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Earn Avios with Atlantis, One&Only and Mazagan

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At some point recently, but with no PR announcement, Kerzner International Resorts was added as an Avios-earning partner with British Airways Executive Club.

The name may not ring a bell at first glance, but you will be familiar with its major properties.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai (click for more details) is one of the leading family resorts in the world (photo below)

Atlantis Dubai

One&Only operates a number of very high-end luxury resorts in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, The Maldives, South Africa, Australia and Dubai.  

One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives is generally regarded as the best resort there, whilst the One&Only on The Palm in Dubai is generally seen as the 2nd best property after the Four Seasons.  One&Only Cape Town is an excellent inner-city resort on the Waterfront.

Mazagan is a golf and beach resort in Morocco

All of these properties will give you 2 Avios per $1 spent with them.  This is only on accommodation – incidental spend on food and drink will not count.

You will need to book directly with the hotels to receive Avios.  Package holidays or bookings via third parties such as Expedia will not count.

You can find out more by visiting the British Airways Executive Club hotel partners page and clicking on the Kerzner box.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

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 card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (8)

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  • Mud Island Mlungu says:

    If you pay on your BA PP Amex card then essentially you’re getting 3.5 per £1 spent in total.

    • JK says:

      Also worth a reminder, in Atlantis you get 10% off food & drinks with an Emirates Skywards card, so join up if you going to stay there.

    • Genghis says:

      Or slightly more given the 2 Avios per $1 = 2.81 Avios per £1 (at current exchange rate)

  • Maverick says:

    Also note the One & Only Palmilla is a Virtuoso property and you should be able to stack it with Virtuoso benefits and the miles.

    Only issue is, why did they only do it now I have been to most of the properties in the past few years for honeymoons and baby moons etc. And now that we are travelling less they go and add the avois benefit!

  • Simon Schus says:

    Hi there 🙂

    Is there an efficient way to transfer from AMEX Membership Rewards to Accor? Or not so much?

    Simon.

    • Rob says:

      Amex to Finnair (1:1), Finnair to Accor (7:1) – although not really ‘efficient’. Does the job if you are desperate for some points for a redemption or to retain status though.

  • Michelle says:

    As a side note, deals for the mazagan often come up on travel zoo. I went last spring and the hotel was one of the best I’ve stayed at.

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