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New Hilton/Hyatt Co-Branded Hotel, North Korea Gets Its Own Time Zone, and More

Written by Charlie

Here are some of the stories from the weekend concerning travel that caught my eye.

New Hilton/Hyatt Co-Branded Hotel Coming


The rendering of the co-branded Hilton/Hyatt hotel / Source: The Wharf

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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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.