VisitBritain: the better island vacation

British Airways VisitBritain invitation.


Book a flight and your two free nights at any of our hotels in Britain to automatically receive your Better Island Band. Choices range from small independent boutique hotels to premium four-star hotels throughout Great Britain.



Rembrandt - LONDON


Opposite the V&A Museum and near to Harrods. This elegant, Edwardian hotel is in the quiet and affluent area of Knightsbridge. Free WiFi available. Set in an excellent location, providing easy access to famous...


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - LONDON

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Situated in London's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this distinctive hotel offers a contemporary setting. Close to the Natural History Museum. The Kensington Forum offers business...


Holiday Inn Stratford City - LONDON

Holiday Inn Stratford City

Enjoy panoramic views of the Olympic Park. Located by Europe's largest shopping centre and steps from Stratford tube, with direct access to central London. Walk in to the contemporary lobby of the...


Royal National - LONDON

Royal National

In the heart of Bloomsbury providing an excellent, good value base. One of our best-selling hotels, it is popular with families and budget travellers. The Royal National combines great functionality with...


President - LONDON


Enjoying an excellent location close to Russell Square underground station. Facilities include the lively Sportsman bar and free WiFi in most rooms. Shopping and restaurants of Covent Garden and Oxford Street...


Aloft London Excel - LONDON

Aloft London Excel

Aloft London Excel is the only hotel in ExCeL London, which is directly connected to the ExCeL International Convention Centre. It is just minutes away from London City Airport and Canary Wharf. The loft-like...




Holiday Inn Edinburgh - EDINBURGH

Holiday Inn Edinburgh

The Holiday Inn Edinburgh overlooks the landscaped grounds of Edinburgh Zoo and the rolling Pentland Hills. Set on the A8 road, the hotel is three miles from both Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport. The Spirit Health and Fitness Club has a heated indoor pool, sauna and a relaxing spa. All of the elegant guest rooms at...


Apex European - EDINBURGH

Apex European

This attractive city hotel is located in Edinburgh's business district in the West End of the city. There are scores of restaurants, bars and clubs in the surrounding area. There are also copious shops and nightclubs in the surrounding area. It is 5 km to the nearest golf course and public transport leaves from directly in front of the hotel. The...




Premier Inn Portland Street - MANCHESTER

Premier Inn Portland Street

Enjoys a convenient city centre location, close to Manchester’s major attractions. Offers comfortable accommodation, a restaurant and bar. The Premier Inn Manchester Portland Street is ideally situated in Manchester city centre. It is close to the MEN Arena, Manchester Central convention centre, The Palace...


Holiday Inn Manchester West - MANCHESTER

Holiday Inn Manchester West

The 3* Mercure Manchester Piccadilly is in an ideal location, set right in the heart of vibrant Manchester. Perfect for shopping, nightlife, galleries and museums and lets not forget the cities 2 football clubs! There is also easy access to The Trafford Centre and the many tourist sites of Lancashire. All 272 rooms have the facilities expected of...


Premier Inn Glasgow Charing Cross - GLASGOW

Premier Inn Glasgow Charing Cross

The Premier Inn Glasgow Charing Cross is situated adjacent to Charing Cross train station in Glasgow city centre. It enjoys access to excellent transport links and is ideally located for both leisure and business trips...


Thistle Hotel - GLASGOW

Thistle Glasgow

Thistle Glasgow is conveniently situated in the heart of the city close to the city's IFSD where many global companies have a base such as LBG, Morgan Stanley, Barclays and many more...



Jurys Inn Newcastle

This hotel is ideally located at the centre of Newcastle and enjoys a position overlooking the River Tyne. Countless shops and cultural venues, as well as many of the most celebrated tourist attractions, can...


Terms and Conditions

1.        All airfare rules of flights still apply.  Please refer to rules of flights before completion of payment.

2.        Offers can only be booked online at

3.        All flights must originate from US or Canada gateways only.

4.       All flights must be purchased between January 09 – March 31, 2013 for travel between January 09 – May 31, 2013 with airfare and additional charges paid for in US or Canadian dollars.

5.        Free hotels must be booked in conjunction with a round-trip transatlantic British Airways or British Airways codeshare operated by American Airlines or Iberia flight in the same transaction.

6.       Free hotels in this promotion booked in conjunction with a non-eligible flight will result in automatic cancellation of the hotel booking.

7.        Free hotel stays must be booked within the promotional period, January 09, 2013 – March 31 2013. Any bookings made after this date will be charged the normal rate and will not be free.

8.       Once the free nights have been booked, no amendments can be made.  Should you need to amend the dates of stay, you will forfeit the free nights and be charged the current nightly rate, plus an amendment fee of $25 per change per booking.

9.       The 2 free nights hotel accommodation is based on double, triple or quad occupancy at participating hotels for a maximum of 2 free nights, which must be taken on consecutive nights at the same hotel.

10.     Single occupants are entitled to a maximum of 1 free night at participating hotels.

11.      Only adult airfares are entitled to the free night offer.

12.     Free nights must be taken in your first UK arrival city on consecutive nights. E.g. If flying New York to Edinburgh with a transit stop in London,  then Edinburgh is your first arrival city

13.     Free night offer is valid at the following hotels only and is subject to availability at the time of booking:

a.        London: Royal National, President, Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, Holiday Inn London Stratford City, Aloft London Excel and Rembrandt

b.       Edinburgh: Holiday Inn Edinburgh, Apex European

c.        Glasgow: Premier Inn Glasgow Charing Cross, Argyll Hotel Glasgow

d.       Manchester: Premier Inn Manchester Portland Street, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly (Ex. Ramada)

e.       Newcastle: Jurys Inn Newcastle

14.     Free nights in triple rooms (allowing up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child sharing) are only available at the Royal National hotel. Rooms are based on maximum occupancy and a maximum of 2 free nights. Limited Availability.

15.     Free nights in quad rooms (allows up to 4 adult or 2 adults and 2 children sharing) are only available at the Royal National hotel. Rooms are based on maximum occupancy and a maximum of 2 free nights. Limited Availability.

16.     Extra guests will not be permitted locally.

17.     Split bookings, where flights have been booked on separate reference numbers, are not permitted.

18.     Your credit card will not be billed for the free accommodation. However, should you opt to book any additional hotel nights, these will be charged to your credit card at our normal rate. 

19.     Executive Club members can earn Avios points per the terms and conditions of the Executive Club for purchase of British Airways products at standard rates only.

20.    Normal booking conditions, including amendment and cancellation charges, of a hotel purchase apply.

21.     Open to US and Canadian residents paying in US or Canadian dollars only, with travel originating in the US or Canada.

22.     Subject to availability.

23.     Cannot be combined with any other offer.

24.    Other significant restrictions may apply.


**FREE Better Island Band (“wristband”) Terms and Conditions

1.        To be eligible for a wristband passengers must purchase an eligible flight.  Eligible flights are ones with travel dates within the offer period (between January 09, 2013 – May 31, 2013) and with a final destination in Britain.

2.        Only one wristband per passenger.

3.        Due to overwhelming demand, wristband delivery may be delayed.  If you do not receive your wristband prior to departure, your British Airways boarding pass is a valid alternative.

4.       Passengers travelling within fourteen (14) days of purchase cannot be guaranteed of receiving wristband in time for their journey.  The wristband will still be sent to passenger.

5.        Neither British Airways nor VisitBritain will contact any passengers who attempt to register for a wristband that does not comply with these terms and conditions (i.e. travel is outside of campaign period, etc.)

6.       Wristbands are subject to availability.

7.        Other significant restrictions may apply.




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