Wait Loss

Road Notes

By Catharine Brockman Kuchar

  • Don't sweat losing those United Mileage Plus Original miles yet. Miles expiring this month can now be used until December 31, 2000.
  • If you've been hunting for gym while on the road, check out The Fitness Guide--Where to Work Out When You're on the Road (Incline Press Publishing) by Kyle Merker. This guide offers information on health clubs, local gyms and hotel exercise facilities in 45 U.S. cities. To order, call (800) 343-4002 or visit http://www.forbes.com/fitness .
  • Which cities have the highest and lowest hotel taxes? According to a study by hospitality industry consulting firm PKF Consulting, you'll find the highest per-night tax in Columbus, Ohio, at 17 percent. The lowest? Las Vegas, at 8 percent.
  • Marriott Rewards is offering Double Bonus Points to all new enrollees. Frequent travelers enrolling in Marriott Rewards for the first time will double their base points for the first 120 days of membership. But hurry--the enrollment offer is good only through December 31.
  • If you're planning to stay awhile at your next travel destination, you may want to check out Extended StayAmerica Inc. hotels. Rooms go for as little as $199 a week, and amenities include fully equipped kitchens; on-site laundry, mail and fax delivery; a data port for Internet access; and free local phone calls and voice mail. For more information, call (800) EXT-STAY.
  • Hertz now allows Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members to earn miles at almost 2,000 airport locations worldwide. To earn the miles, advance reservations are required, and qualifying rentals must be made in conjunction with a flight.

Contact Sources

Dataquest Inc., (408) 468-8195, jonathancassell@dataquest.com

Hertz, http://www.hertz.com

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This article was originally published in the December 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Wait Loss.

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