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A hotel loyalty scheme I won’t be joining …

Back in May, we did an ‘out of season’ holiday at Sandy Lane in Barbados. I wrote a review of it here. Now, Sandy Lane is not cheap, even out of season. But at Christmas and New Year, it .....

Back in May, we did an ‘out of season’ holiday at Sandy Lane in Barbados. I wrote a review of it .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

Did you get a present from Avios yesterday?

Did avios.com send you a little gift yesterday? My wife got a little package in the post, with a covering letter headed: “We though we’d send you this little note to thank you for .....

Did avios.com send you a little gift yesterday? My wife got a little package in the post, with a covering .....

by Rob Burgess16 comments

Uber promotional code for London now available

From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab.  This gets you £3 .....

From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and .....

by Rob Burgess6 comments

Amex Currency Exchange 1,000 Avios deal now at avios.com too

I posted two weeks ago about the offer of 1,000 bonus Avios via British Airways Executive Club for buying £300 of currency from American Express Currency Exchange. This is a quick heads up .....

I posted two weeks ago about the offer of 1,000 bonus Avios via British Airways Executive Club for .....

by Rob Burgess19 comments

£99 First Class London to Edinburgh train tickets

I was down at the Business Travel Show at Earls Court on Tuesday, of which more to follow. This is the best offer that caught my eye, but booking will be a little tricky. East Coast Trains is running .....

I was down at the Business Travel Show at Earls Court on Tuesday, of which more to follow. This is the best .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

Coutts customers lose their easyJet loyalty rewards

There seem to be two types of people out there. Those who have heard of Coutts only by reputation and believe it to be some super-flash private bank for the rich and famous, and those who bank with .....

There seem to be two types of people out there. Those who have heard of Coutts only by reputation and believe .....

by Rob Burgess6 comments

Amex / ebookers ‘£50 off a five night holiday’ code

American Express and ebookers are offering a £50 discount on any five night holiday booked with an American Express card. The details are here (click on Travel then ebookers). (EDIT: deleted as deal .....

American Express and ebookers are offering a £50 discount on any five night holiday booked with an American .....

by Rob Burgess3 comments

Free Platinum status with Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance is a loyalty scheme used by 14 upmarket hotel brands with a total of 320 combined properties.  Kempinski is the biggest one you might be familiar with. The full list of members .....

Global Hotel Alliance is a loyalty scheme used by 14 upmarket hotel brands with a total of 320 combined .....

by Rob Burgess10 comments

Uber launches flat rate airport pricing in London

From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab.  This gets you £3 .....

From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

A new Amex / Foursquare deal is here

A new Foursquare offer has been launched, in conjunction with Amex.  This is not as good as some of the older ones, but may well benefit you. Check in at a Shell garage via Foursquare, and you .....

A new Foursquare offer has been launched, in conjunction with Amex.  This is not as good as some of the .....

by Rob Burgess18 comments

My review of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai

This is my review of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai. I promised to do a quick write-up about our Dubai holiday hotel. You should also read this post which talks about our Grand Deluxe Family room, .....

This is my review of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai. I promised to do a quick write-up about our Dubai holiday .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

Why do people dislike Dubai so much?

I have just finished an article reviewing our hotel in Dubai from last month, which will go up tomorrow. What crossed my mind when writing it, though, was the reaction you often get when you tell .....

I have just finished an article reviewing our hotel in Dubai from last month, which will go up tomorrow. What .....

by Rob Burgess25 comments

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