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Get €350 resort credit at select Marriott hotels in the British Airways Holidays sale

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The British Airways sale is still running and continues to offer some attractive offers for both flights and holidays.

It is always worth looking at the British Airways ‘Flight + Hotel’ offers as they can offer genuine added value. British Airways Holidays has the scale to get exclusive deals with various hotels which can get you discounts over building the same package yourself or include valuable additional perks.

British Airways Holidays has now launched an additional promotion when you book a stay with Marriott via the British Airways website.

Book a 7-night stay at selected Marriott hotels via British Airways Holidays, and you will receive €350 hotel credit per booking. This can be used on food, drinks and spa treatments during your stay.

Domes of Elounda resort Crete
Domes of Elounda is included in this offer

For shorter hotel stays, selected Marriott hotels are offering €50 per night hotel credit. Some hotels have a 7 night stay minimum to qualify for the offer so do check the small print.

What’s particularly interesting is that the offer is available on stays between now and 31st October at selected hotels. The promotion is only available until 2nd February – use this page of the BA website to get a quote and book.

The hotel credit offer is available at a number of luxury Marriott properties in Europe. We have selected six stays which come with the €350 credit and a decent flight + hotel price point.

Some of these packages are as low as £1,300 for seven nights for two people. This means that the €350 hotel credit is a generous bonus on top of an already attractive price point.

Crete

7 nights at the 5* Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa and return Economy flights from London Gatwick PLUS €350 hotel credit. Availability in early May, on a half-board accommodation basis for £919 per person.

Tenerife

7 nights at 5* The Ritz-Carlton Abama and return Economy flights from London Gatwick PLUS €350 hotel credit.  Availability in April on a bed and breakfast accommodation basis for £649 per person.

Cyprus

7 nights at 5* Parklane, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa and return Economy flights from London Heathrow PLUS €350 hotel credit. Availability in April, on a bed and breakfast accommodation basis for £689 per person.

Corfu

7 nights at 5* Domes Miramare, A Luxury Collection Resort with return Economy flights from London Heathrow PLUS €350 hotel credit. Availability in May, on a half-board accommodation basis for £959 per person.

Peloponnese

7 nights at 5* The Westin Resort Costa Navarino with return Economy flights from London Heathrow PLUS €350 hotel credit. Availability in June, on a bed and breakfast accommodation basis for £829 per person.

Barcelona

7 nights at 5* The W Barcelona (review here) with return Economy flights from London Heathrow PLUS €350 hotel credit. Availability in April, on a bed and breakfast accommodation basis for £1,209 per person.

And earn extra Avios too

As a reminder, booking a BA Holiday is a great way of earning Avios as you can effectively ‘triple-dip’ your earnings.

Firstly, as an Executive Club Member you can collect 1 bonus Avios for every £1 you spend on flights + hotel and flights + car packages. You also earn from hotels, cars and sightseeing when booked separately through BA Holidays or added to an existing flight booking.

Secondly, if you use a British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card to pay for your BA Holidays package, you will earn double Avios (3 per £1) from American Express.

And finally, you will also earn Avios from your flights as usual.

Benefits of booking a holiday with British Airways Holidays

For added peace of mind, and to make your trip more enjoyable, all holidays include the following British Airways Holidays benefits:

  • 23kg checked luggage per person
  • ATOL protection
  • 24-hour customer support
  • Pay monthly scheme
  • Flexible Payment Terms with the book with confidence policy
  • Low deposits from £75 per person

How to book

The full list of Marriott hotels included as well as the full T&Cs can be found here.

This offer must be booked by 2nd February.

The official booking site is here.

Comments (57)

  • Nick says:

    Do you get Marriott status perks and perks as well? Or does booking through BA negate that?

  • Jimmy says:

    Wonder if this will be counted as OTA booking or if the Marriott membership benefit still applies?

  • David says:

    “Select” Mariott Hotels? How do I select them?

    Or is it a selection of Marriott Hotels?

    • Rob says:

      You can use ‘select’ in that sense, albeit it is more American-English than English-English.

      • MD says:

        It’s perfectly good English-English Rob, David is being needlessly obtuse.

