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Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year from us at Head for Points. Hopefully you are not nursing too severe a hangover this morning 🙂

The latest travel and aviation news:

As we look ahead to 2022 we take another look at the American Express sign up bonus rules and which bonuses you could still be eligible for. This is especially worth a look if you have any sort of small business or self employed income, as you could qualify for a big bonus on one of the Amex Business cards.

The pandemic hasn’t put a dent in hotel openings around the world. Here’s a preview of 10 exciting new Marriott Bonvoy hotels opening in 2022 plus 10 new Hilton Hotels worth visiting in 2022.

British Airways news:

Did you know you can earn Avios when you stay at Airbnb? Up to 6 Avios per £1 spent are up for grabs.

If you have a small or medium sized business then you may be wondering what the difference is between Avios and On Business Points. Here is the BA On Business redemption chart whilst this article looks at the best value On Business redemptions – and when it’s better to redeem OB points versus Avios.

Hotel news:

Get one night free with various Hilton and IHG luxury hotel bookings when you book via our luxury travel agent partner Emyr Thomas. You can get 3 for 2 at InterContinental, Kimpton and Regent hotels and third or fourth night free at HIlton’s luxury brands.

You can get 500 bonus Accor points by linking your your Flying Blue account and making one stay.

Other interesting bits:

We recently had the opportunity to explore the new Virgin Voyages ship Scarlet Lady (in, ahem, The Bahamas). Virgin Voyages is trying to disrupt the cruise market with something that would appeal to cruisers and non-cruisers alike. See what we thought.

If you have a Curve Metal card you may not know that it comes with phone insurance. This is a genuine benefit, as Rob recently found out ….

You can redeem Emirates Skywards on easyJet …. but should you?!

Offers you missed:

A number of offers ended yesterday, including your chance to earn 5,500 bonus Avios with Rocketmiles and these offers.

Our summary of offers closing soon is here.

See you next Saturday.

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