Tag Archives: Features

The basics: What is a frequent flyer scheme and why should I care?

Part One in the series “How to travel the world in luxury at budget rates using loyalty schemes.” What is a frequent flyer scheme? …and shouldn’t that be ‘flier’? I initially thought so too but have decided to go with the most common spelling, which is presumably US English. But I’m sticking with programme, not […]

How to travel the world in luxury while paying budget rates using loyalty schemes

In a major new series starting next week Grown-up Travel Guide will show you how to win at the frequent flyer game. You must have seen them – the advertisements in the inflight magazines, the leaflets by the check-in desk, the banners on the websites. All promoting the airline’s frequent flyer scheme – or indeed the hotel’s loyalty […]

The best Christmas markets in London

We’ve already visited the Christmas markets of Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Copenhagen, Rome and Amsterdam. Today we’re back in Britain to see what the capital has to offer. The number of markets keeps on growing and there is an appealing trend away from the more garish flashing lights and plasticky decor of years past towards a more traditional […]