      • David says:

        There’s a difference between adjective and verb though. In the article body all use is “selected”.

        Creeping interchangeability definitely becoming more common in UK media and advertising.

        • Pangolin says:

          ‘selected’ is an adjectival participle and ‘select’ functions as an adjective – not a verb – in the context Rob used it. As such, they both correspond to the same part of speech (adjectival constructions) in that they can modify noun phrases.

  • Olly says:

    Whenever I’ve looked at these offers at hotels where i have top status level and weighed up the price versus losing my status benefits, and the probability of getting a poor room as is often the way with OTA offers direct with hotels, I’ve not been convinced of the value. If it’s somewhere I’ve not got status at hotels in offer I might be tempted but unless I’ve missed a trick I will probably continue to book separately.

  • BSI1978 says:

    When it comes to Raab I typically listen to what he’s said and a) dismiss it as a lie or b) do the exact opposite.

    Difficult to see however overseas travel being doable H1 this year which is when most of these offers seem to be targeting. Obviously we’re all [mostly] sensible enough to make up our own minds but anything say before August/Sept seems optimistic.

    …..that all being written, as it lashes it down here the thought of 7 days somewhere warm and sunny in April does now appeal….!

    • MikeL says:

      I seriously doubt we’ll be flying anywhere in April. It would be nice tho but highly unlikely

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        Indeed – hence the offer, I guess, to til the balance for some to make a punt.

        • Rob says:

          Boris is vaccinating his core voters and they will all be done by the end of March. (Is there anyone under 50 voting Conservative?!) He is not so stupid as to stop his core voters travelling.

          We may see a Summer where over 50’s can leave the country but the rest cannot.

          Note that the EU will approve vaccination certificates tomorrow and the UK is allowed to opt in as long as we give reciprocal benefits to EU certificate holders.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            What’s the benefit of having it other than not catching the severe version of the disease … which 99% of under 50’s without underlying health conditions will do anyway

          • Rob says:

            Depends on your ability to transmit onwards I assume. If it turns out vaccinated people still spread heavily – which seems illogical because they will never develop a high viral load – then vaccination passports will have little benefit I agree.

          • Elemy says:

            Hi Rob, as the U.K. is the only country that’s decided to test the vaccine on its population by delaying (and maybe even discarding) the second jab, don’t you think the vaccine passports will be of no use? Even if we opt in surely other European countries etc would insist on it only being valid once the second jab has been done?

            Let alone the concerns about that happens if the one dose/delayed dose strategy fails! I would love the jab, but from what I’ve researched delaying the second jab is a massive unproven gamble by our govt.

            https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/01/05/covid-19-vaccines-to-delay-or-not-to-delay-second-doses/

          • Rob says:

            The EU passports are only issued 1 week after the 2nd dose.

            Israel, currently the world leader in vaccinating people, announced yesterday that the Pfizer vaccine is useless after just one dose and the figures it is seeing are far worse than what Pfizer claimed.

          • illuminatus says:

            Is there anyone under 50 voting Conservative?! – loads of people, anyone with at least an ounce of intelligence

          • TGLoyalty says:

            It’s not illogical since the efficacy figures are about how many people got the disease not how many showed no symptoms but were still infected. Take your point about viral load but haven’t we been told lots of asymptomatic people shedding very low amounts of virus is still bad in enclosed areas etc … some of reasoning behind we all wear masks.

            The 2 full dose Oxford vaccine shows lots of people were still asymptomatic.

            their body is fighting a virus and means they are still infected but not having severe symptoms

            The other question is how long the ability to not get the virus at all lasts vs the ability to just stop severe disease.

          • kitten says:

            On delaying 2nd vaccine, I am wondering where did the government find any medical specialist to say “yes, fine to deliver the vaccine with different timings to those that were tested as successful by the vaccine’s manufacturer and of course it will still work”.

            Other countries that have become aware of Pfizer advising of production delays are ensuring 2nd vaccination is done at the prescribed time for those who already.had their 1st vaccination. Then, if necessary, delaying first vaccination for new vaccinees presumably until they know the 2nd vaccination will be produced for vaccinee to receive both jabs at the correct time.

