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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Sweepstakes: Win 7-Nite Stay Anywhere in the World

January 20, 2015
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is offering travelers the chance to win a 7-night stay at any property around the world, including Wyndham grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is offering travelers the chance to win a 7-night stay at any property around the world, including Wyndham grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is offering travelers the chance to win the ultimate vacation: a seven-night stay at any Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property around the world, 100,000 United MileagePlus® award miles towards airfare and $1,000 cash.

Now through March 13, 2015, travelers can visit and submit a sweepstakes entry form for a chance to win one of eight weekly prizes consisting of 25,000 MileagePlus miles and one grand prize outfitting a week-long vacation. Upon entering, travelers are invited to create and share online their own ‘Do Not Disturb’ door tag with family and friends, detailing what they would rather be doing if they were on their dream vacation.

“This sweepstakes is the perfect chance for aspiring travelers to start dreaming up their next great vacation,” said Keith Pierce, brand president, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “With properties in top destinations from San Diego to Shanghai, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has something for everyone, no matter what adventure they’re dreaming up.”

Consumers must enter weekly to be eligible to win that week’s prize. All entries submitted throughout the duration of the sweepstakes will then roll over into the drawing for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected from all of the entries and announced in mid-March.

With three tiers of offerings including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Garden® Hotels, the brand has more than 180 options around the world for travelers.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group and the largest lodging loyalty program in the world based on participating hotels. Guests can earn valuable points during their stay that can be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at

The sweepstakes is open to all U.S. residents over 21 years of age. Full promotion terms and conditions are available at

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CruisesOnly® Adds Free Hotel Stay Option to its Loyalty Club Offerings

December 24, 2013

CruisesOnly®, one of the largest cruise agencies and the flagship brand in the World Travel Holdings portfolio, has announced that it is adding a “free hotel stay” option to its already robust Loyalty Club, the exclusive benefits program that rewards customers who have booked with CruisesOnly in the past.

Membership in CruisesOnly’s Loyalty Club is free of charge and free of bother. Customers who have booked with the agency at least once are automatically enrolled and there are no membership cards, numbers or renewals to keep track of.

“It’s important to us as an agency that we recognize and reward our loyal customers,” said Jeff Sherota, senior vice president of CruisesOnly. “Offering a choice between a free hotel stay or an opportunity to earn back unlimited onboard spending provides our customers with options to suit their travel needs.”

Here are the benefits of membership in CruisesOnly’s Loyalty Club:

Book Now, Pay Later: No Deposit Required at Time of Booking
CruisesOnly will defer the deposit, up to $500 (or up to $1,500 on select luxury bookings), when eligible sailings of three nights or longer are reserved at least 110 days prior to departure.

A Free Hotel Stay OR the Chance to Earn Back an Unlimited Amount of Cruise Cash
Past customers can decide which benefit best suits their travel needs: a free hotel stay (up to a $500 value, based on total price of cruise booking before taxes and port charges) or the chance to earn back an unlimited amount of onboard spending after they’ve cruised to recoup expenses not included in their fare such as spa treatments and specialty dining.

A 10 Percent Discount on All Shore Excursions
Valid on any shore excursion booked on CruisesOnly’s website at least four days prior to departure. Travelers can choose from a wide array of adventures in ports of call located throughout Alaska, the Caribbean and other destinations.

A Discount of Up To 25 Percent, Plus Bonus Offers, On Car Rentals
Club members enjoy discounts of up to 25 percent, plus special extras like free days or free upgrades, on top-brand car rentals reserved on

Advance Notice of All CruisesOnly Sales
Club members are always among the first to be contacted (via email) whenever CruisesOnly is about to launch an exclusive/special sale.

Combinability with Existing CruisesOnly/Cruise-Line Offers
Loyalty Club benefits are often combinable with other deals on the CruisesOnly website and in its emails, as well as any perks the customer may be receiving as part of a specific cruise line’s loyalty/rewards program.

