If you haven’t heard already, Marriott is in the process of merging with Starwood Hotels. As a result, Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG will remain as separate loyalty programs for the next 2 years before SPG is slowly phased into the Marriott Rewards program. With this merger, Marriott is officially the World’s largest hotel
Right now, Marriott Reward members can also transfer points and match status on both platforms from the Marriott portal here: http://members.marriott.com/. Marriott points can also be transferred into SPG points with a 3 to 1 SPG ratio.
You can now save 25% on 4 day or longer tickets to all Walt Disney Theme Parks if you have a Canadian passport. This discount is valid at all four Disney World Theme Parks including Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. A 4 day pass for example is now only $244 USD + taxes which in normally priced at $325 USD + taxes. The tickets must be purchase in advance between September 16, 2016 and February 28, 2017 but they do not actually expire once you purchase them! Click here to read all the terms and conditions of the special offer on Disney’s website. The site seems to be slow with all the traffic for the special so you may need to reload it a couple times.
See the chart below for the special discounted prices for Canadians, make sure to bring your passport with you as they do check at the gate!
For the first time in New York, there’s a dessert only festival called Dessert Goals. It’s scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn so book your flights now! Tickets will be on sale starting September 27 for only $15, it’s so worth it for those Instagram photos. Click here to go to the official Dessert Goals website.
Check out some of delicious vendors that will be here below #dessertgoals
TripAdvisor just released the top museums to visit in Europe based on the popularity of visitors and the quality. Here’s the top 10 Museums to add to your plans when planning your next trip to Europe.
1) State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia has over 1 million art pieces, including art from famous artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Rembrandt.
2) Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France
3) Prado National Museum in Madrid, Spain
4) British Museum in London, UK
5) Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece
6) Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
7) London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK
8) Musee du Louvre, famous for its’ Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci
9) Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
10) Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Build Your Trip Itinerary to Europe with these Museums on our Site
October is the month for Harry Potter fans in Philadelphia if you’re looking to plan your fall trip!
On October 21 and October 22, Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia will be transformed for the annual Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament. This is a free event for all ages to enjoy and due to increasing demand, the festival is closing down traffic on Saturday so that a whole 10 blocks can be dedicated for Harry Potter fans.
The super popular Harry Potter Pub Crawl is happening on Friday October 21, where you can drink butterbeer and other drink specials with fellow Harry Potter fans in costumes! Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am for $10 so make sure to save this date in your calendar!
Actors dressed up as Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Dumbledore will also be at Philadelphia’s Train Station to greet and escort SEPTA passengers to the Harry Potter Festival.
Take a look at the video of last year’s Festival below:
Check out other activities to do in Philadelphia on our site here