This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.
This Japanese hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay
there are restrictions around how the livestreaming works. Inoue explains to CNN Travel that the feed is video-only, so guests will have privacy in their conversations or phone calls. His YouTube channel is called One Dollar Hotel. Read more here.
Amex Enticing Merchants with Sign-On Bonuses to Close Acceptance Gap
American Express is paying merchants sign-on bonuses for accepting its credit cards, in a bid to increase the network’s global acceptance footprint, which is much smaller than that of rivals Mastercard and Visa. The payments, which range from $10,000 to around $450,000, are intended to help businesses offset technical and marketing costs connected with accepting Amex. Read more here.
Delta adds Caribbean codeshare destinations with Silver Airways
The SkyTeam Alliance carrier is partnering with Silver on roughly 150 weekly flights between San Juan and Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Tortola, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. Maarten, the regional carrier said Wednesday. Delta frequent fliers cannot earn miles on codeshare segments. Read more here.
American Airlines’ New Policy To Reduce Bump Compensation
“Effective immediately solicitation for volunteers will not include a voucher amount. Instead, agents will pay volunteers the amount they bid on the Volunteer list. Previously we agreed to pay each customer the highest amount bid for their flight. Moving forward well now pay customers the amount they bid, which will reduce overall denied boarding compensation.” Read more here.
Guide to U.S. Mint Buyers Club Coin Deals: Points & Profit, But Use Caution
From time to time the U.S. Mint has limited edition coins go on sale that are very popular. In fact these coins can become so popular that people are willing to pay good money to get them. These buyers club U.S. mint coin deals present an opportunity to earn points and even potentially a nice profit. Read more here.