodations and save even more money. When you combine it with award stays at hotels, it’s like getting a 2-for-1 experience!
If You Prefer Longer Stays When You Travel, Mix Paid and Award Stays to Get Even More Time Away!
I’ll give you ideas and tips about how to get more out of your points!
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