15% off Sofitel & Accor
If you are tempted to book one of the Fairmont’s mentioned in the previous article, you may want to book through Quidco if you don’t plan to get the extra perks through Debonair. Quidco is a cashback site similar to TopCashback. Although you can’t convert cashback into Avios like TCB, you can transfer into Uber vouchers which gives you a bonus, or just take it as cash.
The cashback offered is for all brands as follows:
- 15% cashback for Pullman, Sofitel, MGallery, Grand Mercure and Sebel bookings
- 12% for Mecure and Novotel
- 10% cashback for Rixos bookings
- 3% cashback for Raffles, Fairmont, Swissotel
If you join Quidco here, you will get £5 cashback after you earn the qualifying cashback.
InterContinental Malta deal
One of the first countries likely to turn green is Malta. Prices will rise almost immediately if they do announce that the country will be green, so if you are considering it, it’s worth booking now. I must admit I did not know much about Malta. In my head it was a rather dull but pretty place with the old town of Valetta in my head. In reality, it was completely different. Upmarket, sophisticated with friendly people and a great variety of great restaurants and bars plus plenty to see and do. I plan to go back again.
I will shortly be reviewing the new Hyatt Regency (which was fab) but if you want more of a resort there is a good deal via Secret Escapes on the InterContinental. Friends stayed there recently and enjoyed it, particularly the adults-only infinity pool.
The Secret Escapes deal is only marginally cheaper than the online booking sites, however, it does come with free breakfast and it is a higher room category seeing as it has a pool view. Also included are a €10 discount voucher and a bottle of wine. Most importantly it;s refundable up to 8 days before.
You can find details of the offer on Secret Escapes here.
If you sign up via the link you can get £15 off your first booking.
If you are considering Malta, it’s worth asking what Debonair can offer since many hotels come with upgrades and free hotel credit.
USA 2021/22 BA/AA business class from £1042
Although I am currently avoiding indirect flights and Ex Eu for the summer, by winter I am willing to take the risk again providing it comes with some sort of flexibility such as buying through BA within their Book with Confidence offer.
There are some fantastic prices from Amsterdam currently. There does not seem to be much available in the early part of 2021 for some destinations but I found some in March and early April. You can fly on any oneworld airline but it’s worth booking via British Airways to be able to get a voucher refund if the trip can’t take place.
- New York £1048
- Boston £1042
- Miami £1178
- Orlando £1182
- New Orleans £1178
- Chicago £1029
- Los Angeles £1159
- Las Vegas £1139
- Phoenix £1135
- San Francisco £1175
- Seattle £1182
- Denver £1179
- Austin £1139
- Portland £1182
- Book by: 30 days before departure
- from Europe – permitted Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat on each transatlantic sector.
- To Europe – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat/Sun on each transatlantic sector.
- From the Netherlands – permitted 01 Jul through 19 Aug or 18 Nov through 27 Nov or 16 Dec through 03 Jan or 31 Mar through 17 Apr for each transatlantic sector.
- To the Netherlands – permitted 30 Jun through 10 Sep or 24 Nov through 02 Dec or 23 Dec through 10 Jan or 31 Mar through 17 Apr for each transatlantic sector.
- Minimum stay: at least 6 days before transatlantic return
- Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction free. 2 free in Europe in each direction and – 2 transfers permitted in each direction free in US/Mexico.
- Stopovers: unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction in Europe at €150.00 each and unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction in the United States/Canada/Mexico at €600. (child/infant discounts apply)
- Refundable: No but see individual airlines policy
- Changeable: €250 but see individual airlines policy