Victoria M. Walker, The Points Guy

Victoria M. Walker

The Points Guy

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Recent articles by Victoria:

Is the future of Hawaii hotel stays 'resort bubbles'?

As Hawaii continues to battle with COVID-19 and the state's reopening plans, it's increasingly possible that resort bubbles may serve a role in reopening. → Read More

The complete guide to Amtrak Guest Rewards elite status

Everything you need to know about earning Amtrak Guest Rewards elite status. → Read More

Travelers visiting Ecuador will no longer need to self-isolate with a negative COVID test

Travelers visiting Ecuador will no longer be required to self-isolate if they show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, according to the Latin American Travel Association. Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter Last month, Ecuador’s National Emergency Operations Committee announced that travelers arriving by air to Quito or Guayaquil must carry a negative PCR test. … → Read More

Another new anti-coronavirus measure from Delta – antimicrobial bins for security checkpoints

Before the pandemic, you likely didn’t pay much attention to the bins you put your wallet, cellphone and keys at the security checkpoint. But this is a different world now, and high-touch spots like airports have come under scrutiny as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. Delta Air Lines this week announced that it would partner … → Read More

This new tool may tell you what to expect during your next Marriott stay

What to know about Marriott's new "What to Expect" COVID safety standards page, now rolling out at many full-service brands like Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis. → Read More

How everyday purchases cost me thousands of points

How I lost thousands of points and what you can do to avoid the same fate. → Read More

Why you shouldn't sleep on bus loyalty programs

Why you should be paying more attention to bus loyalty programs. → Read More

What to do if you have a negative points balance

What does it mean to have a negative points balance and what to do to fix it. → Read More

In a historic first, an El Al flight lands in Abu Dhabi

History in the Middle East was made on Monday, as an El Al plane departed from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Flight LY971, a Boeing 737-9, carried an American and Israeli delegation to the United Arab Emirates as the U.S. seeks to normalize relations between the two countries. The flight departed just after … → Read More

4 reasons the cheapest airline sales may not be good deals

Why that “completely free” ticket might not be the best deal. → Read More

How to use the ITA Matrix to find cheap flights

Everything you need to know about using Google's ITA Matrix for low fares. → Read More

9 rental car rewards programs you need to know about

An overview of the biggest rental car rewards programs and which one might be the best fit for you. → Read More

Anguilla is now taking applications for entry; here are the details

Anguilla will begin accepting applications on Aug. 21. Here's what you need to know before you go. → Read More

New Etihad sale means you can book seats at a 30% discount

You can book Etihad Apartment seats at a great discount. → Read More

How credit card issuers are dipping back into travel with targeted hotel offers

New targeted travel offers through Amex and Chase seemingly vanished in the early months of the pandemic. Now, they're coming back. → Read More

Earn double points on Amtrak travel this summer and fall

There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn with the promotion. → Read More

How to redeem the American Airlines companion certificate

Here’s everything you need to know about redeeming your American Airlines companion certificate. → Read More

5 items to get with the new $100 Amex Platinum Dell statement credit

Make use of this Amex Offer to get up to $100 off your next Dell purchase. → Read More

Why I'm (temporarily) switching my loyalty to Amtrak

With cheap tickets and proper social distancing, Amtrak might be my preferred mode of transportation during the pandemic. → Read More

The complete guide to JetBlue TrueBlue Dining

This is one of the easiest ways to earn TrueBlue points, especially during the pandemic. → Read More