Shop these travel must-haves and collect double Avios
Whether you’re jetting off on a sun-soaked adventure or staycationing, here’s your essential holiday packing hotlist
Nothing sets off a relaxing holiday more than knowing you’ve packed like a pro, whatever your travel scenario. Make sure you don’t leave anything behind by shopping through British Airways, where more than 1,500 brands will ensure you can tick off every one of those sunshine buys on your checklist. For each purchase you make, you’ll collect Avios and, to add to the vacation vibes, for a limited time only (20 June – 17 July) select retailers are offering double points to put towards your next dream trip. Now, where’s that suitcase?
High peaks and hiking in Switzerland
The hills come alive with nature in the Swiss Alps in summer. With more than 65,000km of waymarked trails, you can hike, trek or cycle through lush valleys and wildflower-carpeted meadows, around crystal-clear lakes and up soaring glaciers and peaks. But before you embrace the country’s wild beauty, you need the right kit. First stop: Nike, for all your apparel, equipment, accessory and footwear needs, plus you’ll collect up to eight Avios for every £1 spent – surely the perfect stepping-off point for any Alpine adventure. Next you require a rucksack. Marks and Spencer does a range of smart and practical designs (above) and you’ll bag up to four Avios for every £1 you spend. Finally, you’ll want to photograph your majestic surroundings, so ensure your smartphone doesn’t run out of battery by picking up a compact wireless charger at Currys, where you’ll accrue three Avios for every £1 you drop on gadgets. Smile!
Dubai: sunshine, sand and sophistication
Dubai… a glittering desert metropolis of supersized hotels, exclusive boutiques and dazzling restaurants, not to mention a shoreline that stretches for miles. You’ll want to dress to impress, whether you’re poolside or people-watching over weekend brunch. Up your wardrobe game at luxury e-tailer NET-A-PORTER, which has over 800 designer brands, plus you’ll garner up to 12 Avios for every £1 you spend. Now you’ve got the beachwear sorted, you need the accessories to match. When it comes to suncare, beauty giant LOOKFANTASTIC has you covered. SPF? Self-tanner? Hydrating hair care? Check. With up to ten points for every £1 you spend, your Avios account will be as dazzling as your post-holiday glow.
California dreaming with the family
From whale-watching in Monterey and marvelling at mighty redwoods to whizzing around theme parks on rollercoasters and riding waves in Malibu, the Golden State is the perfect family destination. You might be on a road trip along Route One or horse riding in Yosemite National Park, but whatever you’re doing you’ll need to ensure your packing is on point. The last thing you want is tears or tantrums on your travels. Stock up on toys at Argos – LEGO is ideal for keeping little ones amused and, for every £1 spent, you’ll stack up to four Avios. Older kids look to electronics for entertainment, so invest in a pair of wireless Apple AirPods. They’ll earn you credibility with your teen and six Avios per £1 you spend. Shop the latest children’s swimwear at department store Selfridges – not only will its cossies and boardies (above) make a snazzy splash on the beach, but you’ll amass up to 12 Avios for every £1 you spend.
Staycationing in style
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside… if you’re lucky enough to hit a spell of warm British weather, nothing beats a spot of staycationing. Just because you’re not jetting off to the tropics doesn’t mean you can’t live it up on hols, whether you’re staying at home, making a day trip to the sea or camping in the countryside. If you’re soaking up the rays in your back garden, elevate your alfresco space at online furniture retailer MADE.com (above) and collect eight Avios for every £1 you spend. The beers are on ice, so get the party started with your favourite tunes. Electrical retailer AO has every type of portable speaker and, with up to five Avios rewarded for every £1 you spend, it’s music to your ears. Your final staycation essential must be Just Eat, which delivers dishes from more than 30,000 restaurants to your doorstep (and new customers earn a whopping 25 Avios for every £1 spent). After all, who wants to be slaving over a hot stove on holiday?
Terms and Conditions:
Marks & Spencer: Collect up to 4 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 1 per £1 spent)
Argos: Collect 4 Avios per £1 spent (was 1 Avios per £1 spent)
NET-A-PORTER: Collect up to 12 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 6 per £1 spent)
Nike: Collect up to 8 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 4 Avios per £1 spent)
LOOKFANTASTIC: Collect up to 10 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 5 per £1 spent)
Currys: Collect 3 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 1 per £1 spent)
Selfridges: Collect up to 12 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 8 Avios per £1 spent)
MADE.com: Collect 8 Avios per £1 spent (was 4 Avios per £1 spent)
Just Eat: Collect up to 25 Avios per £1 spent (was up to 4 Avios per £1 spent)
AO: Collect up to 5 Avios per £1 (was up to 2 per £1 spent)
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