Author: Paul

Using our free Europcar rental for a weekend away in Melbourne

A little while ago, I attained Virgin Platinum status.  One of the perks of having this status is that it also translates into your choice of hotels and car hire programs: Complimentary Partner Membership – Hotels Receive complimentary Platinum Partner membership with IHG® Rewards Club or Diamond Partner membership with Hilton HHonors™. Complimentary Partner Membership – Car Hire Receive Complimentary Privilege Elite Partner membership with Read More …

What is a Best Rate Guarantee (BRG)?

One new tool that can potentially help reduce your travel costs is the best rate guarantee.  Hotels have to pay commissions to third parties such as hotels.com, booking.com etc if the room is booked through that channel and so capture more revenue if it’s booked on their own website.  To try to encourage people that they Read More …

Welcome to aussiepoints

Hi,   I’ m really excited to start writing about award travel and money saving opportunities with an Australian perspective.  While there are many other great blogs out there such as on boardingarea and milevalue, most blogs are designed with the American market in mind.  I reside in Sydney and intend to write about award Read More …