BA adds new routes to Europe for this summer, and more news from this week

May 1, 2021

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG U.K. this week. Here’s what you need to know:

British Airways to launch 4 new European routes from Heathrow this summer

British Airways is expanding its European footprint for the summer with new routes from London Heathrow. Find out where.

Save £50 on Amex Travel bookings of £200 or more

American Express wants its cardholders to book travel. It’s offering a credit of £50 after spending £200 through Amex Travel.

England will use NHS app as digital vaccine passport for international travel

This week, the government announced that England will use the NHS app for travellers who need a digital vaccine passport.

Greece will accept NHS paper card as proof of vaccination

If the digital vaccine passport isn’t ready in time for the return of travel, those heading to Greece have another option. The country has said that it will accept NHS paper cards as proof of vaccination.

Spain plans to reopen to Brits in June

Spain’s tourism minister announced this week that the country plans to reopen to Brits from June.

European Union expected to welcome vaccinated Americans this summer

The EU has also announced that it plans to welcome fully vaccinated American tourists into its borders this summer.

British Airways permanently closes all Elemis lounge spas

The flagship carrier of the U.K. has said that it will not reopen its in-lounge Elemis spas.

What to do if your hotel shuts down during — or right before — your stay

Some practical tips on what you should do if your hotel shuts down during your stay.

Ultimate guide to searching award availability for the major airlines

Finally, we take a detailed look at how you should search for award availability across the major airlines.

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