Friday, October 26th, 2012
At Virgin Australia we’re committed to offering you the service you deserve. In doing this we’ve thought about everything you could want and need to make your next trip away your best one yet.
We’ve enhanced our services and joined forces with a variety of partners to make planning travel simple and enjoyable. We’re proud of the one-stop travel shop virginaustralia.com offers, and encourage you to discover how you can plan your next trip away from end-to-end with ease via our website.
At the airport:
Transfers: Arrive in style and on time. Guests, departing from and arriving into selected airports, can enjoy chauffeur service and private sedan transfers with our partner Brunel. Guest can also enjoy discounted rates on bus shuttles with our transfer partner Con-X-ion. While eligible Business Class guests travelling on our international long haul services can pre-book a complimentary limousine service to and from the airport.
Valet Parking: Save time at the airport. All Virgin Australia guests can access Brisbane Premium Valet parking. Business Class guests receive exclusive access to Sydney Premium Valet.
Lounges: Relax in comfort, removed from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Virgin Australia lounge is a secluded pre-flight haven with a great selection of complimentary benefits designed to cater for guests’ moods and purposes. Located at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Mackay and Gold Coast domestic airports, the Virgin Australia lounge is open seven days a week.
Partner Lounges: Through our partner airlines, we offer lounge access for selected international departures at airports worldwide, to our Business Class and Premium Economy guests and Velocity Platinum and Gold members and Virgin Australia lounge members. Find out more about our International Lounge Partners.
Flights: From Albury to Amsterdam, Brisbane to Bangalore, Newcastle to New York and Canberra to Cape Town, we have an aircraft to get you there. Operating more than 3200 flights per week to 50 ports worldwide, and servicing an additional 400 international destinations through Codeshare partners, we’re putting the magic back into flying with more flights than any other network. Discover where we fly with our Virgin Australia Interactive Route Map. In addition we offer an array of wonderful in-flight services to ensure your trip is as comfortable as can be, read about our onboard offering.
Packages: Whether it’s the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, or the Ballarat Beer Festival, our holiday partner Blue Holidays has packages to suit all budgets and interests. Packages include flights and accommodation, and come with a variety of extras.
At your destination:
Hotels: Establish a great base for your next trip away. Together with our partner HotelClub we offer fantastic hotel deals in more than 100 cities worldwide. Find a hotel that suits your needs and budget.
Car Hire: Don’t restrict your sightseeing adventures to areas within walking distance. Jump in a car and discover surrounding regions and hidden gems. Together with our partners, we offer great car hire deals in cities worldwide.
Tours and Activities: From skydiving to whale watching, theme park passes to cruises, surfing lessons to winery tours, and massages to cooking lessons, we have an experience to exhilarate all tastes. Together with our partner GoDo, we offer more than 2000 tours and activities in cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Events and Theatre: Catch the latest and greatest productions or secure tickets to the season’s biggest events. Together with our partner the box office, we provide access to outstanding Australian and New Zealand live entertainment experiences, spanning everything from concerts to theatre shows, opera sittings to ballet performances, and musicals to sport events.
Insurance: Travel with peace of mind, knowing you’re covered with travel insurance. We’ve partnered with one of the world’s largest global assistance providers, Allianz Global Assistance to offer top-rate travel insurance at affordable prices.
Velocity: Everyone like a reward! And we like doing the rewarding! Our frequent flyer program Velocity rewards you with points for every booking you make with us or one of our partners. Points can be redeemed on flights, upgrades, travel extras, online shopping and much more. Benefits can include Priority Check-in*, global lounge access, complimentary baggage allowances and family pooling. Be rewarded for every decision you make, join Velocity today.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
To inspire you and help you discover the world in all its glory, we have scoured the globe to fashion a series of World’s Top lists.
This week we bring you a snapshot of the world’s top boutique hotels.
Located in the heart of New York City’s fashionable SoHo neighbourhood, the SoHo Grand Hotel is one of the world’s most sought-after boutique hotels. Flaunting a luxuriously chic interior, adorned with rich fabrics and textiles, and fostering a renowned party culture, the SoHo Grand offers an authentic taste of Manhattan’s hip downtown scene. The hotel’s custom rooms and suites reflect the history and character of the neighborhood, while its elegant restaurant and trendy bars have been known to attract and inspire creatives and celebrities.
Stay at SoHo Grand Hotel: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great deals for SoHo Grand Hotel.
Flights to New York City: Together with partner airlines Delta Air Lines and Virgin America, Virgin Australia operates flights to New York City, from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Inhabiting a magnificent mansion in the posh London suburb of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel blends luxury and comfort. Employing two staff members to every guest, the hotel is renowned for its exceptional service – so much so that readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted its butler service the best in London. Overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace, the Grade II listed, five-star hotel exudes historic Victorian grandeur. Every room is decorated with individual style, and is a grand statement of colour and style.
Stay at The Milestone Hotel: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great deals for The Milestone Hotel.
Flights to London: Together with partner airline Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia operates flights to London, from Sydney and Melbourne.
More-is-more at Hong Kong’s The Luxe Manor. Built with post-modern sensibilities, stepping foot in this boutique hotel is like entering an extraordinarily over-the-top parallel universe. The lobby flaunts mosaic floors, lipstick red armchairs and garish chandeliers. Its suites showcase a weird and wonderful array of themes, ranging from Safari to Nordic. While onsite bar, Dada Bar steps things up even further, taking inspiration from the king of surrealism, Salvador Dali. An intriguing celebration of the abstract and the extraordinary, The Luxe Manor is surreal yet strangely comforting.
Stay at The Luxe Manor: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great deals for The Luxe Manor.
Flights to Hong Kong: Together with partner airlines Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia operates flights to Hong Kong, from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Serenity meets sophistication in Bali’s trendiest enclave, the W Retreat and Spa. Located on the beachfront at Seminyak – a hub of chic restaurants, clubs, fashion and art – the boutique lifestyle hotel provides for a glitzy and vibrant escape. Belonging to the world-famous W Hotels collection, the W Bali is rich in design, luxury, and experience. Hosting more than 200 villas (many enjoying spectacular views of the Indian Ocean) and surrounded by fragrant lush tropical gardens, the W is a welcoming retreat, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta.
Stay at W Retreat & Spa: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great deals for W Retreat & Spa.
Flights to Bali: Virgin Australia operates flights to Denpasar daily, direct from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Boasting a contemporary interior and an enviable Melbourne location, The Blackman is a creative and inspired luxury boutique hotel, in hot demand. Built within and above Saint Kilda Road’s historic Airlie Mansion, the hotel belongs to Melbourne’s Art Series – a collection of unique premises which take design inspiration from Australia’s artistic greats. Each suite in The Blackman is filled with light, adorned with original Charles Blackman artworks and prints, appointed with up-to-the-minute comforts and technology, and focused around an Art Series Signature bed – which is said to be “what dreams are made of”.
Stay at The Blackman: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great deals for The Blackman.
Flights to Melbourne: Virgin Australia operates flights to Melbourne daily, direct from Australian and New Zealand capital cities and from L.A., Nadi and Denpasar.