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Welcome to your weekly trade round-up of UK business travel and travel loyalty news as well as our latest reviews and features.

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British Airways launches new route to Istanbul

The newsletter is a little shorter this week due to a lack of major announcements over Easter.

The latest UK business travel news:

British Airways launches flights to a second Istanbul airport.

London City is the first major airport to drop all liquids restrictions. Other UK airports must follow in the next 15 months.

Virgin Atlantic has launched an Economy redemption sale – save 20% on selected routes.

Virgin Atlantic extends its IndiGo codeshare.

You can now earn Avios on China Southern flights.

Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:

Air China to increase Gatwick-Beijing route to daily (Business Traveller)

WH Smith launches two new brand stores at Gatwick Airport (Travel Retail Business)

Jet2 gets first A321neo delivery (UK Aviation News)

Google Flights is trialling a price guarantee – you are refunded if you book via Google and fares drop (Simple Flying)

Ryanair to offer nine new UK domestic routes following APD cut (Business Traveller)


Where can you still fly on a Boeing 747?

Our latest reviews:

Rob reviews the new Qatar Airways Gold lounge (for BA Silver / oneworld Sapphire cardholders) in Doha. Image above.

Sinead heads to JW Marriott Maldives (the old Viceroy resort) which proves to be the highlight of her three resort trip.

We show you what you get in the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing at Heathrow Terminal 3. Image below.

The latest UK travel loyalty news:

Barclaycard tweaks the Avios earning on its credit cards.

American Express and Marriott have launched great new cashback offers.

What are the best hotel bonus point promotions for April? We take a look.

Extended: get a 40% bonus when buying Marriott Bonvoy points. Click here to buy.

How does the Millennium & Copthorne ‘My Millennium’ loyalty scheme work?

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Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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