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.

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, […]

Bits: 15% off Official Gatwick Parking, LOT to launch London City to Budapest, new Amex hotel cashback deals

News in brief: Save 15% on Official Gatwick Parking Official Gatwick Parking has launched two new deals for anyone looking to pre-book the airport-run car parks this Summer. Via this link (click) you save 15% on the official long-stay car park for trips completed by […]

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. Via this page, you can earn: 250 points for connecting your […]

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 […]

Bits: 1200 Avios for paying at Tesco with PayQwiq, 25% off Heathrow Express

News in brief: Earn 1,200 Avios via Tesco with PayQwiq If you live in a participating part of the country – and it has now rolled out in quite a few places – you can earn 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles (ie […]

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