Virgin Atlantic Pilots industrial action – what will be the impact?

Virgin Atlantic pilots have voted for industrial action but not an all out strike. The disagreement is over union recognition. The ballot received  a high turnout at over 80% with a 88.6% majority in favour of action. The Professional Pilots’Union covers the majority of Virgin Atlantic pilots. The action is not…


Offers: Lastminute.com sale – Sofitel LHR for less than £100, Malaysian Business Class sale,

Last Minute Top Secret hotels sale Last Minute has up to 50% off selected UK Top Secret® hotels in their current sale. You will need to book by 10am on 19th December 2016. The offer is valid on travel between 12th December 2016 and 20th February 2017. Top Secret Hotels are…




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…