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, they appear to want to persuade more people to join by removing the alternative option of taking a handful of airline miles instead.
The Avios earning rate used to be 500 points per stay, although occasional promotions lifted that to 1,000 Avios.
Kempinski is the biggest name on the list of GHA members who you might be using. We also profiled the Corinthia Hotel in London recently. Readers in Ireland may also be regular users of The Doyle Collection properties.
The full list of members, none of whom will now issue Avios, are:
- Art Series
- Individual Collection
- Per AQUUM
- QT Hotels
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)