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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If you are joining us for the Head for Points Summer Party on Tuesday at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel (image above), we look forward to seeing you.
We have over 100 senior staff from the airline, hotel and travel credit card sectors coming along, as well as 400 frequent flyers. If you have a ticket you should have received an email on Friday with the final details.
Details of the nine runners-up raffle prizes (the top prize is 2 x business class flights to Malaysia, courtesy of Malaysia Airlines) will be published on headforpoints.com today.
The event is generous sponsored by SeatSpy – thank you!
The latest UK business travel news:
How likely is British Airways to seat you apart if you don’t pay for seat selection? 8,000 people were surveyed.
Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:
RMT announces three days of rail strikes in July (The Guardian)
The Peninsula London confirms September 12 opening date (Business Traveller)
85 years ago Manchester Airport celebrated its official opening (Simple Flying)
Aer Lingus to launch Shannon-Paris flights (Aer Lingus)
Our latest reviews:
Sinead reviews the W Maldives resort (image above)
Airport lounge reviews:
Rhys took a look at three of the top European independent airport lounges, all of which are part of the Priority Pass network:
- Review: the Vienna Lounge at Vienna Airport
- Review: Sala VIP Joan Miro lounge in Barcelona Terminal 1
- Review: Marco Polo Club lounge at Venice Airport
Which one did he declare ‘probably the best independent lounge in the word’?
The latest UK travel loyalty news:
What is the best Avios credit card? We look at nine options
If you booked one of the 80,000 Virgin Points cruises with Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson may be joining you
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