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As winter thaws and spring appears in sight, many people are contemplating upcoming travel. According to Vacasa’s 2022 Spring Travel Trends Report, more than half of Americans are planning a trip this spring with 37% traveling specifically for Spring Break. Among those that say they will travel this spring, 75% plan more frequent travel throughout the year compared to last year as Covid-19 regulations ease.
A new survey by WorldStrides, the largest study abroad and educational travel company in the nation, and The Harris Poll points to pent-up demand for educational travel opportunities, too. The survey found that 74% of parents with children under 18 want their students and young adults to be able to participate in educational travel or face-to-face learning opportunities. Whether that is via a family trip, a study abroad experience or cross-country road trip, finding the right hotel can be key when traveling.
Whether traveling near or far, these six hotel loyalty promotions can pad your points balance or help you stretch your travel dollar further this spring.
Triple points with Accor All Live Limitless
Earn 3x the points for eligible stays at Accor Live Limitless (ALL)-participating properties in North and Central America this spring. The offer is available between now and June 30, but be sure to register before your stay. Registration for this bonus points deal ends March 31 although the triple points bonus is good on stays through the first half of the year.
Double points with Best Western Rewards
Between now and May 8, Best Western Rewards members earn double points on eligible charges with every stay. Be sure to register for the promotion before your stay. WorldHotels is offering a similar double points promotion, which also requires registration. A second promotion is also offering 2,000 bonus points when paying for a stay with both cash and points as part of Best Western Rewards “pay with points” program.
$50 gift card after two Choice Privileges stays
This Choice Privileges promotion will last until March 12, but could prove lucrative if you have some hotel stays between now and then. After registering for the offer, stay twice on qualifying rates at any of the loyalty program’s more than 7,000 global properties and receive a $50 gift card.
Free hotel tour, airport transfer and upgrade from The Leading Hotels of the World
This clever promotion helps guests explore some of the newest properties to join The Leading Hotels of the World grouping. As part of its First Look offers, guests at these properties can take advantage of several valuable benefits when they book an eligible rate. These include a guaranteed room upgrade, free roundtrip transfer from the airport or train station, and a VIP tour of the hotel. The offer is only available to members of the free-to-join Leaders Club loyalty program, and there is no registration required.
Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and double elite night credits
Between now and May 4, guests making an eligible stay at Marriott Bonvoy-participating properties will earn 1,000 bonus points each night of their stay. In addition, those nights will earn double elite night credits toward elite status qualification for next year. To take advantage of this offer, be sure to log into your Marriott Bonvoy account and register under the promotions section. To be eligible, members must register before April 20. This is available for all Marriott Bonvoy brands including Westin, Sheraton and Courtyard by Marriott among others.
Aqua-Aston A-List Exclusive Insider Discount
For a limited time between now and May 27, Aqua-Aston (one of Hawaii’s biggest resort collections) is offering a special discount to its loyalty program members. The promotion includes 15% off the best available rate at many properties plus a welcome gift and space-available room upgrade. If you’re not yet an A-List member, the program is free to join. This could be worth it before staying at an Aqua-Aston property in Hawaii or Florida this spring.
I Prefer Hotel Rewards bonus points and perks
Take advantage of the VIP Member Exclusive offers available from Preferred Hotels & Resorts I Prefer Hotel Rewards program. Between now and April 10, guests booking special rates can earn up to 10,000 bonus points booking a stay at participating properties. These special rates also include extras like resort credits and free meals. No registration is necessary, but guests must be members of the group’s loyalty program and book a participating rate to take advantage of the benefits.
A recent survey of more than 4,000 I Prefer program members regarding 2022 travel trends put North America and Europe among the top destinations for travel this year. Survey participants showed greater interest in resort-style properties than city-center ones. More than half said they plan to travel with their extended family, which means the choice of hotel and any associated promotion benefits could be more valuable than ever.