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Signature (Thistle, Guoman)

Signature is the loyalty scheme for Thistle and Guoman Hotels amongst others. The scheme offers generous incentives for joining (free) including a voucher for a free Sunday night stay and a free Sunday lunch. Full details of Signature can be found in this article and on the Thistle website.

Bits: £30 deal for Glasgow’s Lomond Lounge, £50 cashback at Bicester (plus miles!), 30% off Marriott Bonvoy points

News in brief: Visit the Lomond Lounge at Glasgow for just £30 We recently reviewed the new super-premium Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – take a look here. Rhys was very impressed by what he found, with high quality food and furnishings and only a […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

Lots of new Amex cashback offers launched for hotel stays

A new wave of American Express cashback deals has been launched. You can see what you are targeted for by visiting the Amex website and looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to do this for each card you own.  […]

Thistle Hotels launch a flash sale

Thistle & Thistle Express Hotels have launched a short sale, running until 27th June.  This is good for stays between 14th July and 8th September, and – at Thistle Hotels – will include breakfast. The best use of this is to book Thistle Heathrow, which […]

Thistle, Guoman and Amba sale extended

The Thistle, Guoman and Amba hotel chains – which are all under common ownership, and which tend to move hotels around inside their three brands on a regular basis – have extended their January sale. It runs until 1st February and is good for stays […]

Thistle, Guoman and Amba launch sales

The Thistle, Guoman and Amba hotel chains – which are all under common ownership, and which tend to move hotels around inside their three brands on a regular basis – have launched a January sale. It runs until 21st January and is good for stays […]

Which? looks at the UK’s best and worst hotel chains

I was sent a copy of Which? Travel magazine this month because I’m quoted in it.  I very rarely see it otherwise since it is a subscription-only title. The November issue includes the annual Which? Travel reader survey into the best and worst UK hotel […]

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

New American Express hotel discounts launched

A trio of new hotel cashback deals have appeared on many American Express accounts.  My wife has them on her Gold card whilst I have them on my Platinum. The deals are: £35 cashback on £100 spend at Thistle – website here  £55 cashback on […]

My review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods to Terminal 5 (part 1)

This is my review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel at London Heathrow Airport and the driverless pods to Terminal 5. I’ve ticked off a lot of the key goals in the frequent traveller field.  Etihad First Class Apartment?  Check.  Lufthansa First Class and the Frankfurt […]

My review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods to Terminal 5 (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel and the driverless pods you can use to get from the hotel directly to Terminal 5. In Part 1, see here, I did a brief review of the Thistle Heathrow hotel. In Part […]

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Bits: 1000 free Marriott points, Euston hotel closures, Qatar food pre-orders

News in brief: 1000 free Marriott Rewards points for linking social media accounts Marriott Rewards is giving another push to its promotion which tries to get to you to follow Marriott on social media. You can earn: 250 points for connecting your Facebook account 250 […]

Bits: great Qatar Airways business deal with a catch, Thistle / Guoman Easter hotel sale

News in brief: Great Qatar Airways business class deal …. with a catch Regular readers of Head for Points will know that Qatar Airways comes up with some exceptional deals from time to time.  As Qatar Airways is a oneworld alliance partner, you will earn […]

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