Here are some of the stories from the weekend concerning travel that caught my eye.
New Hilton/Hyatt Co-Branded Hotel Coming
Hyatt and Hilton are bringing two of their brands together for a co-branded hotel in Washington DC. This hotel will be landing in The Wharf area of the district and will have be a 413 key hotel. Hilton will be represented by their Canopy brand and Hyatt will bring their Hyatt House brand to the project. It should present a nice opportunity for guests in this region. – HT: District Source
North Korea Makes Their Own Time Zone
Kim Jong-un is at it again – trying to do his own thing and isolate his nation even more from the world. His latest move was a decision to no longer be in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan. As of August 15th, North Korea will move their clocks back 30 minutes from their current time zone. HT: New York Times
Amtrak Credit Card Coming Back
The Amtrak credit card, use by train enthusiasts and those looking for great transfers to the Choice Hotel program, disappeared from Chase’s website earlier this year. Now, according to this post from Mommy Points, it appears to be making a reappearance this fall. If you want to take a train trip or get some inexpensive hotel stays, be looking for this card. HT: Mommy Points
Comprehensive Post About Mile Expirations, Transfer Partners, And Keeping Miles Alive
Dans Deals has updated a very valuable resource that shows you how to keep your miles and points alive, how or when they expire, where you can transfer from and more. If you have miles that may expire soon, check this great guide for 55 different loyalty programs! HT: Dans Deals
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