The recent surge in the U.S. dollar is making trips abroad more affordable. So go ahead and book that long-awaited vacation to Paris, Tuscany, London, Barcelona, Ireland or other classic destinations you’ve been dreaming about.
Or maybe it’s time to be daring and journey to some out-of-the-way oasis. Don’t simply take a trip—let the trip take you somewhere new.
Whether you decide to go to Europe, the Middle East, Asia or Australia, there are a lot of ways to earn extra airline miles on your hotel stays. The following hotel offers might inspire you to book your next overseas vacation while collecting some serious miles in the process.
Through the end of the year, earn triple miles when you stay at a participating Worldhotels location. Normally you’d earn 500 miles, but with this special offering, you’ll score 1,500. A two-night minimum stay is required to receive the full bonus. Worldhotels is a group of 500 independent hotels in 250 destinations and 65 countries dotted around the world. While there are only 15 Worldhotels properties in the U.S., their footprint is vast in Europe and Asia.
You can earn the triple miles with any of the hotel group’s 25 airline partners: American Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, Delta, Malaysia Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Garuda Indonesia, Iberia, Jet Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines, United, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, Air China, Air Baltic, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways and TAP Portugal.
Rack up triple Qantas Frequent Flyer points while staying at select Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, an international luxury hotel chain headquartered in Dubai, through September 30. In addition to earning three points per dollar spent instead of the standard one point per dollar, you’ll get a free continental breakfast at these swanky hotels. Make sure you reserve the room at the Triple Qantas Points rate using the QANTAST promotional code.
Meritus Hotels and Resorts has a great offer running through August 31. Book a room, and collect 500 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Additional discounts and other perks, such as free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and shopping vouchers are included, depending on where you stay.
Until the end of 2015, book an eligible Starwood Hotel stay and get up to 3,000 Avios, the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club. Collect the bonus Avios by registering as a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and selecting a getaway at one of the 200 participating hotel locations peppered across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. You’ll get double Avios for standard rooms, triple Avios for executive and superior rooms and 3,000 Avios for a suite. Be sure to opt to be rewarded with Avios when you book.
British Airways Executive Club members can also convert a two-night weekend stay at over 250 Marriott hotels across Europe into 2,000 Avios. This offer extends to the posh JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on its own exclusive island. Your stay must include a Friday or Saturday night.
On top of the bonus Avios, you’ll also receive the regular number of Avios typically earned for a paid stay. You must be a member of Marriott Rewards before reserving a room. Use promotional code M11 when making your reservation. Act quickly; this offers ends on September 13.
Whatever international destination you decide on, there’s sure to be a hotel offering bonus miles. So get your frequent flyer number ready, and get out there.