Posts Tagged ‘Foursquare’

Starwood Partners with Foursquare

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Starwood Preferred Guests who use Foursquare are now getting more than just badges. SPG’s latest partnership now awards Starpoints for members who link their account.

To avoid non-hotel guests from racking up points in their closest Starwood Hotel lobby, the program only awards 250 points when you have a confirmed reservation at the hotel.

We’ve seen a growing number of gtrot members linking their Foursquare accounts to gtrot to help track the places they’ve been. It will be interesting to see if more travelers sign up for Foursquare to get rewarded. This notion of earning travel awards in exchange for place check-ins is nothing new.

Travel rewards site TopGuest which rewards hotel guests ‘just for being there’ has supported multiple top check-in services and hotel loyalty programs since 2010.

So, would this make you sign-up for Foursquare if you haven’t before?

Starwood Preferred Guest | foursquare.

gtrot 2.0- More Fun than Getting Groped by the TSA

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Travel is huge this week! Although we don’t bring public pat downs or full body scans- we are bringing you the best place to share those upcoming- potentially frisky- travel plans.

Say hello to gtrot 2.0! Visit your travel profile to see what’s new, share your holiday travel plans, and explore your friends’ trips.

Some highlights from the new gtrot:
1) Share any trip with a unique link. Post the link to your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or email so that all friends can follow your trip – even if they’re not on gtrot!  See an example here:
2) Connect your Foursquare account. We’ll automatically add check-ins to your past and current trips, making it easy to track and share the places you experience as you travel.
3) Give and get travel advice. On the new Trip Chat page, you and your friends can post updates and travel tips by destination. Tag and rate your favorite places in each city, and see what your friends recommend doing before you go.
If you have any feedback about the new gtrot, or a great travel story you’d like to share, email [email protected] or find us on Twitter @gtrot. We hope to hear from you!