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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:

Norse Atlantic launches flights to Miami. It will replace the Fort Lauderdale service. Image above.

Virgin Atlantic reintroduces Twilight Check-In at Manchester Airport

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars (ex Crowne Plaza) is finally open

Iberia is returning to Heathrow Terminal 5

IHG will convert a closed Marbella hotel to its Kimpton brand

easyJet relaunches London Southend – Paris flights

Virgin Atlantic returns to Dubai from October. The route last operated in 2019.

Virgin Atlantic will also relaunch Manchester – Las Vegas flights

There are some decent London hotel deals available via Holiday Extras

O2 and Virgin Media customers get free airport lounge access for delayed flights

Catch a heritage tube train to Heathrow. TfL is running a special service to celebrate 160 years of the London Underground. Image below.

Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:

Former CAA head Richard Stephenson becomes CCO at A380 start-up Global Airlines (PR Newswire)

Ethiopian adds fifth weekly Manchester flight (Business Traveller)

easyJet is linking Bristol with Marrakech from October (Simple Flying)

Goldman Sachs acquires Casa Cook and Cook’s Club brands (TTG)

British Airways takes its 7th Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (Simple Flying)

Our latest reviews:

Rhys was in Liverpool, where he reviewed two new hotels:

The latest UK travel loyalty news:

EXTENDED TO AUGUST: Get a 7-night Virgin Voyages cruise, for two, for 80,000 Virgin Points. It is, honestly, the redemption of the year given that these cruises can sell for up to £3,000. Image above.

This card keeps your American Express Membership Rewards points active if you cancel Amex Gold or The Platinum Card.

How to earn Avios with Airbnb

Earn double Nectar points in June when you make a conversion to Avios

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling plus their UK summer schedule

Is InterContinental Ambassador, the paid membership program, worth it?

Radisson has launched a new sale with 2,000 bonus points per stay on top

Should you redeem your Emirates Skywards frequent flyer miles on easyJet?!

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Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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