Benefits Extended to First-Time Guests Traveling with a Club Member
CruisesOnly rewards loyal customers by rewarding the people that they’re traveling with too – even if they’ve never booked with CruisesOnly before. All of the Loyalty Club benefits are available to first-time guests, just as long as they’re traveling on the same sailing as a Club member and staying in an additional stateroom.

Learn more about CruisesOnly’s Loyalty Club and visit or call 1-800-CRUISES to make a reservation.

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Princess Cruises Adds New “Medallion” Level to Captain’s Circle Loyalty Program

May 11, 2013

Princess Cruises has expanded its Captain’s Circle loyalty program with the addition of a new membership category – the Medallion level. The new tier, for passengers sailing on a fourth or fifth cruise, or between 31 and 50 cruise days, fits between the program’s current Gold and Platinum levels. The new level goes into effect with voyages beginning on or after today.

Medallion level members will now enjoy extra benefits in addition to Gold level perks, including a complimentary upgrade to the Platinum Princess Vacation Protection and a discount on the price of a souvenir Reflections DVD. Medallion cruise cards and pins will feature a deep burgundy color.

“This new Captain’s Circle level offers passengers who’ve discovered cruising with Princess a way to move up the program’s tiers at a faster rate.” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “We know Gold members are often anxious to reach the next tier, so this new level will add some benefits before they become Platinum members.”

Medallion level benefits include:

Complimentary upgrade to Platinum Princess Vacation Protection – When passengers purchase the standard Princess Vacation Protection, they will receive a complimentary upgrade to Platinum protection. Available for US and Canadian passengers, this added coverage includes double benefits for Accidents & Sickness Medical Expense and Baggage/Personal Effects coverage. In addition, the special cancellation feature increases to a 100 percent credit.

A 10% discount off the purchase of the Reflections Cruise DVD – On each cruise, onboard videographers capture live memories from the sailing, including ports of call, shore excursions, ship events, and behind-the-scenes information about the ship. Medallion members and higher can now take advantage of this new benefit to purchase the cruise souvenir at a 10 percent discount. (where available, cannot be combined with any other promotion, excluding world cruise).

Access to preferred shoreside Captain’s Circle help desk phone line – Medallion members can now enjoy an exclusive shoreside phone number for contact to the Circle Desk. Calls will be routed quickly through to the membership desk to assist with cruise history, membership status, benefits delivery or any other Captain’s Circle-related questions.

Medallion Pin – Members will receive a new two-toned burgundy and gold pin.

All Gold level benefits – Members continue to get benefits such as special cruise pricing, members-only events on board, The Princess Captain’s Circle Quarterly magazine, access to an onboard Captain’s Circle host, and other special features for members.

The Princess Captain’s Circle program offers special onboard recognition to passengers based on their number of completed cruises or days sailed – whichever is most beneficial to the passenger. Members enjoy various ongoing rewards, plus special benefits based on their level. In addition to the new Medallion level, the program includes Gold (after one Princess cruise), Platinum (after five cruises or 50 cruise days) and Elite (after 15 cruises or 150 cruise days) levels.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at

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Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Makes Summer Four Times More Rewarding

July 17, 2012

Summer is four times sweeter thanks to the Wyndham Rewards® hotel loyalty program which is offering travelers a chance to earn four times the rewards points when they book two or more stays online at participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties.

Vacationers and day-trippers alike will be able to redeem those extra points for free hotel nights, dining and shopping gift cards, brand name merchandise from trusted retailers, or tickets to popular shows, concerts or sporting events.

Now through September 13, 2012, Wyndham Rewards members in the U.S., Canada and Mexico can register for the promotion online at They must then book their stays at, or at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 14 brand sites including Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, and Super 8®, to name a few. Members can book up to five stays during the promotional period and will receive bonus points starting with the second qualifying stay.

Members who choose to earn airline miles can also enjoy earning four times the rewards with any of Wyndham Rewards’ nearly 20 airline partners worldwide.

“Travelers are looking for great deals to stretch their summer vacation dollars, so we wanted to sweeten their travel experience when they booked and stayed with us,” said Robin Korman, senior vice president of Loyalty Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “It’s not often that you see an offer this exciting that gives customers a chance to quadruple their points after only two stays and has so many options to redeem for things they really want.”

