BA adds ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ as an Avios-earning hotel partner

Mr & Mrs Smith started out as a publisher of boutique holiday guide books. They were certainly nicely presented and well written although (as with most hotel guide books) they never tell you that the hotels had paid a fee to be included.

(They also used to do a surprisingly good range of Smith-branded compilation CD’s, oddly enough! A couple are still available via their website.)

I have heard some good things about their online travel agency, which specialises in independent, boutique, niche or otherwise quirky properties. Rather like a version of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, you will usually find that you can get a better package via Smith than you would by booking on the hotels own website.

Mr & Mrs Smith British Airways Avios

Smith has now teamed up with British Airways to offer their packages via BA Holidays. This is a genuine improvement, because you retain all of the benefits of booking via Smith directly – ie the special perks given to Smith guests and the cashback loyalty scheme they run. In addition, booking via BA, you will also receive up to 10,000 Avios with every booking.

Full details can be found here at ba.com.

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Comments

  1. vindaloo says:

    Any idea how the “up to 10,000 Avios” bonus works? The page you linked to doesn’t seem to shed any light either.

    I might well book one of these for a four night trip, and am wondering whether to book my wife and myself on two separate holidays with just two nights’ hotel accommodation each. Worth doing if that gives us an extra 10,000 Avios, but otherwise I’d rather be on the same booking so we can get seats together on the plane (and have a chance of both being op-upped).