News in brief:
The Radio 4 documentary
In the end it turned out that there was a fair bit of me in the Radio 4 documentary, Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer, broadcast yesterday.
If you have 28 minutes to spare, you can listen to it here.
Everyone seems to have found the content good. It is fair to say that feedback on the narration style was ‘mixed’ – it depends on whether you see it as dumbing down or a fun way of presenting the topic to a generalist audience. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a listen.
Earn bonus World of Hyatt points with Oasis home rentals
Last August, Hyatt bought a minority stake in home rental group Oasis. Oasis is a collection of:
….. over 2,000 personally vetted homes in prime neighborhoods worldwide like Rome, Barcelona and Punta del Este (Uruguay). Enjoy the authentic feel of a residence with the hotel-like amenities you are accustomed to like in person check-in and checkout, fresh linens, luxury toiletries, internet and a personal concierge. Whether you’re traveling with your family, have a longer stay in mind or need a little more space, consider Oasis home rentals to meet your travel occasion needs.
Oasis has now been integrated into the World of Hyatt loyalty programme. Until 30th June, you will receive 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points – which I would value at £10 – per night at an Oasis property. No registration is required.
- Earn 5 Base Points per eligible dollar spent on qualifying stays at Oasis
- Elite members earn Bonus Points on eligible spend at Oasis
- Elite members enjoy a welcome amenity at check-in
- Enjoy late checkout—2 p.m. for Discoverists and Explorists; 4 p.m. for Globalists—upon request (subject to availability at some locations)
- Enjoy a $200 stay credit toward an Oasis stay for every 15,000 points you redeem
Oasis nights also count towards achieving World of Hyatt status which could be a valuable extra benefit for anyone seeking Hyatt status but struggling with the lack of European properties.
World of Hyatt update – January 2021:
Get bonus points: Hyatt’s current promotion is ‘Bonus Journeys’, which is now extended to 28th February 2021. You can learn more in our article here.
Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here. There is a 30% bonus on points purchases until 23rd February.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.