Hotel loyalty part 4: IHG Rewards and Accor (Sofitel) +15% cashback

IHG Rewards Club IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for  InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites brands. It has the usual benefits at the entry level which make it worth joining even for one stay. IHG runs regular ‘PointBreaks’ offers.  Every two…


Beginners guide to Hotel loyalty part 3 – Shangri-la, Langham and Leading Hotels of the World

Today we will look at some of the lesser known luxury hotel loyalty schemes and discuss whether it is worth joining them for even a single stay. Tomorrow I shall looking at the remaining large chains, IHG (Intercontinental and Holiday Inn), Accor (Sofitel and Novotel) and Club Carlson (Park Plaza…


How I got VIP tickets to Take That for free & Hotel Loyalty schemes part 2

In part 2 I will look at two of the other major players in the hotel market – Marriott and Starwood. Tomorrow I will look at some of of the smaller hotel groups which may be of interest to the luxury traveller, Langham, Shangri-la and Leading Hotels of the World. Starwood…





Finnair cheap business class Asia flights from £1178 plus earn Avios & tier points

Finnair has launched a UK and Ireland flight sale to Asia, bookable until the 9th January 2017. You can travel from London, Manchester or Birmingham. Is Finnair the best business class choice to Asia? Finnair is probably not your first thought when selecting an airline to fly to Asia in business…


News: Qatar Dublin details, Boots Avios with Amex, Loyalty 2017 10% discount

Qatar announces Dublin launch details I wrote about the new Qatar service from Dublin last week in this article. They have now announced the details and there is good news about the aircraft type. Qatar will be flying a B787 Dreamliner from Dublin which has the latest reverse herringbone seats….