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We’re nominated for some prizes!

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I’m pleased to say that Head for Points has been recognised with four nominations in the 2019 Business Travel Journalism Awards.

Each member of the team has received at least one nomination.

These are:

Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism (Rhys)

Best Use of Digital in Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism 

Editorial Team of the Year (Rob, Rhys, Anika)

Features Journalist of the Year – Accommodation (Rob, for this)

Business Travel Journalism Awards

Winners will be announced in early October at a gala dinner at the Corinthia Hotel.

It could go either way – we won three in 2017, including ‘Editor of the Year’ and, for Anika, ‘Best Newcomer’, but last year came away with nowt …..

Comments (149)

  • Justin says:

    Anyone noticed their Amex offers not triggering?
    Had three offers not trigger now when spent.

    • Shoestring says:

      doesn’t mean too much if you don’t get the emails

      I failed to get emails for the Europcar £20 x2 this week but am happy they’ll get credited

  • Harvey says:

    Hertz
    Is there anyway to book through US site with log in?

    It is much cheaper to book without logging in but will lose the perks I usually get.

    • Lee says:

      Book without log in then phone up to add

    • Lady London says:

      I guess you know the Hertz USA site defaults to a much lesser insurance coverage? Will Amec Plat fill the gap?

    • Charlieface says:

      Check your settings in your profile match the type of booking available when not logged in. So CDW and TP and SLI include or not, probably you want all not included. That should fix the issue

  • Liam says:

    OT — US-only but Lyft will now give one Delta mile per $1 spent (two miles if it’s an airport ride) if you link your accounts. They’ve had a similar offer with Hilton running for some time so I’m curious to see whether a ride can earn both Delta and Hilton points at the same time.

  • Shoestring says:

    [So many fraudulent cards hit the market after the data breach at BA (as well as others at Ticketmaster and Marriott) that black market prices have collapsed, from £18 for a Mastercard or Visa card in June 2018 (around the time of the BA hack) to £13.50 today. Fraudsters can acquire an Amazon gift card with £800 balance for £80.]

    Daily Telegraph

  • Shoestring says:

    Hotels.com – obvs no VAT receipt as not VAT-able – the TOMS scheme – but does anybody run into issues with employer when you just claim the headline amount without splitting out VAT? What do you tell employer?

    • Memesweeper says:

      I’ve found it’s got better lately. I can often download a VAT receipt from the site. When I first started using hotels.com it was impossible to get a VAT receipt.

      As a rule through I try and book ‘pay on checkout’ rooms with hotels.com as that way you get a normal paper receipt with just the hotel name and taxes showing.

  • Brasov says:

    OT: The Accor offer posting on here says “complete three x 2-night stays at Accor properties between 13th September and 19th January 2020”. The Accor page simply says to stay within those dates.

    So is a stay from 11-13 Sept going to count as completed on the 13th, for the purposes of the offer? Thanks

    • Lady London says:

      No.

      Dont ever take any risks in any grey areas with Accor. Their Customer service is worse than useless. Even things their own mistake or a hotel’s misbehaviour they don’t dix.