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IHG Rewards Status Match & Challenge

IHG One Rewards is offering a status match and status challenge for customers with other hotel elite status. Those with status from all the major hotel chains including Accor, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, Radisson Rewards, World of Hyatt, and Wyndham Rewards. Eligible customers can complete registration to be upgraded to…

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Giving Employees $5,000 Bonus

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced last week that they’d be giving employees a one-time $5,000 bonus for their hard work during the pandemic. This would apply to all employees including hourly and management employees in all departments including front desk, housekeeping, food & beverage, and the casino. Per CNN Business, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas…

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TSA PreCheck First International Airport: Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)

TSA PreCheck has expanded to its first international outpost. U.S. bound passengers departing from the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas will now be able to take advantage of TSA PreCheck if eligible. Historically, TSA PreCheck has only been for flights departing from the U.S. so it’s nice to see this is being expanded…

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MGM Rewards Replaces M life Program February 1st

MGM Resorts announced they’re launching a brand new loyalty program on February 1, 2021 called MGM Rewards. MGM Rewards replaces the current M life program. New benefits include waived resort fees, celebration dinners, suite upgrades, and airfare credit for elite members. As a reminder, World of Hyatt Globalist members can status match to MGM Rewards Gold…

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2.3 Million Travelers Wednesday; Busiest Travel Day Since Pandemic

Wednesday this week before Thanksgiving was the reported as being the busiest travel day since the Pandemic started back in 2020. TSA checkpoints screened 2,311,978 passengers compared to 2,624,250 in 2019. To put that in perspective, TSA saw 88% of 2019 traffic, which is the most since March 2020, a sign that travel is continuing…

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MGM Resorts Acquires The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International has confirmed plans to acquire Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and is expected to close in early 2022. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, whereas MGM properties are part of MLife and have a partnership with Hyatt. I suspect we’ll see The Cosmopolitan leave Marriott’s Autograph Collection, and join MLife…

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