Airline Miles and Hotel Points, What Are They Worth?

There is no universal answer, because the value of a point/mile depends strongly upon whether you prefer to fly Coach, Business or First Class; whether you prefer upscale or downmarket hotels; and whether you have status in a particular program.

Given all that, here is the updated list of values from The Points Guy:

http://thepointsguy.com/2016/02/february-2016-monthly-valuations/

Airliner, Photo by shyb / Flickr

Hilton Adding New “Tru” Hotel Brand Later This Year

Aimed at younger guests, but may appeal to budget-minded travelers of all ages.

Sneak Peek: New Hilton Brand “Tru” Launches With 102 Hotels

Tru By Hilton: A New Desk-Less “Millennial” Hotel Brand

Will have showers but no tubs, free breakfast, free wi-fi. The rooms will have no closets and no desks, which is a deal-killer for many travelers…their intended audience is Millenials who prefer to work on their laptops in bed.

Million Mile Secrets blog has a good preview.

Another blogger’s take on the new brand: http://dealswelike.boardingarea.com/2016/01/27/a-new-hilton-brand-tru-coming-soon/

How to Get Your Free Breakfast at Hotels

Being able to go downstairs and eat a free breakfast in your hotel can save time (half an hour) and money ($20 for a couple, per day).

http://www.travelingwellforless.com/2016/01/25/get-free-breakfast-hotels/

This blogger has a collection of ideas for how to score a free breakfast. For example, stay at Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast) rather than Holiday Inn (no free breakfast).

This is good, money- and time-saving information.

Photo by Georgie R / Flickr