Velocity Frequent Flyer and Luxury Escapes partnership takes off with Status Match Offer

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Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program and Luxury Escapes have today commenced an exclusive new partnership set to benefit millions of Australians. 

Velocity’s 11.5 million members, and Luxury Escapes’ three million Australian customers can now earn and redeem Velocity Points on thousands of luxury holiday packages, hotels, cruises, tours and more at, setting a new benchmark in value and rewards for travellers.  

Velocity members will earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on eligible Luxury Escapes’ bookings and can now offset the cost of booking their next Luxury Escapes holiday by using Velocity Points to pay for part, or all, of their booking – driving their dollar further. 

Limited time Velocity Discover Gold Status Match* offer  

To celebrate the partnership, Velocity Frequent Flyer is inviting Gold (or higher) frequent flyer members of other Australian airline loyalty programs to apply for Velocity Gold Status, under a new fast-track Discover Gold trial membership*. Perks of the highly valued Velocity Gold Status include complimentary Virgin Australia Lounge access, priority boarding, preferential seating, additional baggage allowances (not available when travelling on a Lite fare), and bonus Velocity Points and Status Credits when guests book and fly with Virgin Australia.^   

100,000 Velocity Points on offer for five lucky members  

Following the opening of Luxury Escapes’ brand new flagship store at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Velocity is giving away 100,000 Velocity Points to five lucky members who make a booking instore using their Velocity number by 6pm AEST Sunday 27 August 2023.#  

Visitors to the new flagship store can expect the same incredible travel offers now with exceptional face-to-face customer service and a truly elevated retail experience. From stunning visual displays, interactive customer activations and barista-made coffee to French champagne, a six-star bar and VIP events space – Luxury Escapes is redefining travel retail. 

Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO, Nick Rohrlach said today’s announcement marks a significant day for the program, creating more choice, value and rewards for millions of Australian travellers. 

“We are thrilled to officially launch our exclusive partnership with Luxury Escapes today,” said Rohrlach. 

“Our 11.5 million members now have access to thousands of additional opportunities to earn and redeem Velocity Points with an unmatched inventory of world-class holiday packages at their fingertips. 

“We know the high cost of living is still very much on the minds of Australians and by using Points or Points + Pay, our members now have access to premium holiday experiences without the price tag.  

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

Luxury Escapes CEO and Co-Founder, Adam Schwab said the partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer is born from an aligned ambition to deliver the very best travel experience possible to consumers.   

“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,” said Schwab. 

“We know our customers will embrace the fantastic rewards that Velocity brings to the partnership.  From expanded earn and redemption opportunities to the incredible limited time status match offer, we can’t wait to welcome a new era in travel for all our members,” he said. 

Velocity Frequent Flyer is one of the largest loyalty programs in the country, with more than 11.5 million members, or the equivalent of one member in every Australian household. The program recently signalled a new era for the program alongside a series of major initiatives set to get members to their rewards faster. For more information and to join for free, visit here.

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