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Latest travel news:
Travelodge unveils its ‘budget-luxe’ upgraded hotels – are they worth a visit? The plan is to get nearer to Premier Inn levels of quality. Image above.
Accor has launched a partnership with Italy’s ITA Airways, allowing the two-way conversion of Accor Live Limitless and ITA VOLARE points.
Finnair has launched a sale with attractive business class fares from the UK to Mumbai, Seoul and Hong Kong via Helsinki. A good way to top up your British Airways tier points.
Other British Airways & Avios news:
NEW: Spend and earn Avios on duty free at Doha’s Hamad International Airport. In a twist, Qatar Airways flyers will get their Avios at check in so they can spend them in transit.
What new Avios earn and spend partners has Qatar Airways brought to the party? You have new airline, hotel and car hire partners to earn Avios from.
Credit card news:
REGISTER NOW: IHG One Rewards launches its new Spring bonus points offer. The registration page is here. See image above.
and once you’ve registered with IHG ….
REGISTER NOW for Marriott’s new ‘1000 bonus points and double elite nights’ promotion. The registration page is here.
New reviews this week:
Whilst in Antwerp with Luxair (see last week’s newsletter), Rhys tried out the NH Collection Antwerp Centre hotel and was impressed.
He then hopped on a train to Rotterdam to review Motto Rotterdam Blaak, Hilton’s new hostel-hotel concept.
Other interesting articles:
What is the best Star Alliance credit card? Options are slim in the UK these days.
Is Hilton Honors the best hotel loyalty scheme? Read our two part analysis of the pros and cons.
What you missed this week:
Marriott Bonvoy released VIP tickets for Peter Kay’s O2 gig in March. Our readers snapped them up within 30 minutes. Follow us on Twitter @headforpoints to be notified instantly when tickets for future shows are made available for points.
See you next Saturday.