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Did you miss these articles over Christmas and New Year?

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It has been a slightly weird Christmas and New Year period this year (again ….), not helped by Christmas Day falling on a Saturday. For a lot of our readers, today will be their first day at work since Christmas Eve.

If you’re reading this in Scotland, of course, then today is also a Bank Holiday. 5th January is your first day back.

Whilst we have been publishing throughout the holiday, you are forgiven if you didn’t check the site every day 🙂 To ensure you didn’t miss anything, here is a summary of the key articles we’ve published over the last 10 days.

Three of the big hotel chains offer lifetime status – but do you have any chance of hitting the targets needed?

You can still match your British Airways Silver or Gold card to TAP Portugal, getting you Gold status across Star Alliance.

Irrespective of what other Amex cards you own, you should qualify for 30,000 Membership Rewards points with the $ and € cards.

To see in the New Year, we published the peak and off-peak Avios redemption dates for British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia.

If you have Diamond status with Accor Live Limitless, learn how to get a free 72-hour weekend car rental from Europcar.

Learn how to earn Avios when you stay with Airbnb

We looked at two 3-4-2 offers which have been extended into 2022 and which can only be booked by ‘preferred partner’ travel agents (like the one we work with). Click here for InterContinental, Kimpton and Regent deals and here for Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria deals.

Do you collect On Business points in the British Airways small business programme? We ran two articles looking at which redemptions are best value – see here and here.

Accor is bribing you with €10-worth of points if you haven’t linked your Flying Blue account to your Accor Live Limitless account.

Which American Express sign-up bonuses are you eligible for, based on the cards you currently have?

Are you looking for interesting new hotels to visit in 2022? Here are 10 new Marriott openings and 10 new Hilton openings to consider.

Is it worth redeeming your Emirates Skywards miles for easyJet flights?!

If you don’t use Award Wallet to track your miles and points balances, you may be missing out. Here’s why.

There is a way of picking up Platinum (mid tier) status with Global Hotel Alliance for just £16. This is how.

You can pick up 500 bonus Accor Live Limitless points on January and February stays.

Hilton has opened the first UK hotel under the Canopy brand – near Aldgate in The City. We review it.

How does Marriott Bonvoy ‘Points Advance’ – booking rooms without having the points – work?

Explore The Bahamas:

We ran four articles from a media trip to The Bahamas last month, organised by Virgin Atlantic which has just launched services to Nassau:

We toured Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin Voyages cruise ship, when she visited Nassau

Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar resort

Review of The Cove hotel at the Atlantis resort

Review of The Royal hotel at the Atlantis resort

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