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REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches bonus points promotion for January to April

Hilton Honors has just launched its new Spring promotion, Points Unlimited, which is now open for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very straightforward with minimal small print: You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points for every stay between 4th January and 5th May. […]

Bits: Amex Travel £200 cashback returns, BA launches Islamabad with special deals, BA’s work experience scheme

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale now on – decent deals in all classes

Virgin Atlantic has launched its Winter Sale with decent deals in all classes. Until 31st January 2019 you can find reduced fares on flights to the US, Caribbean, Asia and Africa as well as great prices on hotel+flights packages. Full details are on this special […]

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Get a free night at ANY IHG hotel globally when you try out IHG’s new UK properties

(EDIT: link is now fixed, you no longer need a promo code to register, just click through) IHG, the owner of InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc – has launched an interesting new offer to drive traffic to its new UK hotels. Earlier this year, […]

Should you use your Avios for BA’s ‘Experiences’ rewards?

You may not know this, but British Airways Executive Club has a range of ‘Experiences’ redemptions.  Available in most major cities in the world, you can redeem your Avios points for local attractions or sightseeing tours. There is a tiny bit of explanation about the programme […]

Bits: Malaysia Airlines First no longer bookable on Avios, Wizz becomes biggest airline at Luton, Barcelona gains a Hyatt

News in brief: Malaysia Airlines drop First Class and, erm, keeps First Class Malaysia Airlines – a oneworld partner of British Airways – has made a marketing decision to rename its First Class product as ‘Business Suite’. The airline has stated that it made the […]

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What is an Avios point worth?

It is, amazingly, 18 months since I last discussed my thoughts on how to value an Avios point.  I thought it was worth running the numbers again for the benefit of new readers and to see if they still they stack up, especially as: British […]

Bits: Aer Lingus / Supervalu NYC competition, My Lounge Gatwick South access, 2000 Virgin miles with Sixt

News in brief: AerClub / Supervalu promotion Aer Lingus AerClub has launched a new promotion with the SuperValu supermarket chain. If you convert your SuperValu Money Back vouchers or Real Rewards points into Avios by 31st December 2018, you will be entered into a draw […]

Is IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA scheme – worth a look?

Not many people know that IHG – owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc hotel brands – has a scheme aimed at travel bookers and small businesses, IHG Business Rewards. IHG Business Rewards was launched four years ago and replaced the old UK IHG Meeting […]

Aer Lingus to launch FULLY FLAT business class seats on European routes!

No, it’s not April 1st.  Aer Lingus has announced plans to bring back Business Class on some of its key short-haul routes.  And it will be doing it with FULLY FLAT seats. And here’s the thing – this is actually a remarkably sensible thing to […]

What are the best hotel promos for December?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This has run slightly later than usual this month, but it does not make major difference as most of the offers featured are continuing from November. All of the information in this article […]

Bits: Head into space with your Virgin miles, last call for Hilton 80%-100% buy points bonus, IHG 80% buy points bonus

News in brief: How two million Virgin Flying Club miles can get you a trip to space You may have heard in the news last week that Virgin Galactic finally had a successful flight to the edge of space.  On Thursday Virgin Galactic’s vehicle reached […]

Bits: LVMH (surprisingly) buys Belmond, Virgin Atlantic refreshes its Savings Account, Hilton launches Asia-Pacific sale

News in brief: Belmond hotel group in surprise sale to LVMH LVMH, the luxury goods group behind Louis Vuitton and many other high-end brands, has emerged as the surprise winner in the race to acquire the Belmond hotel group.  It will pay $3.2bn including existing debt, […]

Bits: €1250 British Airways Cape Town deal in Club World, 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Cathay Pacific launches with AirPortr

News in brief: British Airways offering €1250 Club World flights to South Africa British Airways is offering some very aggressive fares out of Amsterdam if you fancy a break in Cape Town or Johannesburg in 2019. For return Club World fares from Amsterdam, you are […]

Our review of Hilton London Gatwick Airport, at the South Terminal

This is our review of the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel, at the South Terminal. With an early morning meeting in the diary to plan Virgin Atlantic’s sponsorship for our Christmas party, Rhys ended up spending the night at Gatwick Airport.  We decided to kill […]

FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

Over Black Friday, I wrote about the good deal available by buying MeliaRewards gift cards on Amazon. It usually costs €330 for 55,000 Melia Rewards points.  On Black Friday, it was just €165.  This was a deal I couldn’t resist. Today – and today only […]

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