Airlines loyalists will do just about anything to rack up more miles, and hotel devotees aren’t far behind in their pursuit of points. Now, there’s good news for both from American Airlines and Hyatt, who just launched enhanced loyalty benefits in a partnership conceived to make travel experiences more seamless by combining airline and accommodation relationships.
Under the new benefit plan, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program will earn a bonus mile for each eligible dollar spent at a qualifying Hyatt property, and members of ConciergeKey (American Airlines’ invitation-only top tier) will also be granted Hyatt Globalist status to ensure a premium experience throughout the trip. Likewise, members of Hyatt’s World of Hyatt rewards program will receive one bonus point for each eligible dollar spent on qualifying American Airlines flights. This means miles can be earned for sleeping, hotel points can be earned for flying, and combining the two can double the rewards impact of a single trip.
Also new with the enhanced benefits program are status reciprocity challenges. Members who enroll in limited-time challenges will be immediately granted equivalent status with the partner brand (i.e., if you’re top tier with American Airlines, you’ll instantly become top tier with Hyatt) and can maintain that status after the period ends by completing a challenge, like flying a certain number of miles or spending a certain amount of dollars on hotel stays during the challenge period. The new benefits relationship with American Airlines and Hyatt officially launched May 13, so you can start earning now.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.
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Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.