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What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Opinion

In my previous article I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, decent Platinum benefits at Sofitel […]

Hilton Honors tightens up its status match – but it is still generous

Hilton Honors has changed the requirements for its status match programme.  Not necessarily worse – although it will be harder for the majority of people – but different. It still remains a good offer, in my view, and something you should seriously consider at the right […]

LAST CALL: Get a 20%-45% bonus when you buy Avios

A quick reminder that that British Airways is currently running a new short-term ‘buy Avios’ promotion which has another 48 hours to run. You will receive a bonus of up to 45% Avios when you buy or gift points by Sunday 18th August. This is […]

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Big Marriott Bonvoy changes: peak/off-peak launches, Points Advance and ‘5th night free’ tweaked

Marriott Bonvoy has just announced a number of changes to the programme, a couple of which seem innocuous but which have the potential to bite. Full details of these changes can be found on this special page of the Marriott website.  The site includes a […]

Bits: good free competition for BA Amex cardholders, Eurostar Carte Blanche changes (HFP exclusive)

News in brief: 100 prizes to be won by British Airways American Express cardholders for #BA100 British Airways has launched a competition for all British Airways American Express cardholders to promote #BA100. There are 100 prizes to be won – the full list is here […]

Virgin’s first A350 arrives – and the 3rd and 4th aircraft now showing in the JFK timetable

Virgin Atlantic accepted delivery of its first A350 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse over the weekend.  The aircraft has been called ‘Red Velvet’. There was no public arrival event, with the aircraft quietly flown into Gatwick on Saturday.  I’m not sure why Virgin Atlantic […]

What can your business do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Sponsored Feature Whilst there are a wide range of personal credit and charge cards which offer rewards on your spending, your options are smaller if you are looking for a Small Business payment card with a rewards scheme. There is very little out there, but […]

Bits: good news on BA and Heathrow strikes, Norwegian closing Irish routes, £10 via Amex for £30 supermarket spend

News in brief: British Airways and Heathrow strike updates There is some good news for anyone concerned about disruption from the threatened British Airways pilot strike and the Heathrow Airport employees strike. As we reported over the weekend, British Airways mysteriously found some extra money […]

REGISTER NOW (dead?): Get 7,500 Hilton Honors points across your next two stays

EDIT 11am:  Good news – the link is now working again.  Bad news – it isn’t letting you register! Hilton Honors has launched a new mini-promotion which offers you 7,500 bonus Hilton Honors points from your next two stays before the end of January 2020. […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Facts

This is the third of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically ‘How does Le Club AccorHotels work?‘ – and the other […]

EXCEPTIONAL British Airways Club World and First deals if you can fly very soon!

I don’t want to suggest that the threat of the British Airways pilots strike has left forward bookings in premium cabins looking a little thin, but British Airways has launched an exceptionally good sale in Club World and First Class. When BA runs a great […]

IT’S BACK: Up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

One of the better Avios earning offers we have promoted in the past is for Alan Boswell Group personal, business and landlord insurance. They were a long-standing partner until last year, when the Avios Travel Rewards program was shut down. It has taken Alan […]

Weekend staycation break? Two interesting IHG deals in York and Oxford

Two totally unconnected – but good value – deals at IHG Rewards Club properties have come up, so I thought I’d put them together in this article! First up …. Half price redemptions at voco Oxford Thames The newly upgraded and rebranded voco Oxford Thames […]

What American Express bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

The wave of changes to the UK American Express card portfolio this year now seems to have settled down, although I am still waiting for the Starwood Preferred Guest card to relaunch under the Marriott Bonvoy brand. As it is fairly quiet during August, I […]

United to fly its new(ish) Polaris business class seat on all London – New York flights

Anyone who is impatient to try out the new British Airways Club Suite should hope that it doesn’t go the way of United’s Polaris. Back in 2016, the American carrier announced a completely new business class concept featuring a brand new seat design as well […]

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