Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, Amex Travel cashback deal, a warning from Hilton?!

News in brief:

Luxury Travel Diary auctions

The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon.

Interesting options closing in the next 48 hours include four nights at the Sofitel in Essaouira, Morrocco and two nights at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo.  If you are near Batley, there is a £100 voucher for the Potting Shed Spa currently at £3!  Not everything will work for you, either in terms of location, length or dates, but you’ll probably find something of interest if you poke around.

Amex Travel promotion

New American Express cashback travel deal

American Express Travel is currently offering £50 back on a £200 spend.  This should show as an offer on your online statement page and needs to be ‘saved’ to your card in order to activate it.

The transaction must be made online, which limits you to simple transactions which do not require a telephone call, and before 28th February.  This could be attractive for some prepaid hotel bookings and cheaper flight bookings although you would need to weigh up the risk of any hotel stay being non-qualifying.

Annoyingly, a generous offer of £200 back on a £1,000 Trailfinders booking seems to have reached its cap of 4,000 registered cards very quickly.  I can no longer find it against any of our six family cards.

Hilton Park Lane

A warning from Hilton ……!

Hilton HHonors kindly sent me a New Year greeting.  Unfortunately, it didn’t fill me with the kind of cheer I had been hoping.

“Thanks for making us a part of your travel journeys over the past year”, they wrote.  “We have some new things in store for 2017 that we know you’ll love because we’re making the program more about you.  Stay tuned for more soon!”

And signed, worryingly, “Your friends at Hilton HHonors”.

Be afraid.  Be very afraid …..!

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  1. Im about to use the £50 amex travel offer, booking a hertz rental in Boston for nearly 3 weeks. Will I still get the Amex benefits ? upgrade and additional driver ? or do I need to book direct with Hertz to get these extras ? thank you 🙂