Back in 2019 we launched the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards. It was a big success, both in terms of the number of HfP readers who voted and the way that the airline, hotel, credit card and airport lounge industry embraced it.
In January 2020 we hosted a lovely dinner at Quo Vadis in Soho to celebrate the winners.
We decided to make it a regular event. And then …. well, you know the rest.
But now we’re back. Over Christmas, thousands of you voted (THANK YOU!) and tomorrow night we are hosting the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards 2023 presentation dinner.
We are in the privileged position of having an audience – you – that has an exceptional knowledge of business travel, airlines, hotels, airport lounges and travel credit cards. Many of you experience these products on a regular basis, and far more frequently than either Rob, Sinead, Katie or I do.
The Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards 2023 are a great opportunity to recognise the cream of the crop when it comes to UK premium business and leisure travel. A lot of the areas we are covering, such as airport lounges and travel credit cards, are ignored by other awards because they are too niche – but for our readers, they are important and appreciated.
What are the categories?
There are 14 categories, including:
- Best Business Class seat
- Best Premium Economy seat
- Best UK airport lounge
- Best new or refurbished UK airport lounge
- Best UK travel rewards credit card
- Best credit card sign-up bonus of the year
- Best hotel loyalty programme
- Best hotel loyalty promotion of the year
- Best value miles or points redemption of the year
…. and more!
Rob and I will be giving out four ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards alongside the main winners. This means that niche lounges, credit cards or products can still be a winner. We don’t want the biggest businesses walking away with everything just because they are big.
Who is coming?
We are hosting a dinner for 90 people tomorrow night in the City, made up exclusively of shortlisted companies.
Rob and I have been genuinely impressed by the turnout.
We have the UK, and in some cases European, heads of most of the shortlisted airlines coming along.
We have senior management from all of the major airport lounge groups joining us.
We have heads of some of the nominated loyalty programmes flying in especially for the event.
We have a celebrity MC, Jonathan Samuels from Sky News.
We even have a tentative deal with a national newspaper to feature the results on its website.
It’s going to be a great night, and we look forward to bringing you the names of the winners and photos from the event later in the week.
Good luck to all of the shortlisted companies.
Thank you to our sponsor Rakuten Advertising
The dinner tomorrow is being generously sponsored by Rakuten Advertising.
Rakuten Advertising leads the industry in delivering performance-driven ad solutions that help some of the world’s top travel and finance brands connect with unique, highly engaged audiences – from first impression to final sale.
We work closely with them to manage various partnerships, primarily our work with American Express, and we’ve always been impressed by the added value they bring compared to a standard affiliate network.