We've partnered with Virgin Voyages

14 Jan 2020

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand shaking up the travel industry to offer its travel partners, or “First Mates”, a streamlined and convenient way to book Virgin Voyages packages for passengers setting off as “sailors” on the high seas.

The travel trade solution means that bookers' will be able to go via Virgin Atlantic Flightstore (www.vaflightstore.com) to book customers or 'Sailors' a Virgin Voyages cruise, with the option to add Virgin Atlantic flights at the most competitive prices. Bookings can also be combined with pre and post-voyage accommodation in preferred partner hotels. We offer vast industry experience, expertise in group bookings, and the option to book out-of-date range.

Now Open For Bookings
The inaugural ship, Scarlet Lady, will set sail in March 2020 from Miami, with the new partnership enabling bookers to combine a cruise with Virgin Atlantic flights to and from Miami, the home of Virgin Voyages’ first cruise terminal. Virgin Atlantic flies daily from London Heathrow to Miami with one-stop itineraries available with Delta Air Lines. Virgin Atlantic Flightstore will also have the ability to package Mediterranean itineraries onboard Virgin Voyages’ second ship, Valiant Lady using Virgin Atlantic’s partner airlines.

Introducing ‘Tail to Sail’ Packages
By booking through Virgin Atlantic Flightstore, First Mates will earn on anything they sell at 10% commission, without exception. Booked across the cruise company Virgin Voyages and airline Virgin Atlantic, First Mates will now have access to ‘Tail to Sail’ packages including Virgin Atlantic flights, a Virgin Voyages voyage and  additional sailor perks!

Sarah Andell, Head of Consumer Sales at Virgin Atlantic, said:

“This is an exciting trade opportunity for our bookers to now use Virgin Atlantic Flightstore to book Virgin Voyages and demonstrates the very best in partnering, making the most of this one of a kind travel experience. We know that passengers will love the option to experience even more of the signature Virgin customer experience by being able to fly Virgin Atlantic before joining up with fellow sailors onboard Virgin Voyages.  Likewise, bookers will love the convenience of having both products readily available to book in one place.”

Shane Riley, Associate Vice President at Virgin Voyages, said:

“We are so excited to be able to respond to the feedback from the trade. Our First Mates told us they wanted the ability to sell Virgin Voyages packages, including Virgin Atlantic flights and pre/post Voyage hotels add-ons. Virgin Atlantic Flightstore is extremely well positioned in the industry and this development further demonstrates Virgin Voyages’ commitment to our First Mates. “We will now have the ability to provide ‘ready-made’ packages that First Mates can use to promote Virgin Voyages to their future sailors. Virgin Atlantic Flightstore also has a dedicated team who will be able to support First Mates with tailor-made options for their clients.”

Paul Johnson, Head of Commercial at Virgin Atlantic Flightstore said:

‘’We are delighted to  strengthen our partnership with Virgin Group by embarking on this exciting new venture with Virgin Voyages. Virgin Atlantic Flightstore has worked exclusively with the trade for many years, and we look forward to expanding our network even further through being the preferred UK trade sales channel for Virgin Voyages unique new cruise experience.”

 

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