Hostelling drags itself into the 21st century with Generator

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Strangely enough, hostelling is not something that I usually cover on Head for Points.  That didn’t stop a PR company sending me a pile of information on Generator Hostels.  To be honest, it looks pretty good! I was one of those kids who hated hostels.  When I […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

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It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay. (I ran a sister article to this in January which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying […]

The Gourmet Society launches an airport lounge product!

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Dining discount group The Gourmet Society – which offers discounts on meals in thousands of restaurants across the UK – has moved into the airport lounge business! Through a link with a group called DragonPass, Gourmet Society members can now buy passes for UK airport […]

Global Hotel Alliance drops Avios as a partner – 31 fewer hotel chains to earn at

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On 31st March, Global Hotel Alliance dropped all of its airline partnerships except for Lufthansa Miles & More. As I wrote in this article last month, Global Hotel Alliance is currently focussed on rolling out its own loyalty scheme, GHA Discovery.  As part of this, […]

The alternative to hotel loyalty schemes – hotels.com and Welcome Rewards

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Today I want to review Welcome Rewards, the loyalty programme for hotels.com. I have spent the last two weeks analysing the ‘big seven’ hotel loyalty programmes (all of the links are on this page). Each of them offers a different mix of status benefits, points earning […]

£75 return tickets to New Zealand – tomorrow (Thu) only!

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I dropped this in as an extra article as it is a very, very good deal – although it will require some effort! Air New Zealand is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  In association with STA Travel, they are selling 100 return economy flights […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. There isn’t much to note this time […]

An overview of Global Hotel Alliance, and how to get upgraded to Platinum status

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I mentioned recently that Viceroy Hotels had joined Global Hotel Alliance.  This follows the addition of Corinthia Hotels earlier in the year. I said in that article that I would do a quick overview of the scheme.  The key point to note is that you get […]

Exciting new Kaligo.com promotion – 3,000 bonus Avios for every £200 hotel booking

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Hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which awards Avios points with every hotel you book, has launched its new promotion for the April to June period. It is a simple, straightforward one. For every hotel booking over £200 you make before June 30th, you will receive 3,000 bonus […]

Details of the new Priority Pass and Lounge Club lounge at Stansted revealed

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When No 1 Traveller closed its lounge at London Stansted before Christmas, I mentioned that an ‘Escape’ lounge was being planned for the main terminal.  ‘Escape’ is the brand used by Manchester Airports Group across the various airports it owns (Stansted, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Manchester). […]

Happy Easter! The shops are all closed, so here is something to pass the time …

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Happy Easter to Head for Points readers, wherever you are. Whilst articles are running as normal over this weekend, I thought it would be a shame to let the holiday go by without doing something a little different. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Condor […]

EXCLUSIVE: Aspire (Servisair) to operate the ‘Priority Pass’ Terminal 5 lounge

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I have been told by a well-placed source that the tender to operate the new independent lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 was won by Swissport / Servisair. Despite the word ‘exclusive’ in the headline, I should stress that this story remains unconfirmed.  I asked PR contacts at […]

Earn Avios on your energy and telephone bills with new partner Utility Warehouse

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avios.com announced a new partnership with Utility Warehouse yesterday.  This allows you to earn Avios points with your energy, telephone and broadband bills. It is not a hugely lucrative deal, to be honest.  Think of it as an inducement to take a look at Utility Warehouse […]

150 free Avios for joining avios.com

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Most Head for Points readers will already have an avios.com account to sit alongside their British Airways Executive Club account. There are various reasons for doing this.  It lets you collect via more partners (eg the Lloyd Avios Rewards credit cards, e-Rewards) and it lets […]

Earning Avios for paying your council tax – and other utilities

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Your council tax bill for 2015/6 will have dropped through your letterbox in the last few days. Earning Avios or other points by paying your day-to-day bills is something that a lot of people ignore. Unfortunately, because of the huge range of utility companies, it is […]

Get a free Pret coffee, free wi-fi and more via the new myGatwick website

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Gatwick Airport has replaced the old Gatwick Voucher Passport coupon scheme with a new website – myGatwick. The new site is tailored to your travel plans, allowing you to input details of your forthcoming flights from Gatwick and receive details nearer the time of special […]