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Earn up to 10,000 Avios with new hotel booking partner Kaligo

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Back in September I reported that hotel booking site Rocketmiles was now partnering with British Airways Executive Club to offer Avios points when you booked a hotel with them.

BA has just launched a new partnership along the same lines with Kaligo (www.kaligo.com). 

There is a very generous bonus of 3,000 – 10,000 Avios available with your first hotel booking.

Kaligo British Airways

Kaligo is a Singapore-based company which is already partnering with American Airlines, Air Asia, Asia Miles, Jet Privilege and US Airways Dividend Miles.  The new tie-up with Avios is their first partnership with a European airline.

Kaligo has an inventory of over 300,000 hotels worldwide predominantly in the 3-star to 5-star range.

As with Rocketmiles and Pointshound, the company is effectively rebating part of its commission to you in the form of Avios points.  You can earn up to 20 Avios points per £1 spent which is a very decent earnings rate.

Earn 3,000 – 10,000 Avios with your first booking

To celebrate their new partnership with Avios, Kaligo is offering 3,000 or 10,000 Avios with your first booking.  This is on top of the standard Avios points you would receive from them.

You will receive 3,000 Avios if your first booking is for £999 or less.  Bookings of over £1,000 will receive 10,000 bonus Avios.  If you booked a hotel which paid their highest rate of 20 Avios per £1, you would collect 30,000 Avios from a £1,000 booking.

As I noted when I wrote about Rocketmiles, the key to using third party booking services like Kaligo is to be smart

If you book a chain property, you will not receive points or stay credit in the hotels own loyalty scheme for your stay – although you would usually receive points on your incidental spend.  You may or not receive status benefits – Hilton is very good about giving you status benefits however you book, other chains less so.

You need to do a trade-off between any potential loss of hotel points and status benefits versus the Avios you will receive from Kaligo.  Given their generous 3,000 or 10,000 Avios incentive for your first booking – on top of their standard Avios earning – it seems to be worth giving them a trial.

Here are the rules for the 3,000 – 10,000 bonus Avios promotion:

You must register with Kaligo via this special sign-up page

You must make your first booking by 31 January 2015

Your stay can be for any date although you will not receive the Avios until after your stay

You can only earn the bonus once

I am due to have a chat with the CEO of Kaligo today and hope to run a short interview later in the week.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (44)

  • Ralf says:

    I checked Kaligo out today and found that many of their rates do match Expedia and the other main hotel booking sites. I will certainly give Kaligo a go next time I’m booking – the value is amazing compared to what the hotels themselves offer.

    x-post from the other Kaligo related thread here on HfP

  • Stuart says:

    I just wanted to let people know I booked a work stay through Kaligo for one night on Tuesday and this morning (Friday) the points have already posted to my BA account.

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