Jumeirah Hotels – up to 30% off
Prices for hotels everywhere are higher than pre-Covid. I recently stayed in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai and would recommend it as one of the best value Jumeirahs in Dubai. While it is not on the beach, it has a great central location with a lot within walking distance. You also get access to one of the Jumeirah hotels beaches so you get the best of both worlds.
The new Jumeirah Escapes offer includes:
- Up to 25% off Jumeirah Flexible Rate when staying from three nights or more
- Resort credit when staying in a suite (selected hotels)
- Exclusive 5% Savings for Jumeirah One members
- Unlimited access to Wild Wadi WaterparkTM (located in Dubai and valid for select hotels)
- Use of wellness facilities at Talise Spa and the J-Club (located in Dubai)
- Sinbad’s Kids Club access for junior guest
The offer is valid on most of their hotels in the UAE, London, Maldives and Bali. It’s always worth checking what our luxury hotel partners GTC can offer as they quite often will be able to offer additional perks such as free breakfast or hotel credit which can work out a better deal.
Aer Lingus sale
Aer Lingus has a sale on transatlantic flights from Manchester as well as 25% off flights to Ireland. The sale is only for economy, but actually, some of the cheapest business fares are not bad anyway, so I have listed them too.
The sale fares can be booked until 16 January 2023, for travel between 1 February and 30 June 2023.
It is worth considering buying economy and upgrading with Avios if there is availability. If you look at the Avios needed and the economy pricing, it could be a great deal. You can use your Avios on Aer Lingus if you have them on a BA account by setting up an Aer Lingus AerClub account and using combine my Avios to transfer them across. The only downside is that you do not get Tier Points on Aer Lingus unless booked as a codeshare with BA.
Here are the upgrade rates with Avios for a one-way upgrade.
|To and from Ireland and North America||Off-Peak||Peak|
|Boston / Chicago / Cleveland / Hartford / Newark|
New York / Philadelphia / Toronto / Washington
Minneapolis / Montreal
|Los Angeles / Miami / Orlando /|
San Francisco / Seattle
|To and from Manchester and North America||Off-Peak||Peak|
- £419 Barbados and Orlando
- £399 to New York
- New York £1670
- Orlando £2257
- Barbados £2277 (operates seasonally from November to April as part of the Winter schedule)
You can find the sale page here.
Small Luxury Hotels
Although the sale does not start until 26 December, I thought I would include this now since you may not be reading emails on Boxing Day. The full details have not been released, but there will be up to 30% off. Again it is worth asking what GTC can offer in case it is better value.