Good morning from Beijing, China! I’m not going to lie… this place has been extremely challenging to be in as a foreigner… But that’s all part of the beauty of travel, I guess!
Before the government shuts down my internet access, let’s talk about travel hacking:
🏨 Hyatt’s new 24% sale
If you couldn’t tell by now, we love Hyatt here at Daily Drop.
So you can imagine our excitement when Hyatt launched a tasty sale, offering a 24% discount at a ton of properties around the world.
Here are the details:
Get a 24% discount and free breakfast at hotels in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Valid for travel between January 12th and May 6th, 2024
You must book your stay by January 29th
Use promo code SALE24 when searching on Hyatt’s website
Bookings are prepaid and non-refundable
Overall, this is pretty sweet.
Although it isn’t a global sale, the fact that it covers Europe and the Middle East means that it’s going to apply to many travelers, especially those of you looking for a cheap Spring Break getaway to Europe.
Personally, I might take advantage of this sale when I’m in the UAE next month. I found some pretty solid rates in Dubai at properties like this one for only around $100 a night.
If you want to head over to a country like Germany during Spring Break, there are also excellent deals there.
In Frankfurt, you could stay at this Lindner Hotel right in the main plaza for just $130 a night, which is an excellent deal for a big city during an otherwise expensive travel window.
The fact that this rate also includes free breakfast means that even members without elite status can get extra value for their money.
Of course, the major downside is that the rate is non-refundable, so you’ll want to hold off on booking until you are absolutely sure of your plans.
Otherwise, this is an excellent way to save some bucks and get some extra value for your upcoming international hotel stays this Spring.
🍪 Tasty Travel Tidbits
✈️ Southwest 40% sale (Today Only)
It looks like Southwest was jealous about all the hype JetBlue got with their sale last week… They’ve just launched a flash sale with similar restrictions… but better!
Here are the deets:
Book by TODAY using promo code WOW to save the following on select Southwest flights
40% on Tuesday/Wednesday travel
30% on Monday/Thursday travel
25% on Saturday travel
20% on Friday/Monday travel
Valid for travel between January 30th and May 22nd (though there are quite a few blackout dates, which you can see here)
This applies to both cash and award bookings (yay)
Overall, this is a great deal… if you can pull the trigger today and, ideally, if you can travel on Tuesday and Wednesday to snag that full 40% discount.
For example, this flight from Boston to Nashville only costs $88 with this discount, which is a pretty sweet deal.
Of course, many of you will be stoked about the fact that this also applies to award bookings.
For example, you could snag this flight from Seattle all the way to Chicago for under 5,000 Southwest points one-way, which is also a steal.
Another key point to be aware of is the fact that the sale amounts by day of the week only apply to continental U.S. bookings.
If you want to head over to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or one of Southwest’s international destinations, you can still get a pretty solid 30% discount.
So here’s my recommendation:
Even if you have prospective trips coming up in the next few months, lock in some of these low rates, and you can always cancel them later. 🤷🏼♂️
That’s all for today, folks! Next time you hear from me, I’ll finally be rid of this cold-ass weather. And I cannot wait.
Where are you heading for your next trip? Let me know by replying to this email or reaching out to us on social media.
Take care and see you tomorrow! ❤️