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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for May 2021

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Introducing Currensea – a new low-fee way to spend abroad

Save £100 on a £300 spend at Small Luxury Hotels – and earn Hyatt points

Get 2,000 Virgin Points by activating Tesco Clubcard Auto-Convert

You can now spend £500 of Nectar points (62,500 Avios) at Argos and Habitat

A few thoughts about BA’s ’14 Avios seats’ guarantee and your Avios strategy

News: get 6x Avios at eBay, Virgin Atlantic offering Caribbean flight discounts

Plaza Premium to take over the Menzies airport lounge portfolio

Is IHG Rewards the best hotel loyalty scheme?

British Airways now guarantees 14 Avios seats per flight – 250,000 just released for booking

BA Holidays doubles down – now with free lounge access and Fast Track plus double tier points

News: triple Nectar points at Argos, £100 off Virgin Caribbean holidays, BA’s Southampton launch

Two new Paris hotel redemptions: Canopy Trocadero (Hilton) and Kimpton St Honore (IHG)

easyJet launches a covid testing partnership with Collinson

Very cheap Bollinger champagne with a new Amex / Laithwaites offer

Virgin Atlantic extends Virgin Flying Club status and vouchers again

Which Hilton hotels can you book for just 10,000 points per night?

Get a British Airways Silver card in one trip with double tier points from BA Holidays

Get double Leaders Club points with Leading Hotels of the World

Let F1 driver Lando Norris drive your child to school – pay with Hilton Honors points

How to redeem your Virgin Points at Greggs – a step-by-step guide!

Good Amex offers with B&Q, Rimowa and top UK independent hotels

Virgin Atlantic delays St Vincent and Grenadines service

New Accor ‘triple points’ hotel promotion

Southampton Airport executive lounge reopens

Which Hilton hotels can you book for just 5,000 points per night?

Get £20 (£15 net) when you open an account with Avios online banking partner Monese

Amazing points deal at the W Abu Dhabi hotel for the 2021 F1 Grand Prix

How two million Virgin Points can get you a trip to space on Virgin Galactic

What will replace your Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card in 8 days?

Earn 1,500 bonus points on your Marriott Bonvoy Amex – and a reminder of its 41 (!) airline partners

Review: the Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

NEW: Use Avios to FULLY pay for Aer Lingus flights – no cash required

American Express fined for sending unsolicited emails

Hilton Honors changes its US free breakfast benefit

Is Hilton Honors the best hotel loyalty scheme?

Heathrow to open Terminal 3 on 1st June – but only for ‘red list’ arrivals

How can American Express improve its cashback ‘statement credit’ offers?

Get a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points

Earn double points on Accor hotel stays in June

News: exclusive BA Accelerating Business credit card offer, issues with Qured covid testing

Earn triple Avios, get up to 30% off and save £50 with Amex during the Bicester Village Private Sale

News: IHG extends points expiry and card vouchers, new Amex cashback offers

Why Barclays Avios Rewards is great for the solo traveller

JetBlue’s London flights to New York are bookable – from £956 return in Business

Get a bonus worth 29,900 Avios or £299 with Capital on Tap’s Business Rewards Visa

Hilton’s new Motto brand targets Rotterdam, abandons London

News: Aspire lounge re-openings in London, another 100% Hilton buy points bonus

B&Q will now accept American Express cards

Move quickly: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi wide open for points from Feb-May 2022

Why the £120 Deliveroo credit makes the Amex Gold your best first card

Get ready: flights bookable soon for the 4-day 2022 Jubilee Bank Holiday

News: free £6 Uber credit, IHG Flash Sale now on, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum escapes demolition

DoubleTree Westminster re-opens as The Westminster, Curio Collection

Has British Airways thrown Alex Cruz under the bus?

British Airways launches ‘sleep pods’ in the Galleries First lounge

Excellent £89 room deal, including a bottle of bubbly, at London’s Hotel Indigo Kensington

How ba.com overcharges you by 24% if you book Avios ‘Experiences’

CONFIRMED: American Express Shop Small to return in June

Should you use your Avios for British Airways ‘Experiences’ rewards?

Is Accor Live Limitless the best hotel loyalty scheme?

British Airways cancels all Maldives flights until 13th August

What hotel loyalty schemes let you use your points to pay for food, drinks and spa?

Save 30% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points

News: buy the British Airways colouring book, KrisFlyer redemption deals

How does the BA upgrade voucher from Barclays Avios Rewards work?

BA adds 16 Manchester / Heathrow – Porto flights for the Champions League final

NEW: Earn Virgin Points booking train tickets

British Airways trialling virtual check-in queues at Heathrow

Why should you add an Additional Card to your British Airways American Express Card Account?

News: Virgin Atlantic boosts Israel services, IHG Spire extensions, a Concorde nose moves to T5

99 free Nectar points (62 Avios) for everyone, when you enter a competition

Why the free BA Amex credit card is now the best cashback card in Britain

British Airways launches Guernsey flights from City and Edinburgh + more Southampton, less Stansted

Bookable now: British Airways adds additional European flights for June, July and August

Get 43,000 Avios and an upgrade voucher with Barclays Avios Rewards

New American Express and Hilton £50 cashback offer launched

Priority Pass announces a major expansion

Jersey moves all of England, Scotland and Wales to ‘Green’

What is the best value Avios flight per mile?

Virgin Flying Club suspends Necker Island redemptions

Plaza Premium launches Lounge Pass

SME? Get points worth 10,500 Avios with Capital On Tap’s Visa card

Would you pay £59.99 per year for Opodo Prime?

What are the best hotel promos for May?

A good deal at Mercure St Paul’s hotel in Sheffield

Hyatt launches a good sale to use with your £100 Amex credit

IHG offering midnight check-out at selected UK hotels

Aer Lingus adds new routes from Cardiff Airport

Get triple Nectar points (=Avios) from Viking

InterContinental Davos to rebrand as AlpenGold Davos

Here are the 12 countries and territories on the travel Green List

Green List: British Airways adds Newcastle to Faro and confirms Manchester to Faro

Arsenal football tickets bookable again with Emirates Skywards miles or Amex points

British Airways adds Gibraltar and Faro flights from City, Manchester, Edinburgh

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for May?

Hilton loses its ski hotel in Kitzbuhel, Austria

New Harvey Nichols American Express cashback offer launched

British Airways launches its new TV ad tonight – take a peek here

EXCLUSIVE: new Qatar Airways 787-9 business class seat revealed

NEW: Get £120 of Deliveroo credit as an Amex Gold benefit

Book the new Le Meridien Maldives from 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points

Amex cuts the payout on its Platinum Cashback credit cards

News: £100 off easyJet Holidays, Amex Business bonus issues, WH Smith to replace Dixons?

How to earn Avios, miles and points from Europcar rentals

Key worker? Get a 25% discount at Hilton hotels

CAA rejects Heathrow’s request to put up ticket costs to recover covid losses

NEW: Curve Card launches cashback rewards

Who remembers the Virgin Atlantic hot tub in the Clubhouse lounge?

Vueling adds new Avios services from Newcastle and Belfast

REGISTER NOW for IHG’s new May-August bonus points promotion

Review: the ‘extended stay’ Residence Inn Edinburgh hotel

News: Best Western launches 3-4-2 sale, Shangri-La Golden Circle launches double tier nights promo

Emirates ending partner redemptions in First Class

How many tier points does each British Airways flight earn?

Thinking of cancelling your American Express Gold or Platinum card?

New American Express hotel cashback deals launched

News: earn 4x Avios at eBay, Hackett / American Express cashback offer

How to buy a car with an American Express card

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