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Free city tour when transiting in Taipei

Taipei promotes itself as a good airport connecting much of Asia with north America, in the same way that Incheon and other airports also do. Something interesting for those transiting Taipei is that it offers international transit passengers through Taoyuan a free half-day tour. Each tour can accommodate...

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Free Hilton Gold Status for MBAs (and non-MBAs possibly)

Recently got your MBA from a US institution? You should be eligible for instant Hilton Gold status if you went to one of these schools. Must sign up by the end of this month, June 30, 2014. Hilton will verify with a @school.edu e-mail address and send the...

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Asia Miles vs British Airways Avios and American AAdvantage

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that generally speaking, I don’t particularly care for the Asia Miles program. Here’s a few reasons why you should try to accrue miles on other oneworld partners. Basically in every scenario you can think of, Asia Miles will be more expensive than if you...

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Free SPG Gold Status after 1 Stay

Do you have Starwood Preferred Guest Gold or Platinum Status? If the answer is no, read on. Right now, as in the past, SPG is offering Instant Gold Status to Asia Pacific members after they make only ONE stay at a Starwood property in Asia Pacific. This is...

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Visa Free Transit through China

Yesterday I saw a news release stating that Beijing may allow 72 hours visa free visits. http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-28/asia/world_asia_china-visa-waiver_1_foreign-visitors-visa-waiver-work-visas?_s=PM:ASIA   Shanghai currently allows a 48 hour visa-free transit for passengers coming from outside China to another country via Shanghai. I took advantage of this twice last year flying from HKG...