A brand-new Centurion Lounge opened at London Heathrow, and more news from this week

Oct 16, 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:

A brand-new Centurion Lounge is opening at London Heathrow — and we got a first look

On Tuesday, 12 October, after a lengthy pandemic-induced delay, the long-awaited London Heathrow American Express Centurion Lounge finally opened.

8 of the most underrated destinations in Portugal

These are some of the most underrated destinations in Portugal.

TPG reader question: Do I need printed copies of my COVID-19 documents for travel?

With a range of documents required to enter some destinations during the pandemic, should you print your documents, or can you use digital copies.

Ryanair threatens to ban customers for credit card chargebacks…unless they return their refund

While credit card chargebacks are commonplace for retailers who won’t honour statutory rights, Ryanair has taken the unusual step of threatening to ban customers who don’t return their refunds to the airline

Singapore reopening to fully vaccinated British travellers from 19 October, eligible BA flights announced

From 19 October on, fully vaccinated travellers from eight additional countries will be permitted to enter Singapore without the need to quarantine upon arrival.

False alarm: Don’t count on visiting these lounges with your Priority Pass card

Priority Pass added three new lounges to its app, but don’t count on actually visiting them.

10 reasons I’m finally optimistic about travel

Working in the travel industry during the pandemic has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Here’s why I’m now finally optimistic about travel for the first time in 18 months.

Would you pay £80 to tour a hotel you weren’t staying in?

If you’ve ever wanted to peek inside the world’s only seven-star hotel, you can now book a tour of the famous Burj Al Arab.

Featured image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy 

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