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Bits: £48 48-hour Best Western sale, Accor day rooms, last day for double Virgin Points on flights

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News in brief:

Best Western launching a £48 sale at 9am

Best Western is, we believe, launching a ‘£48, 48-hour’ flash sale at 9am today.

That’s it. We know nothing more!

However, if you are looking for a cheap UK hotel room for the coming weeks then you should take a look after 9am. The website is here.

This HfP article explains how to earn Avios and Virgin Flying Club from Best Western, as well as how to match your status from any other major hotel programme.

Accor launches a special website for day room bookings

Accor has jumped on the ‘work from a hotel room’ trend and launched a special section of its website for day room bookings.

You can find it here.

It covers all brands, from Ibis up to Novotel, Mercure and beyond. Rates in London start from around £45 for day use at an Ibis.

I don’t know if bookings count for Accor Live Limitless points – presumably yes – or for bonus point promotions or elite night credit, which is a trickier question.

Get double Virgin Points on flight bookings

Last day to earn double Virgin Points on flight bookings

Today, Thursday 1st, is your last day to earn double Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic flight bookings.

(Virgin Points is the new name for your Virgin Flying Club miles, as we explained in this article last week.)

Flights must be booked directly on the Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays websites, or via the call centre, to qualify.

All travel classes qualify.

Flights must be Virgin Atlantic operated, not codeshares. There is no deadline for when the flight must be taken. There is no tier point bonus.

You can see full details of the double points offer on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Comments (27)

  • Dave says:

    I’ve got Diamond Select status (highest status you can get at BW) yet received absolutely no recognition for any of my stays this year, home or abroad, before or during pandemic. I always book direct.
    On checking out of the Sheffield (ex Hilton) hotel I was even asked if I want to join their loyalty club! Only then did she notice my status on the system, to which she then gave me the welcome gift of 500 useless points but no apology or explanation as to why status members don’t get recognised.

    Never had a room upgrade at BW. I really do not value their loyalty program at all. Marriott and Hilton are far better.

    • Jonathan says:

      Does Best Western let you match to Caesars Rewards? I think that’s how I got free status match for my Vegas stay which was very useful (decent upgrade, free valet parking, queue jump at restaurants & no $40/day resort fee). Can’t think of anything else good about Best Western!

    • Paul74 says:

      +1. Have stayed twice with status. The first time was quite good. The second time, in the same hotel about a year later, involved me having to remind them re the welcome gift then precious little else.

  • David says:

    Rob, it seems like the Virgin Atlantic Double Points offer has been extended to 15 October according to the home page banner, but not updated in the Terms Apply page. Do you have confirmation or update from VS?

    • Rob says:

      Confirmed by VS.

      • Lucy says:

        Interesting! There was also a supplementary points bonus for Virgin Atlantic credit card holders (quadruple points) – any insight on whether that’s been extended to 15 October too?