It has been almost four weeks since I started my trip, and it feels like both yesterday and such a long time ago. I have really enjoyed writing this blog series about the trip, as it is a way to enjoy it again. I feel the same way about the journey planning stage and looking… Read More A Golden Trip Part 10 – Reflections of a weary traveller
It has finally happened! My tier point balance reached 1500 and I am now officially a Gold member of the British Airways Executive Club. This is something that I never thought I would ever achieve, given that my job doesn’t involve flying but through a lot of research, guidance, and ideas from FlyerTalk and other blogs,… Read More Gold!
Le Club is the loyalty programme of the Accor hotels – brands like Mercure, Sofitel and Ibis to name but a few. It is not a chain that I am particularly familiar with, but I have been working my way through a number stays to try them out! The loyalty scheme is free to join… Read More Want a free upgrade?! Get instant Gold in Accor’s Le Club to give you a boost
Last week there were a few people on my Twitter timeline bemoaning the fact that, in a new January promotion, people could achieve Gold status at Starbucks by signing up and using their new card. Now this is a travel blog primarily, but I thought it interesting that so many of the people talking about… Read More Why I don’t begrudge the instant Golds