Bits: Hilton Paris Opera opens, new Post Office FX-free cards, more on Virgin / Hilton promo, IAG / Aer Lingus

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Here are some more summaries as I try to empty my inbox! Hilton Paris Opera opens It is hard to believe that, for the last couple of years, Hilton has not had a single property in central Paris.  There was the hotel at La Defence […]

Virgin Flying Club’s new Hilton promo – triple miles on EVERY stay

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In recent weeks I have written about new airline miles promotions that Hilton HHonors is running with British Airways Executive Club and Lufthansa Miles & More. The BA version is generous – 1,500 bonus Avios on your first stay and 2,000 bonus Avios on the […]

Bits and pieces: £295 Qatar sale, 24 all-inclusive resorts on points, Hilton HHonors quirk


Here are four interesting bits and pieces which did not justify a full article: £295 Qatar Airways economy sale Qatar – generous sponsors of our current competition – is running a ‘flash sale’ in Economy to desinations in the Middle East. The prices are very competitive – Dubai from £295, […]

New Avios / Hilton promotion – earn up to 3,500 bonus Avios for 1-2 stays

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British Airways and Hilton HHonors have launched a new promotion that will run from now until April 15th. Ironically, we don’t yet know what the official Hilton HHonors promotion will be once the current ‘double points’ offer finishes on January 31st.  Remember that there will probably […]

New Amex hotel cashback deals: Thistle (£50 off £100), Hilton and others

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EDIT:  Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]

Earn quadruple Miles & More miles with Hilton HHonors

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Hilton HHonors has launched a new bonus promotion with Lufthansa Miles & More for anyone who would prefer to take airline miles as part of their Hilton HHonors earnings. It covers stays from January 1st to March 31st.  Registration is required via this website. You […]

Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow now open at Hatton Cross

Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow

The Jury’s Inn hotel at Heathrow / Hatton Cross reopened on December 10th as the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport. What I like about this hotel is that it is very close – a couple of minutes walk – to Hatton Cross underground station.  This […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

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When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British Midland was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you could redeem to pretty much anywhere. Even better, both schemes allowed […]

Why the Hilton HHonors Visa is the ideal starting point for the new miles and points collector

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One of the first posts I wrote for this site back in mid 2012 was about the Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa card. And, way back in 1989 or so, the very first travel deal I snagged was with Hilton. They had just launched their nascent loyalty programme, […]

Heading to Thailand? Consider the Dusit Wine & Dine programme

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Back in June I wrote about the Hilton Premium Club.  This is a membership scheme run by the various Hilton Group properties in Thailand.  For a very modest £140 you receive a free night in any Hilton property in Thailand and a huge number of free […]

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? Hilton joins the list in 2015

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Hilton HHonors has confirmed that it will be offering lifetime Diamond status to members from 2015.  The criteria have not yet been revealed but are likely to require such a high threshold that you would wonder why such a person would ever want to set […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  December is never a good month for […]