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Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer Partners With Luxury Escapes

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program has agreed to a multi-year exclusive partnership with Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest growing travel companies. From mid-year, members will be able to earn and redeem Velocity Points for Luxury Escapes travel.


Velocity Frequent Flyer to Partner With Luxury Escapes for the Benefit of Millions of Australian Travelers - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Tuesday (May 30, 2023), Virgin Australia announced that their Velocity Frequent Flyer program has signed a multi-year agreement with the popular travel company Luxury Escapes. From mid-2023, Velocity’s over 11 million members and Luxury Escapes’ three million customers will be able to earn and redeem Velocity Points on thousands of luxury travel packages, hotels, cruises, tours and experiences at luxuryescapes.com. With the proposed partnership, members will be able to offset the cost of booking a Luxury Escapes travel package by using Velocity Points to pay for all or part of a booking.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Velocity Frequent Flyer’s CEO, Nick Rohrlach, said,


“We look forward to welcoming Luxury Escapes to our growing list of Velocity partners. Luxury Escapes is one of the world’s fastest growing travel companies, and Velocity members will significantly benefit from the great value, choice and rewards on offer whenever they book a Luxury Escapes holiday or experience. We know that Australians are feeling the pinch of the rising cost of living, and this is another way our members may be able to use Velocity Points to drive their dollar further when booking their next holiday.


“We are incredibly focused on providing our members more ways to redeem Points by unlocking new partnerships and rewards that have significant value and meaning to them.”


Also commenting on the new loyalty partnership, Luxury Escapes’ Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Schwab, added,

“At Luxury Escapes, we have an unwavering commitment to provide our members with the best experience, quality and value possible. Velocity shares this commitment, and we are thrilled to be partnering together to bring the best of both brands to Australian travellers. According to our recent Travel Trends Report, nine in 10 Australians plan to travel either domestically or internationally in 2023 and we know our customers will embrace the fantastic rewards that Velocity brings to the partnership.


“From expanded earn and redemption opportunities to a suite of Velocity benefits for eligible members, such as complimentary Lounge access, priority boarding, preferential seating and higher checked baggage allowances, we can’t wait to welcome a new era in travel for all our members.”


Customers can earn Velocity Points when flying with Virgin Australia or their airline partners, Qatar Airways, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines and more. Members can also earn points by shopping for fuel or convenience items at 7-Eleven, and can convert Flybuys points earned at Coles Supermarkets, Coles Express, Coles Online, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market, Target, Kmart and more. Additionally, Velocity Points can ne earned when booking hotels or rental cars with IHG, Accor, Europcar, Hertz and more, or by spending with a Points earning credit card across all of the major banks.


Source: Virgin Australia

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