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Happy New Year! 2020 has brought many challenges, and we wish you and your family the best as we enter what is hopefully the start of a brighter 2021.

This week we have two weeks worth of articles, since we took Christmas day off!

The latest travel and aviation news:

Latest travel restrictions update:

Here’s what will happen to your EHIC now that we have officially exited the Brexit transition period. Hint: you can keep it.

We take a look at the full wording of the tier 4 restrictions.

American Express news:

We take a look at the sign-up bonus rules for American Express cards – which ones are you still eligible for?

Get 30,000 Membership Rewards points with the Amex International $/€ card.

British Airways news:

British Airways is bolstering its books and has agreed a £2bn loan guaranteed by the Government.

You can save 80% on BA toys at Home Bargains!

Here are seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know.

Aer Lingus gets final approval from US Department of Transport to join BA/AA joint venture.

Why you should never book Iberia Avios flights on

Get a 30% bonus when buying Avios.

BA parent IAG gets s 50% discount on the acquisition of Spanish airline Air Europa.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Hotel news:

Has Radisson dropped family redemptions? Here are the alternatives when travelling with kids.

Hilton has launched a new bonus point promotion for January to April. It has also launched a winter sale.

Minhaal’s favourite hotel is the Park Hyatt Zanzibar. Here’s why.

Review: the recently rebranded DoubleTree Manchester Airport.

Is IHG launching milestone bonuses?

Emirates premium economy cabin

Other interesting bits:

Emirates is the first large Middle Eastern airline to unveil a premium economy cabin – here’s what it looks like.

Get some additional discounts in the Virgin Atlantic sale.

Qatar Airways extends its flexible booking policy to 2021.

A look at the Domes of Elounda and its link to BA’s history.

Book Manchester Arena concerts with Virgin Points.

Why redeeming your Virgin Points to Japan on ANA is great value.

Avgeek corner: Why did the A380 fail? Ex-Airbus salesman John Leahy spills the beans.

How to swap between airline and hotel points with

How AwardWallet can help you track all your frequent flyer and hotel points.

2021 inspiration: a day trip to Gibraltar with British Airways.

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