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Radisson Rewards Double Points Promotion

Radisson Rewards has just announced the details of their next global promotion. While it's valid for stays over a few months, the booking window is extremely limited. Radisson Rewards is offering double points and double elite nights for stays this fall.…

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Filed Under: Club Carlson, Great Deals
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Radisson Rewards Visa Card 120K Bonus (Best-Ever)

For the first time ever, the Radisson Rewards Premier Signature Visa Card has a welcome bonus of up to 120,000 Radisson Rewards points. You can earn those points by spending $3,000 within the first 90 days. While the application link was sent out to…

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Radisson Rewards 2019 Hotel Category Changes

It’s pretty common for the major global hotel chains to adjust hotel categories annually. We’re not talking about them actually adjusting the number of points required for a stay at a particular category of hotel, but rather adjusting which hotels are…

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What Airline & Hotel Status Did I Earn In 2018?

With 2018 now behind us, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what status I've earned in the past year with both airlines and hotels. I love miles and points every bit as much as I did a decade ago. What has changed for me over the years is…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
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HNA Group Sells Stake In Radisson (And It’s Not To Hyatt)

HNA Group is a massive Chinese conglomerate that has stakes in all kinds of travel brands. This includes about a dozen Chinese airlines, as well as major international hotel brands. For a while they were investing like crazy, and now they're selling…

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Filed Under: Club Carlson
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The Radisson Rewards Visa Card Adds Bonuses For Spend

Earlier I wrote about how Club Carlson is being rebranded as Radisson Rewards. This is part of a bigger shift, as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is being rebranded as Radisson Hotel Group, to better leverage the Radisson name. The brand has quite a bit…

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Club Carlson Rebrands As Radisson Rewards

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is rebranding as Radisson Hotel Group. This seems like a logical move. I see how it got that name, since Curtis Carlson was one of the founders of the company. The problem is that while the…

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What Airline & Hotel Status Did I Earn In 2017?

December 31 and January 1 are big days when it comes to elite status qualification. On December 31 all your accounts look as good as they'll ever look, as all the activity from the past year has posted. Meanwhile come January 1, it's time to start all…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
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Club Carlson’s 2017 Hotel Category Changes

It's pretty normal for the major global hotel chains to adjust hotel categories annually. We're not talking about them actually adjusting the number of points required for a stay at a particular category of hotel, but rather adjusting which hotels are…

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Club Carlson’s Latest Stealth Devaluation

Club Carlson used to be one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs. On the earning side, they used to run some killer promotions that were totally mattress runnable. The best of those awarded 50,000 Carlson points for one a night stay at a Radisson hotel,…

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Review: Radisson Blu Oslo Airport

Given our early departure the following morning, we decided to spend the last night of our trip at a hotel at the Oslo Airport. Having stayed at the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport on the first night of our trip, we decided to try the Radisson Blu…

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Review: Park Inn By Radisson Oslo Airport

Given our relatively late arrival into Oslo, we decided to stay at the airport the first night. I'm sure we could have headed into the city, but with three tired kiddos this seemed like a good option. And the Oslo airport has two very convenient hotels…

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Review: Radisson Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

I was arriving from Kuala Lumpur at around 2:30PM, and departing to Dubai the next night at around 9PM, so I had one night there. After doing some research, it seemed I had two practical options -- I could book the Radisson, which had a great location…

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Review: Radisson Blu Longyearbyen Hotel

The reason I heard about Longyearbyen in the first place was because of the Radisson Blu, given that it claims to be the world's northernmost full service hotel. Based on the pictures it didn't exactly look glam, but then again, Longyearbyen isn't a…

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Introduction: An Arctic Summer

A lot of my travel is centered around trying new airline products, since that's primarily what I write about. Planning for this trip started when I was able to combine a new business class product with a destination I've long wanted to visit. For years…

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Redeem 65,000 Points For TSA Pre-Check Enrollment… Ouch!

Airline loyalty programs have increasingly been adding opportunities for members to enroll in TSA Pre-Check. Some airlines have given TSA Pre-Check memberships away to elite members for free, while others have been allowing members to redeem points for…

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3 Days Only: Buy Club Carlson Points With A 75% Bonus

Through June 16, 2016, Club Carlson is offering up to a 75% bonus on purchased points. Club Carlson limits you to purchasing 40,000 points per account per calendar year, and the 75% bonus applies even if you purchase just 1,000 points. Factoring in the…

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Club Carlson Status Match Opportunities

Formalized hotel status match programs seem to be increasingly common. I'm not sure if it's due to the consolidation which is occurring in the hotel industry, or if it's simply a case of "monkey see, monkey do," given that Hilton launched a status match…

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