27 JANUARY 2020
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If you struggle to get your head around the intricacies of frequent-flyer and hotel-loyalty programmes, you would probably have found the answers at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel last week.
The occasion was the UK's biggest annual frequent-flyer party, organised by the Head for Points website and sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy, with more than 500 collectors of miles and points in attendance.
A large number of airline and hotel executives were also present, keen to get direct feedback from travellers on what they do and don't like about their loyalty programmes.
For many guests, it was a good opportunity to share their interests in air miles and hotel points with other people who knew what they were talking about, with no risk of the other persons’ eyes glazing over.
Key topics of conversation included which were the best European cities to pick up cheap long-haul Business Class tickets, the best current travel credit card sign-up bonuses (and ways of 'manufacturing' spend on to those cards) and the most luxurious branded hotels at which to redeem points.
The event included a raffle which raised more than £4,600 for Orbis, which operates a flying eye hospital in developing countries and is dedicated to treating 'avoidable' blindness.
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