Flight Centre, Velocity and Tourism Australia alumni back Travello’s $6.5m funding round
The Travello team have opted for the ‘casual Friday’ look in the accompanying press photo. We assume they’re also wearing Birkenstocks.
Velocity Frequent Flyer steps up its loyalty game with 7-Eleven partnership
Virgin celebrated its loyalty program’s latest partnership by using drones to deliver “convenience from the skies”, which sounds equal parts exciting and terrifying.
Qantas court win delays defecting exec’s move to Virgin
The flying kangaroo has gained the upper hand in its court tussle with Virgin. Grab the popcorn and read on.
Qantas loses appeal against Virgin convert, forced to continue case in Singapore
The flying kangaroo is refusing to stay down after being beaten by its bitter rival in court. Get ready to go ringside with this juicy read.
Road & Rail
Velocity Frequent Flyer partners with Hertz-owned car share company
Are you seeking other ways to boost your Velocity points than by buying a case of Virgin Wines or signing up for another credit card? Look no further.
Velocity expands Reward Seat availability across Virgin Australia network
Unfortunately, Travel Weekly’s editor won’t be able to take advantage of this sweet new offer after spending all of his Velocity points on a new sandwich press and a Fitbit.
Administrators shortlist Virgin bidders, as Velocity point redemptions resume
by Huntley Mitchell
The administrators of Virgin Australia have whittled down the number of suitors after spending the weekend mulling over all the non-binding offers. Find out who they are here.
Velocity Frequent Flyer freezes points, as suitors line up to take over Virgin
by Huntley Mitchell
Were you hoping to redeem some of your Velocity points to purchase a new toaster or some bed linen? Well, we’ve got some bad news.
Velocity to gift top-up points so members can keep status
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are enraged at the prospect of no longer getting stamps on our café loyalty cards while we work from home.
ACCC urges frequent flyer programs to clean up their act
by Ali Coulton
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are trying to convince our office dog to clean up his act after he trashed the meeting room and left a little “surprise” in the kitchen.
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