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Happy Christmas! Head for Points returns on Saturday

Happy Christmas to you and your family. I hope you enjoy a well deserved break, wherever in the world you are. (Do please post below if your travels have taken you anywhere exciting this Christmas.) .....

Happy Christmas to you and your family. I hope you enjoy a well deserved break, wherever in the world you are. .....

by Rob Burgess53 comments

£1,100 Club World flights to Hawaii and other BA ex-Europe sale bargains

I wrote about some of the short-haul Club Europe discounts available in the current British Airways sale over the weekend. The long-haul deals out of London are decidedly average.  However, if .....

I wrote about some of the short-haul Club Europe discounts available in the current British Airways sale over .....

by Rob Burgess73 comments

IHG buys Kimpton Hotels – massive boost to IHG redemption options in USA

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent company for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, announced last week that it was buying Kimpton Hotels for $430m. You have probably never heard of .....

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent company for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

When BA On Business points come to the rescue

All being well, my parents-in-law should arrive from Hamburg this morning for Christmas.  I got them here using an On Business redemption. On Business is the British Airways reward programme for .....

All being well, my parents-in-law should arrive from Hamburg this morning for Christmas.  I got them here .....

by Rob Burgess17 comments

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

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 .....

Hilton HHonors has confirmed that it will be offering lifetime Diamond status to members from 2015.  The .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

Hyatt launches free wi-fi for all, Starwood does it with a catch

I recently wrote about how Marriott will be offering free internet to members of Marriott Rewards who book direct from January 15th.  Hyatt and Starwood, owner of the Sheraton, W, Westin, St Regis, .....

I recently wrote about how Marriott will be offering free internet to members of Marriott Rewards who book .....

by Rob Burgess18 comments

Win $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy

Today and tomorrow, I am giving two Head for Points readers $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy.  This will be enough to get 2-3 people into a lounge at one of the 19 participating .....

Today and tomorrow, I am giving two Head for Points readers $100 of free UK airport lounge access with .....

by Rob Burgess34 comments

My review of the Hotel Amigo, Brussels – a sad decline

This is my review of the Hotel Amigo in Brussels, run by Rocco Forte Hotels, where we spent an eventful couple of days last weekend. It has been impressive to watch how Rocco Forte has built up his .....

This is my review of the Hotel Amigo in Brussels, run by Rocco Forte Hotels, where we spent an eventful .....

by Rob Burgess61 comments

Marriott Rewards now a major player in South Africa as Protea integrates

Back in January, Marriott announced that it was acquiring Protea Hotels.  The name might not ring a bell, but Protea is the largest hotel group in Africa. Founded in 1984, at the time of the deal .....

Back in January, Marriott announced that it was acquiring Protea Hotels.  The name might not ring a bell, .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

Short haul Club Europe bargains from £175 in the British Airways sale

The launch of the British Airways Winter Sale was overshadowed by the Air Traffic Control meltdown which occurred on the same day.  Aviation is always a tricky business to manage at the best of .....

The launch of the British Airways Winter Sale was overshadowed by the Air Traffic Control meltdown which .....

by Rob Burgess27 comments

Marriott brings back MegaBonus for Spring 2015

Marriott Rewards has launched its major promotion for Spring, which will be (yet) another outing for MegaBonus. This promotion is active across all Marriott brands, including Renaissance, Courtyard, .....

Marriott Rewards has launched its major promotion for Spring, which will be (yet) another outing for .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

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