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Qatar Airways Requires Covid-19 RT-PCR Test From More ...

Qatar Airways has today announced that they would require a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test from seven additional countries effective August 13, 2020. Passengers that don\'t have a negative test performed in the past 72 hours and who do no consent Qatar Airways to have access to the test results will be denied boarding. You can access Qatar\'s page for Covid-19 response here.

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WestJet Now Offers Full Refunds For Cancelled Flights With ...

Several months after cancellations kicked off WestJet has adjusted their refund policy and is now offering refunds to customers whose ticket originates or ends in the U.K. or U.S. Airlines in Canada have for a long time refused to reimburse customers who had their flights cancelled as the Canadian government wouldn\'t force them to do so but foreign authorities weren\'t so easy to sway.

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LoyaltyLobby - Upgrade your travel using miles and points

A French panel exploring various options to battle climate change has come up with new eco-taxes for different transportation options. The goal is to reduce flying activities by significantly raising taxes to 120 euros (economy), 800 euros (business), and 2,400 euros (private plane) on long-haul flights.

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Emirates Now Requires Negative Covid-19 Test From All ...

Emirates and Dubai have again changed the Covid-19 test requirements for those flying to OR transiting via Dubai. Emirates now requires all passengers, including those transiting, to have a negative Covid-19 test result that is performed within 96 hours of departure. You can access Emirates\' page for travel information here. Here\'s information that Emirates has up: Traveling to Dubai Check ...

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Hilton Frontline Thanks 25% Off Rate For Worldwide Use ...

Hilton has launched Frontline Thanks-essential worker appreciation rate plan for worldwide use. Eligible frontline employees can save up to 25% on their stays by booking this flexible rate plan. You can access this offer on Hilton\'s website here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions Note that this Frontline Thanks-rate plan is valid in Americas and Asia-Pacific ...

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REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors Double Rewards-Promotion ...

Hilton Honors members can from today register for the latest bonus opportunity called \'Double Rewards.\' Honors members earn both double points and elite qualifying nights for stays between September 8 – December 31, 2020. You must register for this offer. You can register for this offer on Hilton\'s website here or here. READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions ...

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Phuket's Ridiculous Re-Opening Plan Postponed (Scrapped ...

Thailand had planned to re-open their tourism industry under a project they named \'Safe & Seal\' from October 1, 2020 starting with Phuket but these plans have now (once again) been scrapped as we expected. A recent virus scare of one person in Bangkok has renewed concerns in Thailand if this plan is really a good idea and likely used as an excuse to postpone the Phuket project which was ...

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Hilton Honors "Perfect Match" Bonus Points + Free Night ...

Hilton this week with American Express launched several offers under \'Perfect Match\' to get Honors members to swipe their affiliated Amex credit cards this fall. Select members can earn 1,000 additional base points for each spend of $1,000 (max 30,000) and get a free night certificate after spending a minimum of $5,000 by December 18, 2020.

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Reader Question: TAP Advice (How To Get A Refund ...

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about TAP refunds that we have covered previously. TAP is a challenging airline when it comes to getting a refund for canceled flights. Remember to send us your questions and comments by email, and Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We\'ll try to cover them here several times a week. Here\'s the email from the reader: My family was supposed to travel to ...

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Marriott Friends & Family Rate Plan | LoyaltyLobby

Marriott offers its associates and close family members a deeply discounted \'Explore Rate\' and another \'Explore Friends Rate\' for friends & family (no need to be part of the close family). Most hotel chains offer their associates either completely free (12 nights with Hyatt) or deeply discounted rates for personal stays (like what Hilton does – read more here).

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IHG Loses 103 Hotels In North America To Sonesta After ...

IHG stopped paying agreed minimum rents to Service Properties Trust (SVC) that owns 103 hotels under InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge and Candlewood Suites in North America. SVC already threatened to reflag these hotels under Sonesta in July (read more here) if they couldn\'t reach an amicable resolution with IHG.

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Thailand Eyes November Tourism Arrivals Under Prison-Like ...

The never ending saga about when Thailand is opening it's borders and tourism sector again to restart the ailing economy is going into yet another chapter as the Prime Minister gave public support for new plans. According to various news reports the country could welcome tourists as soon as November but under condition that sound more like a boot camp rather than a holiday. Thai Airways has ...

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Japan's Foreign Residents Can Finally Travel In & Out Of ...

Starting next week those foreigners who are officially residing in Japan can finally travel back to Japan, respectively leave the country and come back at a later point after some changes instituted by the government. Foreign residents will be required to undergo coronavirus testing upon entry and observe a 14-day quarantine period, the same conditions apply to Japanese citizens arriving from ...

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Thai Airways Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Won't Refund ...

It finally happened: Thai Airways has filed for Bankruptcy Protection in Bangkok\'s Central Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday and the petition was accepted on Wednesday afternoon. As luck would have it, the bad news didn\'t take long to come as the carrier announced that refunds won\'t be forthcoming for at least six months as the law prevents THAI from any cash disbursements.

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Japan Likely To Stay Closed For Foreign Tourism Arrivals ...

Japan, with rising Covid-19 infection rates, has drafted a list of 12 countries with whom it could open up travel opportunities. I don't believe that this plan will be going anywhere anytime soon because the government is only now letting non-citizen residents back in who were overseas at the time the entry bans were instituted in March. There have been talks that Japan could allow some ...

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Hilton Honors Dream Away-Sale For Stays Through July 31 ...

Hilton has finally launched a sale for Honors members to drive bookings now once the (first) peak of the Covid-19 has passed in many of the markers where the hotel company operates. The offer is called \'Honors Dream Away\' that is valid for stays through July 31, 2020 and is fully cancelable, and you can even shorten your stay without a fee if necessary.

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World Of Hyatt Buy Points With 25% Discount Through ...

World of Hyatt has today launched a new offer to buy points at a 25% discount through September 30, 2020. Members can buy up to 55,000 points every calendar year before any possible bonuses. Hyatt has several opportunities for buying points throughout the year, but they usually offer a maximum of 40% bonus. You can access this offer and check your discount on Hyatt’s website here.

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Marriott Covid-19 Policy & Bonvoy Promotions Update ...

Here’s a comprehensive look at Marriott Covid-19 policies and Bonvoy rate and bonus point opportunities for you to use this September. Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too! You can access Marriott Bonvoy here. READ MORE: Marriott Bonvoy Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions Send us hotel ...

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Hungary Closes Its Border On September 1, 2020 | LoyaltyLobby

Hungary on Friday announced that it would close its external border from all non-citizen/resident travel effective September 1, 2020. Returning citizens and residents would need to quarantine for two weeks when arriving from any outside country. Here\'s an excerpt from the Hungary Today: The Hungarian government has decided to close borders to foreigners starting on September 1, re-introducing ...

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Virgin Atlantic Surprises With Refund Note Nearly Five ...

I felt Christmas came early today when I received a refund note from Virgin Atlantic for an award flight operated by ANA that was cancelled back in early April. I was originally informed about the cancellation in the second half of March when ANA started to limit their schedule due to Covid-19 and I called Flying Club immediately to refund the taxes.

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