What is your experience with the flight and hotel combo packages?
I have had great success with Travel Packages. First off, I have accumulated over many years over 4 million points and have 1.3 million right now. I own two timeshares (I trade one timeshare for reward points every year). As a vacation club owner, I generally use the 5 night and airfare packages as the best use of Marriott Reward Points.
My most recent experience was a trip to Venice, Italy. I used Marriott Reward Points to book my airfare and a 5 night stay at the J. W Marriott and I had enough vacation club points to book a 7day cruise from Venice, Italy to several Greek Islands.
Hope this help anyone with trying to use Travel Packages and Vacation Club points.
I could practically cut and paste Len's reply. That said, I have found the 5 and 7 night travel packages to be the best use of my points as the airfare transfer portion equates to 1:1. I also have timed it to take advantage of bonus transfer offers (ex. AA 20% bonus has meant I get 150K AA miles with the 5 or 7 night package as opposed to the normal $125K). This has provided us with nice trips to London, Venice, and Rome with miles added to the AA account for first or business class travel. Equivalent dollars for these trips in excess of $10K. In summary .. a big fan!!
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