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  1. unavaca
    unavaca at |

    Nice to see them moving from stick to carrot. Even when they were in full-on stick mode, it’d still make sense to book through an OTA if I didn’t value the things they were holding back. Given how weak the Marriott program is, I’d rather take Expedia’s $25 off instead of Marriott’s free breakfast and/or Wi-Fi.

  2. mike murphy
    mike murphy at |

    Still seems kind of chinzy, all the lower cost places we stay have free wifi.

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  4. Kiwi Flyer
    Kiwi Flyer at |

    Good move by Marriott. Hopefully the competition will see IHG Rewards Club make permanent their 2014 benefit of free internet for all members (no status required).

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