The glorious sun and sounds of hot summer holidays reminds me of a fantastic trip I took to New York. I didn’t fly there directly from UK but on my way home from Texas where I’d been staying with relatives. I met up with one of them and we flew to JFK for 4 days of fantastic trouristy activity. I was lucky enough to have a lot of hotel points on a loyalty scheme I’d been a member of for years. We only needed 120K of them and bearing in mind this was NY – not just some shanty hic town. The rooms cost the same points anywhere in the world – unlike the dollar or gbp price per room which can vary dramatically from a few hundred to several thousand. These deals are also available through online gift sites and for the discerning traveller, making the most of the special oiffers is critical to getting the very best deal out there.