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World of Hyatt Announces Category Changes to Over 250 Properties

World of Hyatt has announced an award category change to over 250 of its properties worldwide. The new categories will come into effect on March 18, 2019, so you have just under two weeks to lock in bookings at hotels that are going up in price. However, unlike most “category adjustments” which are a clear devaluation, Hyatt is actually lowering the price on almost half the affected properties.

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Capital One Introduces Exclusive Restaurants with Resy

Capital One has announced a new partnership with the reservation platform Resy to offer cardmembers exclusive restaurant reservations in Washington, D.C., New York, and Austin. Capital One gave new life to a previously unimpressive rewards program by adding airline transfer partners in December, and we’re hoping the investment in creative new benefits continues into 2019 and beyond.

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Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Turkish Airlines with a 25% Bonus

Citi ThankYou Rewards has announced a 25% transfer bonus to Turkish airlines Miles and Smiles. Through February 20, 2019, you will receive 1,250 Turkish miles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points. If you are ready to book a trip soon, there are some excellent sweet spots in the Turkish Miles & Smiles award chart for travel from North America and beyond.

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IHG to Devalue Over 500 Properties Worldwide

IHG is changing the number of points needed to redeem a free night at nearly 700 of its hotels on January 25, 2019. Although some properties will cost less, nearly 80% of the changes are price increases, so it’s a good time to review your travel plans and see if there are any stays you should book in the next few days.

Buy AA Miles with a Bonus of up to 50,000 Miles

American Airlines has announced its first buy-miles promotion of the year, offering a bonus of up to 50,000 miles through January 31, 2019.  Bonus miles are tiered based on the number of miles purchased, starting with a 1,000-mile bonus after buying 5,000 miles. 

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World of Hyatt Adding More Milestone Rewards in 2019

World of Hyatt is making some significant changes to how it rewards customers for their loyalty. In a recent announcement, the program introduced Milestone Rewards. Starting March 1, 2019, members will earn benefits like Club Lounge access, free nights, upgrades and bonus points as they achieve new loyalty milestones.