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Win 10,000 Avios by voting in the HfP Travel & Loyalty Awards!
After a four year hiatus (thanks covid!) the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards are back!
We are in the privileged position of having an audience – you – that has an exceptional knowledge of business travel, airlines, hotels, airline lounges and travel credit cards. Many of you experience these products on a regular basis, and far more frequently than either Rob, Sinead or I do.
The Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards 2023 are a great opportunity to recognise the cream of the crop when it comes to UK premium business and leisure travel. A lot of the areas we are covering, such as airport lounges and travel credit cards, are ignored by other awards because they are too niche – but for our readers, they are very important and appreciated.
You can vote in the Head for Points Travel and Loyalty Awards 2023 here. One entrant will win 10,000 Avios as a thank you for their time – and we’ll throw in two tickets for our 2024 Summer Party too!
This week’s top travel news stories:
It’s a quiet week this week but here’s what we had ….
Recaps of 2023:
British Airways and Avios news:
Rhys heads to The Trafalgar St James Hotel in London for his latest staycation. It’s part of Hilton’s Curio Collection.
Other interesting news:
ENDS VERY SOON: Get a huge 100,000 points (converts to 100,00 Avios) with American Express Platinum!
American Express is currently running an exceptional deal on The Platinum Card – apply here. The bonus is more than tripled to 100,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to:
- 100,000 Avios
- 100,000 Virgin Points
- 100,000 Emirates, Etihad, Flying Blue, Asia Miles, Delta, Finnair, Qantas or SAS miles
- 66,666 Singapore Airlines miles
- 200,000 Hilton Honors points
- 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
- 300,000 Radisson Rewards points
- 6,666 Club Eurostar points
….. and many other non-travel rewards.
You receive 75,000 points after spending £10,000 in six months. You will receive a further 25,000 points if you keep the card for 15 months.
Whilst the annual fee is £650, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus. Pro-rata refunds will definitely be available until 29th February 2024 although Amex has indicated that they will be removed at some point after that date.
Our main article on the 100,000 points bonus is here. Make sure you read the bit about whether or not you qualify for the bonus.
You can apply for The Platinum Card with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.
The representative APR is 704.6% variable, including the annual fee. The representative APR on purchases is 31.0% variable.
That’s all, folks
See you next Saturday with a short post-New Year round up.
Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points
PS. Don’t forget to vote in our awards and potentially win 10,000 Avios – voting closes on Tuesday night