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British Airways Offers Free Hotel Rooms in Britain



British Airways Offers Free Hotel Rooms in Britain

                 Free two night stay when purchasing flights

               Great offers on new British Airways destinations

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- British Airways and VisitBritain
have sent out their "Big British Invite" today, offering deals and experiences
in the UK, including two nights free accommodation in select UK hotels.

The two free nights offer is available when customers purchase a roundtrip
airfare between the US and the UK. The offer is valid through Sunday midnight
(EST), Mar. 31, 2013. The free hotel stay is valid for travel from Jan. 9,
2013 through May 31, 2013.   

Participating hotels in London include Royal National, President, Holiday Inn
London Kensington Forum, Holiday Inn London Stratford City, Aloft London Excel
and Rembrandt. In Edinburgh, Holiday Inn Edinburgh and Thistle Glasgow are
offered. 

Hotels offered in Glasgow include the Premier Inn Glasgow Charing Cross and
Argyll Hotel Glasgow. Jurys Inn Newcastle is offered and in Manchester the
Premier Inn Manchester Portland Street and the Holiday Inn Manchester West are
offered.

The two free hotel nights are based on double occupancy; single occupants are
offered one free hotel night.

British Airways and VisitBritain have also partnered for a "Big British
Invite", inviting travellers looking for a Great Britain island adventure –
all 60 million acres. As part of the campaign, customers booking the two free
nights offer will also receive a "Better Island Band", offering customers
exclusive experiences including: two for one scotch tastings at Glengoyne; two
for one admission at Tower of London; premium upgrade at Cardiff Castle and
more exciting offers during the campaign.

Hotel accommodation can be booked and purchased with British Airways published
roundtrip airfares that originate in the US during the promotional period.
Restrictions apply. 

Further information on this promotion and other British Airways offers are
available by visiting the airline's website, www.ba.com/bigbritishinvite

Notes to editors:

  * British Airways began flying to 20 new routes this winter season,
    including Zagreb, Monrovia, Belfast, Bergen, Amman and Seoul. Great offers
    are now available for travel through Mar. 15, 2013; fares from New York
    (JFK or EWR) to Johannesburg begin from $990 and fares from New York (JFK
    or EWR) to Amman begin from $799. Visit www.ba.com/europe-offer for more
    details
  * Free hotel offers must be booked with roundtrip transatlantic published
    British Airways or British Airways codeshare operated by American Airlines
    or Iberia airfare
  * All flights must originate from US gateways only
  * Terms and conditions apply and are available on ba.com
  * Seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability

ABOUT BRITISH AIRWAYS

British Airways is the UK's largest international scheduled airline. It flies
its customers at convenient times to the best located airports across the
world.

It is one of the world's leading global premium airlines and its principal
place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and
London City Airports. The airline flies approximately 32 million customers a
year to more than 150 cities in 75 countries around the world.

British Airways is a full service airline offering a range of flights to UK
domestic, shorthaul and longhaul destinations. Over the next five years
British Airways will be investing more than £5bn in new aircraft, smarter
cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable in
the air and on the ground.

In 2010 British Airways formed a joint business with American Airlines and
Iberia which provides customers with greater access to discounted fares, more
convenient connections and better access to a global network of more than 500
destinations.

British Airways is a founding member of oneworld, the alliance of airlines
around the globe, which serves some 700 destinations, and offers the best
connections.

Whether customers are in the air or on the ground, British Airways takes pride
in providing a full service experience.

More information is available at www.ba.com.

The British Airways logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=1862

ABOUT VISITBRITAIN

  * Americans made 2.8 million visits to the UK in 2011 and spent US $3.8
    billion – placing them in the UK's top three most important markets for
    visitors. The US remains top spot in terms of market value for inbound
    tourism.
  * VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, is responsible for inspiring
    the world to explore Britain and for developing the UK's visitor economy.
  * Visitors traveling to Britain can find out more information from
    visitbritain.us plus purchase money and time saving local transport,
    sightseeing, attraction, theatre and tour tickets from
    visitbritainshop.us.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT:
         Americas Communications
         212 716 0477

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