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  • Member since 2nd Apr 20
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  • Lives In: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship: United Kingdom
  • About BrightlyBob:

    Travel loving Brit lucky enough to travel regularly for work. I’m a refugee from the shutdown of Marriott Insiders. Typically I stay around 100 nights each year in hotels, a little over half of which are business. I seek value on my business accommodation but need a quiet property with working space in the room. This pretty inevitably means the chain business properties, Marriott, Courtyard, Renaissance, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express make up the vast, vast majority of my business travel and I receive points and benefits from the parent companies, IHG and Bonvoy every time I stay. Hence the loyalty programs represent a real part of the value matrix to me. The hotels may not reflect local charm but the beds always comfy, the aircon and all other functions work, cleanliness is a given, and there’s no nasty surprises. I get my local fix when I walk out the door!

  • Hobbies:

    Travel and history, best done in combination!

  • Favourite places:

    Beijing, Budapest and Disneyworld!


Trip Stats

China with teens (21057 kms)

14 Jul 2017 - 25 Apr 2020

Visiting: United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China.

Monthlong Ontario and Eastern USA with teens (14044 kms)

15 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2020

Visiting: United Kingdom, Canada and USA.

Research trip (17614 kms)

07 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

Visiting: United Kingdom and USA.

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