            To waste the first vaccination by not providing the second one to the patient at the stated medically correct interval adviser by the producer of the vaccine would seem madness.

          • Alex Sm says:

            The Greeks are lobbying for these heavily btw and one can understand why looking at the list of the select/ed offers

          • Chris K says:

            I suspect the reason actually is related to the age group most affected by the virus rather than favouring groups of voters. But to answer your question, Rob…

            21% of 18-24 year olds
            23% of 25-29 year olds
            30% of 30-39 year olds
            41% of 40-49 year olds

            Age at which a voter ‘tips’ from being more likely to vote Labour to more likely to vote Conservative is 39 compared to 47 in 2017.

            Source YouGov 17th December 2019. Sample Size 41,995

  • Anna says:

    A quirk of BA It is that if you split your hotel booking (e.g. 4 nights plus 3 nights), you get the BA Holiday price and terms even though you haven’t added a flight or car. I’ve booked 7 nights half board at the Grosvenor House Dubai for £1000 less than the price of boooking direct, which outweighs the loss of Bonvoy benefits (I’m only gold so they’re not that great anyway!)

    • Matthew says:

      How do you mean Anna – I’m not quite sure how you do that?

      • Anna says:

        Use the “customise my trip” facility. Select your hotel and the first nights, then when you are redirect to the add another element page select hotel again and the remaining nights. You will effectively get a 2 part BA holiday. It works with 2 centre hotel and car hire bookings as well. I can’t guarantee it works every time, e.g. it wouldn’t let me book 1 night in an airport hotel plus 7 at my destination but the 4 + 3 combination definitely worked.

        • Gin and Tonic Please says:

          Didn’t know you could do this. Just tried a couple of dummy bookings and it works a treat. Thanks! Only thing to note for this promo is that it applies to each hotel booking separately, so you’d need to be doing over 7 nights to get the €350 credit.

          • Anna says:

            Yes, it was just a general tip! It’s often surprising what you can discover by playing around a bit …
            You get one booking reference for the whole stay though, so I can’t see why 4 + 3 wouldn’t trigger the offer.

          • Gin and Tonic Please says:

            I tried it and the hotel credit disappears from the confirmation page if it’s under 7 days. I imagine you could argue it on arrival, but it would be painful.

        • Matthew says:

          Great, thanks for sharing.

  • ChrisBCN says:

    What a bizarre choice of dates to use – I’m afraid that you are not going to any of those places in April/May.

    • Anna says:

      It will depend to a large extent on how much pressure there is to re-open the economies of the relevant countries, including the UK. Many people may well be back living in tiers which allow them to travel, regardless of how responsible others consider it to be!

      • ChrisBCN says:

        Being able to travel from the UK is one thing – being allowed into these countries is another. Take a dose of reality.

        • Anna says:

          The reality is that many countries rely on tourism! I’m not saying it’s a good thing, but look how desperate Spanish hoteliers and restaurateurs were to have visitors back last summer, well before vaccines were even being tested.

          • ChrisBCN says:

            Some countries do rely on tourism yes. Doesn’t mean they are going to let you in.

          • Nick Booker says:

            Hi Anna, if we or should I say you, are prevented from travelling you will get a refund anyway?

          • Anna says:

            Nick, the deposit has been paid with a FTV so I would just apply for another one if it becomes obvious the trip isn’t going ahead.

          • Anna says:

            ChrisBCN, this summer is going to see us in a better position than last as there will be millions of vaccinated people at both ends. Therefore if anything, it’s more likely that destinations will be encouraging inbound travel.

          • kitten says:

            And look what happened.

          • ChrisBCN says:

            Anna I said April/May, not summer. So perhaps you are indicating you agree with me after all.

          • Anna says:

            May is summer, as the solstice which falls around June 21st is officially midsummer!

          • AndyGWP says:

            That’s not true 🙂

            Summer 2021 in Northern Hemisphere will begin on Monday, 21 June and ends on Wednesday, 22 September

          • ChrisBCN says:

            May is not summer.

  • Lynda says:

    Can you use flight vouchers? We have an a iOS plus companion voucher and a cash flight voucher( also with a 2 for 1)

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think you can use vouchers which contain avios on cash bookings, if that’s what you mean.

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