Virgin Holidays is to become a customer direct tour operator in order to ensure customers receive a seamless experience whether that’s online, through the contact centre or in one of its retail stores. With a view to adding more value to its customers, Virgin Holidays will no longer sell its holidays via trade partners but solely concentrate on delivering holiday experiences through its own channels.
U.S. Travel Association and Virgin Holidays are today launching the IPW Virgin competition; the opportunity for one travel writer to win return flights to Orlando to explore all the diverse city has to offer and then join the 25 strong UK media delegation at IPW (30 May – 3 June 2015), the largest U.S. travel show of the year.
Holiday company Virgin Holidays will create 100 new jobs at its Galleria headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex, to manage increasing demand and enquiries from the holiday-going public.
Virgin Holidays, the UK market leader to the Caribbean, launches the new Caribbean & Mexico 2014 brochure on the 9th May. Whether it be family hotels with excellent children’s facilities, adult only properties or villas for a more independent holiday, the new brochure is a showcase of the wide range of Caribbean experiences that Virgin Holidays offers.
Virgin Holidays, the UK’s favourite holiday company to Orlando, is launching its new Florida 2014 brochure on the 9th May. Full of early booking discounts, exciting new hotels as well as exclusive Virgin Holidays offers, the brochure gives customers complete flexibility and unbeatable choice on a wide range of hotels and seat availability for 2014.
Amadeus and Virgin Holidays have signed a broad ranging technology partnership that will utilise the latest advances in fares and shopping technology. The new agreement will see Virgin Holidays migrate its online and call centre reservations to Amadeus, as well as the introduction of new fares and shopping solutions that are designed to boost sales conversions by offering the best fare ‘findability and bookability’ thereby improving the overall customer experience.
The latest Worldwide Journeys brochure launches on 6th September, offering a collection of tours across a range of countries and destinations - from the Pyramids and Temples of Egypt to the Rocky Mountains of Vancouver. Within the new collection for 2013/14 there are a total of 51 small escorted and private tours, 27 new tours featuring five new destinations for the first time.
New research, released to celebrate the 100th Virgin Holidays retail store opening in Sainsbury’s, Maidenhead, shows that despite the economic climate jet-setting Brits will still enjoy an average of two holidays every year and jet off on 114 exotic holidays between the ages of 18-75. The research comes just in time, as Virgin Holidays marks the opening of its latest store, bringing the network of outlets, which includes its flagship on High Street Kensington and concessions in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco, Sainsbury’s nationwide up to the centurion mark.
To say a big thank-you to all the UK Emergency Services and Ministry of Defence employees who have helped to make this summer’s festivities run smoothly, Virgin Holidays is doubling the discount it normally provides them with.
Virgin Holidays will be selling one-off packages to the home of the Men’s 100 metres winner immediately after the race finishes this Sunday evening, for the same price as the winning race time.
Virgin Holidays has opened its first standalone holiday shop on the prestigious High Street Kensington in London. The store joins the company’s network of 100 concession outlets in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ‘pop up’ shops already operating across the UK.