I’m pleased to say that Head for Points has been shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards.
The categories we have been shortlisted for this year are:
Features Journalist of the Year – Air (Rob)
Features Journalist of the Year – Accommodation (Rob)
Best Use of Digital in Business Travel & Meetings & Events
Longer-term readers will know that we won three of these awards last year:
Editor of the Year (Rob)
Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings and Events Journalism (Anika)
Best Digital Strategy
We won’t be matching that stellar performance this year. I decided not to put myself forward for Editor of the Year again (only fair to give someone else a chance ….) and Anika can’t really win Best Newcomer twice.
Sadly there are not categories for Features Journalist of the Year – Travel Credit Cards, Best Reader Competitions, Best Party, Best Reader Interactivity, Best Reader Offers etc as I would be more confident of winning those.
The prizes will be handed out at a dinner at the Corinthia Hotel on 4th October. The winners are picked by a panel of key figures from the business travel industry, none of whom I know, which makes them more ‘worthwhile’ in my view.
There’s no money for winning but you do get a very hefty investment bank-style perspex tombstone. Last year my wife promptly hid them away in a cupboard in case the kids started throwing them at each other …..
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.