Weekend Roundup of Travel News & Deals
I hope everyone’s having a great weekend. After three red-eye flights in the span of six days last week, I’m catching up on sleep this weekend!
This is what a bustling airport looks like in the middle of the night, by the way.
Anyhow, here are a few travel stories and deals for your weekend fix.
News and stories
- Nice to see the economy picking up as Americans plan to travel more this summer. (From NBC News)
- For inspiration in planning your next getaway (or simply travel eye candy), see this list of 40 of the world’s most photogenic coastlines. I’m surprised the Amalfi Coast didn’t make it, though. (From Matador Network)
- If you’re in New York City this summer, check out this “ultimate list” of free summer concerts compiled at the Village Voice.
Alaska Airlines award sale
If you have Alaska miles to spend on travel this fall, save 5,000 miles each way to and from select Mexico destinations. Coach fares start at 12,500 miles each way, a ~29% savings from the usual rate of 17,500. (Book by May 25, travel between September 1 and November 18, 2014.)
New Amex Sync deals
Finally, there are new Amex Sync offers I thought I’d mention.
(If you’re unfamiliar with these offers, see my post about the American Express Sync campaign for details and instructions.)
- Abt Electronics – spend $250+ get $25 (exp. June 16, 2014) register via Facebook
- Bowlmor – spend $100+ get $20 (exp. July 3, 2014) #AmexBowlmor
- Cathay Pacific – spend $2,000+ get $200 (exp. July 31, 2014, must book via link specified in offer) #AmexCathay
- Delivery.com – spend $25+ get $5 (exp. June 1, 2014) #AmexDelivery
- Katsuya – spend $50+ get $10 (exp. June 30, 2014) register via Facebook
- Kenneth Cole – spend $150+ get $50 (exp. July 18, 2014) register via Facebook
- Personal Creations – spend $49+ get $15 (exp. May 31, 2014) register via Facebook
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport Parking – spend $40+ get $10 (exp. June 30, 2014) #AmexPHXAirport
- Potbelly Sandwich Shop – spend $10+ get $2 (exp. July 6, 2014) #AmexPotbelly
- Spafinder – spend $150+ get $25 (exp. May 31, 2014) register via Facebook
- Victorinox – spend $150+ get $30 (exp. June 30, 2014, valid in-store only) #AmexVictorinox
- Wayfair – spend $150+ get $30 (exp. June 28, 2014) use promo code AMEX2014
Enjoy the weekend!