Wyndham Rewards membership is required. Enrollment is free at

 About Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers more than 7 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at almost 7,000 hotels in 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options, including airline travel, resort vacations, event tickets, gift certificates for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 6,000 points, while other reward options start as low as 2,200 points. Members may also choose to earn airline or rail miles with more than 20 leading carriers. For more information, visit Travelodge hotels in Canada do not participate in Wyndham Rewards.

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Get $50 Gift Card with ‘Two Stays Pays’ Promotion from Choice Hotels International

May 19, 2012

Get a $50 gift card with the new Two Stays Pays promotion from Choice Hotels International. During this summer travel promotion, there’s no limit to the number of $50 gift cards you can earn. Here’s how this offer works.

Through August 15, 2012, travelers who stay two separate times at a Choice brand hotel can earn enough Choice Privileges rewards points to redeem for a $50 gift card. Put your $50 towards gas, shopping, dining out and more, and have extra funds to spend on the rest of your vacation. To be eligible for this promotion, you must be a member of the Choice Privileges rewards program. Plus, you must register at and make your reservation through this same website or by calling 800.4CHOICE.

The Two Stays Pays promotion goes far and wide. It’s open to U.S. and Canadian residents traveling throughout North America, Europe, Mexico, Central America, Australasia and the Caribbean. And it’s good at all 10 value-focused Choice Hotels brands – Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn – as well as at Ascend Collection member hotels.

Most Choice brand hotels add to the savings with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking. Additionally, you have the assurance of the Choice Hotels Best Internet Rate Guarantee so you know you’re getting the lowest rate for your hotel anywhere online — or get a free night on Choice.

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Cranwell Resort in Berkshires Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

March 2, 2011
Cranwell Resort's historic Wyndhurst mansion, in the Berkshires (© 2011 Karen Rubin/

Cranwell Resort's historic Wyndhurst mansion, in the Berkshires (© 2011 Karen Rubin/

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or inflexible category restrictions. Guests of Cranwell Resort can now earn points toward free nights each time they stay at any of the more than 110 distinctive hotels in over 80 cities that participate in Stash.

Located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts known for its abundant cultural venues including the famed Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center and the Norman Rockwell Museum, Cranwell stands apart with it graceful, historic Gilded Age Mansion and 380 acres of surrounding panoramic views.   Visitors will now be able to experience this unique setting while earning reward points for stays at Cranwell and other one-of-a-kind, independent hotels through the U.S.

“Stash Rewards is perfect for frequent travelers who are seeking a variety of unique guest experiences at hotels and resorts like Cranwell,” said Norma Probst, Director of Marketing for Cranwell.  “Not only will our current guests who return to Cranwell year after year be rewarded for their loyalty, but Cranwell is now in a position to attract new travelers also seeking value through a rewards program.”

Guests can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website.  Points can be earned immediately and never expire. Redemption is simple and free from rigid reward categories, and black-out dates don’t exist. Additionally, Stash partner hotels provide members with exclusive travel deals.

About Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Cranwell is located just two and one-half hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of  Lenox, Massachusetts.   This award winning resort features 96 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole Championship golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and is home to one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast.  With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events.   The resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ brand and is also a long time member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of over 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns.  The resort is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas” and some of their many recognitions include SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for one of “Best Spa Resorts for Golf” and the Wine Spectator Magazine Award for Excellence.

About Stash Hotel Rewards
Stash Hotel Rewards frees travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it as easy to earn free nights at an amazing hotel as it is a so-so one. Members earn 5 points per dollar spent on their hotel room, resulting in a free night in a little as 5 typical stays. And Stash points can be redeemed without blackout dates, point expirations or annoying category restrictions found in many chain programs.  The distinctive hotels that offer Stash include some of the best spas in Napa, world-class resorts in Florida, and boutique gems in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Many Stash partner hotels appear on the “Best Hotels” lists of the leading travel publications and the hotels receive some of the highest recommend ratings on top travel sites.  Travelers can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website