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Victoria M. Walker

Senior Content Contributor

316 Published Articles

About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria M. Walker is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

Victoria has been featured as a travel expert on Business Insider, Travel Noire, Conde Nast Traveler, D.C.’s FOX6, NPR, MSNBC, Newsy, and FOX 5 in Washington, among others. She contributes to Upgraded Points, AFAR Magazine as Special Correspondent covering the U.S. South, and The New York Times Real Estate “Build” section. She was formerly the Senior Travel Reporter at The Points Guy.

Between 2017 and 2019, Victoria first served as an adjunct and then full-time multimedia journalism lecturer at her alma mater, Howard University. Victoria taught Multimedia Storytelling, Intro to Media Production, and Digital Media Literacy. She holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications.

You can follow Victoria on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Countries Visited: 26
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Highest Hotel Status: World of Hyatt Globalist
Favorite Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
Favorite First Class: Emirates first class (A380)
Favorite Business Class: Etihad business class
Best Redemption Value: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Upgrade from King Bed to Plunge Pool Suite: used $90k points and $75 per night, but would have cost $3,600+ in cash
Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards
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Delta To Begin Nonstop Service Between Minneapolis and Dublin Next May

Delta Air Lines has announced that it would start nonstop service between its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub (MSP) and Dublin, Ireland (DUB). Let’s dive right into this news! 5x Weekly Service Begins May 9, 2024 Delta says it will begin 5x…

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Delta Air Lines To Increase China Flying This Winter

Delta Air Lines announced on August 16, 2023, that it would expand its capacity to China this fall. Let’s take a look at the changes that are in store. Delta Increases Capacity as of October 29 Delta, along with many…

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Marriott Bonvoy Escapes 20% Off Sale for Bookings [Ends September 10]

Marriott is offering customers the chance to save on bookings worldwide. There are discounts available for members of the Marriott Bonvoy program and non-members alike. Here’s everything you need to know about Marriott’s latest summer promotion. Up to 20% off…

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Hyatt Centric East CBD Chengdu Coming to China in 2025

Hyatt has announced the debut of the Hyatt Centric brand in southwest China’s Chengdu, opening in 2025. Let’s take a look at the hotel! Hyatt Centric to Debut in Southwest China Hyatt has announced an agreement for the Hyatt Centric…

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Voco Sharjah To Open in 2027 as First IHG Hotel in Sharjah, UAE

IHG has announced that it will open a voco hotel in Sharjah, the third-largest city in the United Arab Emirates, in 2027. Here’s what you need to know. Voco To Debut in Sharjah Emirate IHG has inked a deal for…

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DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama Opens as First DoubleTree in Kyoto

Hilton has extended the geographical footprint of its DoubleTree brand with the launch of the DoubleTree by Hilton Kyoto Higashiyama, the first of its kind in Kyoto, Japan. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the details. 158-Room…

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Amtrak Auto Train Flash Sale: Tickets Starting at $39 Each Way

Amtrak has been on a roll lately with flash sales, but a new deal on the Auto Train is certainly one you should pay attention to. Let’s take a look! Book Auto Train Tickets Through Aug. 18 Amtrak is running…

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Hilton Opens First Tempo Hotel in Times Square

Hilton has introduced the Tempo brand, with the first location debuting in New York’s Times Square. Let’s take a look at this new hotel and how you can book a stay with points! Debut of Hilton’s Lifestyle “Tempo” Brand Tempo…

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Delta, Kenya Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

Two SkyTeam members, Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways, have announced an expansion of their strategic agreement. Here’s what you need to know about the news. More Africa Connections for U.S. Travelers Kenya Airways operates a near-daily nonstop flight from…

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Get a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Amex Points to Hilton

The beginning of a new month typically means new transfer bonuses, and American Express has just launched a transfer bonus to Hilton Honors aimed at those thinking of hotel stays for August and beyond.  Let’s take a look at the…

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The Credit Card Competition Act: What It Means for You Right Now

There’s been a lot in the news about Congress and the potential impact on your credit card rewards. But what’s going on, and what does it mean for you? Let’s dive right in. What Is the Credit Card Competition Act?…

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IHG To Open Crowne Plaza Hotel in Geelong, Australia, in 2026

IHG is ramping up its presence in Australia by announcing a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Geelong. Here’s what you need to know. IHG Says It Will Become Geelong’s Largest Hotel Chain The Crowne Plaza Geelong will have 200 rooms…

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[Expired] [Deal Alert] U.S. to South Africa From $1,786 Round-trip in Premium Economy

Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available. Cash flights from the U.S. to South Africa are notoriously pricey, but SWISS is offering a great deal on premium economy seats from several U.S. cities to Johannesburg that…

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[Expired] [Deal Alert] San Francisco to Milan From $1,166 Round-trip in Premium Economy

Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available. Has Italy been on your mind lately? Well, you’re in luck, because there’s a great flight deal to the nation’s cosmopolitan fashion capital on American Airlines right now. Let’s…

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Curio Collection by Hilton Brand To Debut in Savannah, Georgia

Hilton is opening its first Curio Collection hotel in one of the most popular cities to visit in the South: Savannah, Georgia. Here’s what you need to know. The Drayton Hotel Opens in Historic Savannah Building The Drayton Hotel Savannah,…

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Hilton Opens Tapestry Collection Hotel in Nashville

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[Expired] [Deal Alert] NYC to Santiago for $2,095 in LATAM Business Class

Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available. It’s not every day we see cheap nonstop business class deals to South America, but today is such a day. There is an excellent deal from New York (JFK)…

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United Adds 127 Flights for College Football Travel This Fall

With college football season fast approaching, United has scored a touchdown with the addition of 127 nonstop flights to enable more fans to watch their beloved team play. This tops last year’s addition of 120 flights which helped more than…

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United Adds Braille Markings on a Dozen Aircraft

United Airlines says it has become the first U.S. airline to add Braille to its aircraft. Here’s what you need to know. Entire Mainline Fleet Is Expected To Be Equipped by 2026 United says roughly a dozen of its aircraft…

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Wyndham Inks Deal for 60 ECHO Hotels in U.S. & Canada

Wyndham is expanding its low-cost ECHO Suites Extended Stay brand in the U.S. and debuting in Canada. Let’s take a look at this news from Wyndham. ECHO Suites To Debut in Canada Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced 60 new…

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Four Seasons Announces Jacksonville Hotel [Opening 2026]

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Andrew Kunesh

Former Content Contributor

Andrew was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now splits his time between Chicago and New York City.

He’s a lifelong traveler and took his first solo trip to San Francisco at the age of 16. Fast forward a few years, and Andrew now travels just over 100,000 miles a year, with over 25 countries, 10 business class products, and 2 airline statuses (United and Alaska) under his belt. Andrew formerly worked for The Points Guy and is now Senior Money Editor at CNN Underscored.

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