News in brief:
Get a half price stay at Park Hyatt Mallorca
Hyatt Gold Passport has brought back its 30% bonus for buying points. Until 31st August, you will receive a 30% bonus when buying 5,000 points or more.
This would work well at the new Park Hyatt Mallorca which looks very impressive (see below). Rooms start at €680 (£570) per night for cash this month, but the equivalent 20,000 points would cost you just £280. This is based on paying $1,128 for 61,100 points.
Alternatively, using 6,000 points per night for a suite upgrade would be a steal here. Note that you need to book a deluxe room to be able to upgrade and pay a flexible rate, plus the hotel must have suite upgrade availability.
The link to buy Hyatt points is here. A couple could each buy 61,100 points and have enough points for a six night stay.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)
Lufthansa closes oilandenergyclub
Just a couple of weeks after I wrote about it, Lufthansa has announced the closure of its oilandenergyclub presumably due to the slump in the oil market.
The good news is that benefits are being honoured until the expiry date on your membership card. This means that members will continue to get the benefits of Lufthansa Frequent Traveller status for a while yet.
Thanks to Henry and Steve.
Triple PartnerPlusBenefit points to Europe this August
PartnerPlusBenefit is the small business scheme for the UK and Ireland run by 11 of the Star Alliance airlines. This includes Lufthansa and Swiss.
I wrote about PPB in detail in this article. It is a LOT more flexible than the British Airways On Business scheme which I reviewed here – although you’d be daft not to join On Business too if you have a VAT registered UK business. Unlike On Business, PPB points can be redeemed for Heathrow Express tickets, hotels and various others bits and pieces as well as flights. There is even a sign-up bonus.
In addition, until 31st August, you will earn triple the normal amount of BenefitPoints when travelling on Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels or SWISS direct to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Brussels, Zurich or Geneva.
The offer is valid from any UK airport they serve. You need to register for the offer via your PPB account.