NEWS & OFFERS: IHG particular supply, Extra strikes and 100% Hilton factors bonus

IHG particular supply and free perks

Reserving by way of a specialist luxurious agent means that you can ebook direct with many manufacturers and nonetheless get all of the perks of standing and accumulating factors, not like regular journey agent bookings. Subsequent week on This Week in Journey, Debbie from our companions GTC might be operating by way of a number of the perks and gives you may anticipate finding with these kind of brokers. 

There’s a brand new unique to IHG Luxurious and Way of life programme (so not accessible on-line), at chosen accommodations – Intercontinental, Kimpton, Vignette, Indigo and Regent accommodations. The supply is for Keep 5 Pay 4. The promotion is out there to ebook as much as 31st March inclusive and for stays as much as 31st December 2023.

Kimpton Miami Seaside

In case you want some recommendations of collaborating accommodations to go to listed below are just a few:

Kimpton San Francisco

To ebook, you’ll need to ebook by way of an agent corresponding to GTC, who you may contact right here. 

You additionally get further perks along with your reserving:

  • Assured late check-out
  • $100 lodge amenity
  • Complimentary breakfast for two


Hilton 100% bonus once you purchase factors

Hilton’s newest supply to purchase factors is the very best we often see, so it’s value a glance. Normally, it’s solely the costliest accommodations that make it worthwhile contemplating shopping for factors to cowl an entire lodge keep. Nevertheless, with the extraordinarily excessive costs of accommodations in lots of locations, this may very well be a solution to doubtlessly lower your expenses. However you will need to be sure to verify the costs of your dates and availability earlier than buying, or you can get caught with a load of factors and never be capable of ebook. 

The 100% Factors bonus marketing campaign is out there for purchases of 5,000 or extra Factors made by 7 March 2023. Normally they permit further factors buy throughout a promotion however with this one members can solely buy a most of 80,000 factors per calendar 12 months. All purchases are non-refundable. Factors might be posted to the recipient’s Hilton Honors account inside 48 hours of the finished transaction

You should purchase a most of 80,000 factors which might provide you with 160,000 factors for $800. Clearly, with the pound-to-dollar price nonetheless being fairly low, it makes it not such good worth as earlier final 12 months. 

Conrad Bora Bora

Let’s take French Polynesia for example since that is one thing I’m at the moment reserving. In case you ebook the beautiful Conrad Bora Bora is from 120,000 factors per evening. However for money, it prices from an eyewatering £1481 an evening. So you can get an evening for £484 by shopping for 60,000 factors – a saving over £1000! Now the difficulty is that accommodations like this promote out of the bottom value factors rooms nearly as quickly as they’re launched. In case you ebook them individually day by day they’re launched, it’s a ache if you wish to reap the benefits of the 5 for 4 reward nights as there isn’t a simple approach to do that even with Hilton’s assist by telephone. The Maldives accommodations have related money pricing or worse. 

New York, Hawaii and London are additionally good examples the place it could make sense to purchase factors. 

You can discover the purchase factors web page right here.  


Extra European and UK transport strikes

Border Force passport control strike december 2022
Passport Management and the United KIngdom, UK Border Management at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Portuguese airline TAP has introduced that it’s going to cancel over 1,300 flights affecting 160,000 passengers resulting from a cabin crew strike between 25 – 31 January 2023. The dispute is over the restructuring of the airline. The excellent news is that in case you are affected you may be lined by EU 261, they usually might want to rebook you or refund you. 

UK Border Drive staff are resulting from go on strike once more on 1 February. Beforehand the strikes had been at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham airports, in addition to the port of Newhaven. Nevertheless, it’s a risk that they could lengthen the strikes to all Border Drive employees. Final time the strikes had been lined by the military and had little influence, with some individuals stating that it was higher than standard!

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