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 (May 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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