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The latest travel and aviation news:

Big changes to the Green List this week as Malta, Madeira, the Balearics plus several Caribbean countries are added. You won’t have to quarantine on your return from these countries, although you’ll still have to take two tests.

EE is the first UK mobile network to completely ditch free European roaming. But will others follow? We’ve summarised the roaming charges for the four major UK networks – don’t get caught out.

Credit card news:

Don’t miss out on free money: American Express Business cardholders have until the 1st July to claim £50-£75 of Dell credit.

Nutmeg has launched a brand new offer for new AND existing customers which lets you earn up to 200,000 Avios when transferring ISAs or pensions. You have three weeks left to take part.

British Airways news:

Which British Airways UK lounges are open, and which are closed? The bad news is that, outside of Heathrow, few are open and at least two have closed for good.

The latest buy Avios bonus means you can get up to 50% extra when you top up your Avios balance. We run the numbers to see if it is worth it.

Goodbye Gatwick? Reports suggest British Airways may permanently ditch Gatwick to consolidate at Heathrow.

Hotel news:

IHG has launched a new American Express cashback offer – get £50 back when you spend £200+ at selected European hotels.

Is this the trendiest Hilton out there?….we check out Hilton WorkSpaces with Hilton London Bankside’s connected meeting and bedroom, plus a general review of Hilton Bankside.

Rob enjoyed a couple of days in sunny Gibraltar last week. Here’s his review of the Sunborn, a unique 5* yacht hotel plus an overview of all the testing requirements you need to visit the territory.

citizenM, Shangri-La and IHG have all launched sales and promotions in the past week.

Nectar Hotels now lets you book hotels using your Nectar Points ….. here’s why you should NEVER use Avios to book hotels on the portal, because Nectar Hotels is now FAR better value.

Our latest and final hotel loyalty scheme review looks at World of Hyatt – is this the best hotel loyalty scheme?

Get double points with Accor’s latest promotion if you are planning a stay in Europe this Summer.

Is Radisson Rewards the best American Express Membership Rewards hotel partner? With a 1:3 conversion rate and our valuation of 0.33p per Radisson Rewards points, it probably is.

Other interesting bits:

Qatar Airways has finally confirmed the business class seat on its new Boeing 787s, after we had the world exclusive ‘first photo’ last month.

It’s now confirmed that the Government will remove quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers later this summer. We should find out more details in July.

Rob reviewed the underwhelming Club Aspire lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 here. It is your only option if you have a Priority Pass, however.

Get £200 off easyJet holidays with the latest Amex offer.

Offers you missed:

This week was Amazon Prime day, and you missed out on a free £7 when topping up your Amazon account.

Don’t miss any offer closing in the next couple of weeks by checking our fortnightly offers roundup.

See you next Saturday!

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