Virgin Australia Launches New Hotel and Car Rental Platform

Virgin Australia Group has partnered with Rocket Travel, owned by the same holding company as Booking.com and Agoda, to launch a new booking platform that offers customers over 400,000 hotel room deals across the globe and an extensive range of car rental options that can be booked directly on the airline’s websites.

The partnership marks the first time Virgin Australia has offered hotel and car rental options through the one partner since the airline was relaunched less than two years ago, providing more value, more seamless travel options, and even more ways Velocity members can earn and redeem Points, with Points earn and Points + pay now available at the checkout.

Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson said the airline was providing hundreds of thousands of great value travel options for customers through a new simple booking process provided by Rocket Travel.

“Virgin Australia is committed to always providing the best value and experience to our customers at every step of the travel journey and the relaunch of a hotels and car rental deals platform is a great example of that,” said  Mr Emerson.

“We know how popular Booking.com and Agoda are to the Australian market, and our customers now have direct access to hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms, car rental options and exclusive deals across the globe through the Rocket Travel platform, which can be accessed directly from the Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer websites and apps.

“We are also providing even more travel options for our more than 10.8 million Velocity Frequent Flyer members who now have more ways to earn and redeem Points which we know is a great benefit to many Australians who are looking for more cost-effective ways to travel amid rising inflation.

“Our partnership with Rocket Travel provides a competitive proposition for Australian travellers and heralds another significant customer improvement as we continue on our very bright future,” he said.

Virgin Australia customers and Velocity Frequent Flyer members simply need to select the Hotels and Car Hire tab on the airline’s respective websites and apps to make a booking on the Rocket Travel platform.

Launch offer

To celebrate the launch, Velocity Frequent Flyer members who make an eligible hotel booking by 13 September 2022 will earn triple Points, the equivalent of 9 Points per $1 Spent.*  Members will also earn 1,000 bonus Points on eligible car rental bookings made by 30 September 2022^.  Both offers are valid for travel until 28 February 2023. Terms and conditions apply.

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