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Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous | Skift

Why Marriott’s New Dynamic Pricing May Not Leave Bonvoy Members Joyous | Skift

Hotel megabrand Marriott is introducing peak and off-peak pricing to its award charts this September, which will dramatically affect the way in which its Bonvoy members spend points. Announced last week, the new pricing slides award night prices up and down as a function of current hotel demand — so that August reservation in Maui […]

Marriott Bonvoy rolling out Peak pricing on September 14, 2019 | Live from a Lounge

Marriott Bonvoy rolling out Peak pricing on September 14, 2019 | Live from a Lounge

In 2016, Marriott acquired Starwood hotels, subsequent to which, they started the process of integrating Marriott Rewards with Starwood Preferred Guest. Last year, they announced the details of the merged programme, which has been named Marriott Bonvoy, and earlier this year a new Marriott Bonvoy changes to the award chart were put in motion. Peak/Off-Peak […]

Marriott Introducing Peak Award Pricing (And More) | One Mile at a Time

Marriott Introducing Peak Award Pricing (And More) | One Mile at a Time

Over the past 12 months we’ve seen huge adjustments to Marriott’s loyalty program: This started last summer, when benefits were aligned across Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest, last summer Then this winter Marriott Bonvoy was announced as the name of Marriott’s new combined loyalty program Then this spring we saw the introduction […]

If the Tuition Doesn’t Get You, the Cost of Student Housing Will | Bloomberg

If the Tuition Doesn’t Get You, the Cost of Student Housing Will | Bloomberg

In 2015, Sabrina Martinez got into the University of Texas at Austin, the UT system’s flagship campus and its most selective. She was thrilled. Her parents, not so much. “They were just like ‘Nope. You can’t afford it. You shouldn’t go. Loans are ridiculous.’ ” They encouraged her to go to the cheaper University of […]

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

On 1 July 2019, the Electricity Retail Code came into force in New South Wales, South-Eastern Queensland and South Australia introducing a new Default Market Offer (“DMO”) for electricity customers.  At the same time, Victoria introduced its own Victorian Default Offer (“VDO”) for electricity customers together with Deemed Best Offer, Clear Advice Entitlement and GST […]

American Express to Refund $1.6 Million After Foreign-Exchange Pricing Probe | WSJ

American Express to Refund $1.6 Million After Foreign-Exchange Pricing Probe | WSJ

American Express Co. AXP -0.65% is terminating foreign-exchange employees and refunding money to nearly 200 customers after it found salespeople misrepresented pricing to customers. The company on Tuesday began mailing out reimbursements totaling about $1.6 million to forex customers, an AmEx spokeswoman said. It also terminated 10 employees in the foreign-exchange international payments department and […]

Washington state’s big bet on ‘free college’ | The Conversation

Washington state’s big bet on ‘free college’ | The Conversation

Washington state doesn’t have a problem finding educated people to work in its booming high-tech economy – it’s just most of those people come from out of state. This is why Washington enacted the landmark Workforce Education Investment Act into law in May 2019. The main idea behind the new law is to make college […]

Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, who is accusing the hotel giant of “drip pricing,” or charging consumers hidden fees, shouldn’t expect a quick settlement in his lawsuit against Marriott (MAR). Instead, the attorney general should expect an extended backyard brawl — done via the courts, naturally. “It’s frustrating of course because we have had […]

Tshwane under fire by Nersa for failing to submit electricity pricing study | Pretoria News

Tshwane under fire by Nersa for failing to submit electricity pricing study | Pretoria News

Pretoria – The City of Tshwane on Thursday came under fire for failing to submit a study regarding its assessment of electricity pricing it implemented on July 1. This transpired at Sierra Burghers Park Hotel in Pretoria, where the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hosted the public hearing regarding the City’s proposed application […]

Scrapped electricity fee was planned to bridge pricing gap: City Power | Herald LIVE

Scrapped electricity fee was planned to bridge pricing gap: City Power | Herald LIVE

The fixed surcharge on prepaid electricity which the City of Johannesburg scrapped on Tuesday was supposed to bring an equilibrium between prepaid and conventional tariffs. That is what City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said in a statement on Tuesday. “The gap between prepaid tariff and conventional tariff is caused by basic charges levied on conventional […]