Double Hilton Honors Points in Asia Pacific with Visa Infinite and Visa Signature Cards

From now until the end of 31 December 2018, earn double Hilton Honors Points for all eligible stays at participating Hilton properties in Asia Pacific that have been booked and consumed during the aforementioned periods. This offer is only valid when you book direct and pay with a Visa Infinite or Visa Signature card only. If your card was issued in Australia, China and Japan, a regular Visa Platinum Card will suffice.

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My Thoughts on the VOYAGE Exchange Concierge - OCBC VOYAGE Card

When I wrote about the OCBC VOYAGE Card last month, I mentioned that cardholders will have access to a dedicated concierge that can assist you in making restaurant reservations, travel itinerary planning and also provide to you a range of other services (so long it is legal!) that cardholders like myself can enjoy. One of the feedback that I have gotten from that article was that the Visa Infinite brand itself has a concierge that cardholders can benefit from - as such, I felt the desperate need to basically compare both the Visa Infinite Concierge and the VOYAGE Exchange (private concierge service for OCBC VOYAGE Card) to find out whether or not the higher annual fee (after factoring in the value of renewal miles) is justified.

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15% off Hotels.com with Visa (Spend US$500 Take US$75 Off)

Ever since HotelClub joined Hotels.com, it has become increasingly difficult to find promo codes that worked with Singapore properties. While I generally do not use OTAs for hotel reservations since the nights do not count towards the loyalty programs that I am interested in, I still use them from time to time if the property I am interested in is a boutique one that does not belong to any major chain. In fact, OTAs like Kaligo which offers 10 bonus miles per S$1 spent on hotels are perfect for clocking up miles for business class flight redemptions.

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Get Hilton HHonors Gold in 2 Stays (or 4 Nights)

If you have not been able to take advantage of the Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Match last year (and apparently still on-going), you can now earn Hilton HHonors Gold Status which gives you complimentary breakfast (amongst other tangible benefits) with just TWO Stays or FOUR Nights (whichever comes first) when you register using a valid Visa Infinite Credit Card that has been issued in the APMEA Region.

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Five New Countries to Enjoy Visa-free Entry into Indonesia

There are currently only 15 countries where citizens are allowed to enter Indonesia for free (in terms of visa anyway). Applying for Visa on Arrival (VOA) will cost US$35 for most citizens from other countries. It has been recently announced that five more countries will be added to the list of countries to enjoy 30 days of visa-free stay. 

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