Best Travel Tips: Intercontinental brand reimbursing (some) airline baggage fees

Yes.  This bi-weekly round-up is a little late.  I’ve been focusing my energy on promoting my eBook – The Secret to a Successful Budget.  It’s a book that teaches people how to budget.  The price goes up at midnight on Augusts 31st, so if you’re interested in the book, get your copy soon.

Money Saving Travel Tips

Upgrade Better Travel lets us know that InterContinental brands will reimburse (some) airline baggage fees.  Here’s the skinny:

Beginning Aug. 16, when travellers book two consecutive weekend nights at any one of the 4,500 IHG hotels worldwide for stays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 30, 2010, their checked bag is free. Travellers can participate each and every weekend they stay with an IHG hotel during the “Check It Free” promotion period, when they pay for their hotel stay using their Visa® Card.

Upgrade Better Travel also just mentioned that Southwest Airlines is coming to NewarkI love Southwest, so I consider this to be GREAT news.

Wisebread has a couple of interesting travel articles: the first How to Save 44% or More At Select Priority Club Hotels (written by yours truly) and Travel and Money: Using Prepaid Travel Cards.

Book a hotel through AA.com and you’ll get 500 AAdvantage bonus points.

At American Airlines, we want to service all of your travel needs every step of the way — in the air and on the ground. So, for your next trip, remember only AA.com allows you to search and earn AAdvantage® bonus miles on over 60,000 hotels worldwide — all with the lowest prices guaranteed.
To help you earn your next trip faster, for a limited time, we’re doubling our everyday hotel booking bonus. Simply book any hotel on AA.com by October 11, 2010, and you’ll earn 500 AAdvantage bonus miles!

Get a Delta Gold Skymiles credit card before Sept 31st and you’ll get:

The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express lets you and your traveling companions check a bag for free on every Delta flight. And now, you can also get up to 25,000 bonus miles and $75 off any Delta flight after you spend $500 on the Card in the first three months.

Want to know which is the best airline points program?  Check out this air travel rewards infographic from Nerdwallet.  Hey, while you’re at it, you may as well view their hotel rewards infographic.

The post is now several months old, but if you’re traveling overseas you may want to read my post on how to exchange foreign currency.

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