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Redeem Your Starpoints For Rewards

The Starwood Preferred Guest® program’s breakthrough policy of no blackout dates at the world’s most sought-after collection of hotels reinvented the hospitality loyalty program in 1999. One of the fastest ways to redeem this program’s rewards (a.k.a Starpoints) is with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. You’ll earn… [read more]

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Why You Should Consider Hotel Loyalty Programs

If it seems like your favorite airline is being a bit disloyal lately, you’re on to something. In the last six months, two major carriers, announced they will reward customers based on the fare paid rather than the number of miles flown, joining a handful of airlines that have long… [read more]

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Enjoy Great Food In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

By Maxine Albert

From fine dining to casual fare, the restaurants you’ll find in the Great Barrier Reef offer an array of delectable cuisine sure to satisfy any palate. This destination, always prized for its natural splendor, is fast becoming a foodie haven pairing world-class cuisine with fine Australian wine. Whether dining at… [read more]

Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland

A Short Hop From Zürich, Stein Am Rhein Steps Back In Time

By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

Just over an hour from Zürich by train, Stein am Rhein is centuries away from the urban world of banking and finance, a giant step backward into medieval Switzerland. So perfect are the half-timbered buildings that line its little main street that you could mistake it for a stage set.… [read more]

Elbe River Valley, Saxony Germany

Controversy Surrounds Dresden’s Waldschloesschen Bridge

By Ron Bernthal

The Elbe cuts through the middle of Dresden and is an important waterway for both commercial ship traffic and scenic river cruises. In 2006, UNESCO listed a 12-mile stretch of the Dresden Elbe Valley as a World Heritage site. This was greeted with much enthusiasm in Saxony, where culture and… [read more]

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Tianjin’s Culinary Trends Blend East And West, Old And New

By Ilona Kauremszky

In Tianjin, foodies and libation lovers collaborate, and their efforts show as bold new eateries and bars tip their hats to the city’s illustrious old-world past, parlaying global influences from French to Japanese and everything in between. That’s no surprise. More than half a century ago, this coastal metropolis near… [read more]

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Learning To Count All Over Again In India

By Richard Newton

Of the many challenges facing foreign businesspeople in India, one of the most surprising is the numbering system. You think you know how to count? Think again. The national and state governments, as well as many local businesses and media outlets, use the Vedic system, which shares our familiar Arabic… [read more]

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