Earning points for spending money on things besides flights has become a popular way for travelers to earn miles without deviating from their normal daily practices. As part of one of several collaborations between airlines and accommodation companies, members of British Airways’ loyalty program who book stays at Airbnb properties can now earn points toward their Avios accounts.
Travelers who already have an Airbnb account can now earn three Avios points per U.S. dollar, euro or British pound spent on an Airbnb reservation. To earn these points, Airbnb members must book their accommodation through British Airways’ Airbnb portal. For example, after spending $2,000 on Airbnb bookings, fairly easy to do for frequent travelers, BA loyalty members can earn 6,000 Avios points, enough to redeem for a flight.
New Airbnb members can take advantage of a sign-up bonus when they create their Airbnb account: They will be awarded 500 Avios points just for signing up.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open a new hotel and private residences in New Orleans in late 2020. The first Four Seasons property in New Orleans is slated to open inside the World Trade Center, adjacent to Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. The World Trade Center is currently undergoing renovations, with plans including a new podium and public spaces. The hotel plans feature four food and beverage outlets, retail space, a spa, rooftop pool and meeting and event spaces.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 opened as the second InterContinental property in Yokohama earlier this fall. The property, with its 173 guestrooms and suites, provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hubbub of the city with views of the waterfront.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
The Park Hyatt brand debuts in Doha with the opening of Park Hyatt Doha. The property is situated in Doha’s commercial and residential downtown district, less than 10 miles from Hamad International Airport and within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Set in the Coachella Valley, Renaissance Indian Wells recently reopened as Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells. With a new name, the property unveils a new look and guest experience. All 560 guestrooms and 103 suites were completely redone, as were the public spaces, lobby, fitness center, pools, food and beverage offerings and event spaces.