Travelocity and Virgin Atlantic Airways to Fly Two Lucky Travelers to London During Royal Wedding

Dépèche transmise le 9 mars 2011 par Business Wire

Travelocity and Virgin Atlantic Airways to Fly Two Lucky Travelers to London During Royal Wedding

Travelocity and Virgin Atlantic Airways to Fly Two Lucky Travelers to London During Royal Wedding

SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It is official: The Travelocity Roaming Gnome® has booked his flights to London, on Virgin Atlantic Airways, for the royal wedding. He and his friends at Virgin Atlantic have teamed up to offer two lucky travelers a trip to London to experience the excitement of the city during this historic occasion.

“Best Premium Economy Class in the World”

Today through March 31, 2011, participants can enter to win a regal London getaway for two, including roundtrip flights from one of the Virgin Atlantic US gateways to London*, in its luxurious Upper Class cabin, plus a four-night hotel stay at The Kensington Hotel. Travel dates are April 27 – May 2, 2011. To enter contestants should log onto http://tvly.com/royalwedding.

“London will be bubbling with excitement in late April and we’re thrilled to have teamed up with Virgin Atlantic for this special time,” said Andrew Donkin, senior vice president, global marketing and media, Travelocity. “London has always been one of our most popular international destinations and we can’t wait to see what kind of fun the Roaming Gnome and the winners have.”

Chris Rossi, Senior Vice President, North America, Virgin Atlantic added, “The royal wedding is creating a lot of excitement in the US and we have seen an increase in bookings during the week of the wedding festivities. This valuable partnership will enable Virgin Atlantic to showcase our luxurious service in Upper Class, and private security channel. As the US is the largest inbound market for the UK, we hope the royal wedding will help to inspire a whole new generation of travelers to visit Britain.”

During the flight to London, the sweepstakes winners will enjoy a flight that’s fit for a king or queen with the award-winning Upper Class cabin where they will experience fully flat beds, an onboard bar and the flexible Freedom Menu. Upon landing, the duo will enjoy a relaxing shower, freshly pressed clothes, and a hot breakfast at Revivals, Virgin Atlantic arrivals lounge.

Once in London, the Roaming Gnome and his lucky companions will join the masses outside Westminster Abbey to pay his respects to the royal couple on their wedding day (after all, the Roaming Gnome has already got the fancy hat.) He’ll keep fans on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/travelocity) up to date with tales of his royal exploits and will live-tweet the royal wedding from his Twitter account (@roaminggnome).

When it’s time to return to Heathrow, the winners will breeze through security in Virgin Atlantic’s exclusive Upper Class Wing. Once through Virgin Atlantic’s Private Security Channel, and before their flight home, the lucky couple will have some time to relax in Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse for a Cowshed spa or Bumble and bumble treatment.

To enter the Travelocity / Virgin Atlantic Airways Royal Wedding Sweepstakes and view complete terms and conditions, visit http://tvly.com/royalwedding.

For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic US Press Office at 203.750.2570 or visit www.virginatlantic.com.

*Prize excludes travel to and from Chicago O’Hare, Miami, and Orlando airports.

About Travelocity Global

Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion -- before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry (http://www.travelocity.com/guarantee). This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity one of the largest travel companies in the world. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.

About Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, was founded in 1984, and currently has 38 aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic offers service from 10 US cities to London and onto a range of long-haul destinations worldwide. From its main base at London Heathrow and Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic services destinations as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Delhi, Boston and Shanghai. Even with Virgin Atlantic’s continued growth, the service still remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation ensuring flying Virgin Atlantic is always an event. Pioneering many air travel innovations, Virgin Atlantic received a number of 2010 travel trade awards including for the third consecutive year, Travel Weekly’s “Best International Airline,” Global Traveler’s “Best Airline for Premium Economy Class,” Business Traveler’s “Best Premium Economy Class in the World” and for the first time, “Best Airport Clubs/Lounges.” To book travel contact 800-862-8621. For additional information, visit www.virginatlantic.com.

Business Wire

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