How can hotel rewards points help me fund a trip?
Q: My travel budget is tighter than ever; are there any new ways I can use hotel rewards points to help fund my vacation? A: The troubled economy has hit the travel industry hard this year as strapped consumers postpone trips or vacation closer to home. For those still hoping to get away while keeping an eye on their wallets, hotel rewards programs are increasingly popular and flexible. So, yes, some companies are relaxing restrictions and offering bonuses under their programs as they try to fill rooms and boost loyalty among their customers. Just be sure to check the details.