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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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The latest UK business travel news:

Watch the new British Airways safety video, on board from 1st May.

British Airways extends unused eVouchers for another year.

Loganair adds Heathrow flights to Derry and Dundee.

Get great £1,250 business class fares to New York with JetBlue.

The ‘new’ Radisson York hotel has opened.

Bristol Airport changes management of its lounges from 1st May.

5% UK hotel services charges are spreading.

Accor launches two new hotel subscription discount cards. Are they worth it?

Hilton launches its new Spring / Summer bonus points promotion. Earn an extra 2,000 points per stay. Register here.

Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:

British Airways extends codeshare arrangement with Loganair (Business Traveller)

1,400 Heathrow security staff to walk out for eight days (Independent)

BA vs Virgin Atlantic: the battle for Premium Economy in the UK (Simple Flying)

Jet2 hikes full-year profit outlook while summer bookings stoke optimism (FlightGlobal)

Our latest reviews:

Rhys heads to Rome to review the exceptional new Six Senses Rome hotel. Spa image above.

He then moved across to the new-ish W Rome hotel, featuring W’s new grown-up design palette.

When in Rome …. Rhys reviews the ‘new style’ British Airways Rome Fiumicino lounge.

The latest UK travel loyalty news:

Have you walked the tunnel between Heathrow T5, T5B and T5C? It’s often faster than waiting for the train. Image above.

Creation Financial Services has closed the two IHG One Rewards UK Mastercards for good.

How to earn miles with 38 different airlines with the Marriott American Express card.

Which of two Barclaycard Avios Mastercards is best for you?

New Marriott Bonvoy O2 box concert tickets available.

Save 25% when buying World of Hyatt points. Buy here.

Where does British Airways fly from Heathrow Terminal 3? Excellent airline lounges make this an attractive opportunity.

50000 Avios Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 50,000 Avios with the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Last week, Barclaycard brought back the most impressive credit card deal we’ve seen in years.

Until 30th May, you will receive 50,000 Avios when you apply for the ‘£20 per month, cancel whenever’ Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard credit card.

The bonus of the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard has also been increased, to 10,000 Avios, but frankly you should go for the paid card and bank the 50,000 Avios bonus.

(To put this in comparison, even if you have no interest in Avios, you can convert 50,000 Avios points into 66,666 Nectar points which are worth £333 to spend in Sainsburys, Argos or on That is £333 just for getting a £20 per month credit card and hitting the £3,000 spend target.)

You can apply here. Our full article on the deal is here.

Head for Points receives a commission from Barclaycard if you apply via our links. Thank you for your support.

The representative APR is 77.6% APR variable, including the annual fee.  The representative APR on purchases is 27.9% variable.

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Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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