Following the opening of the United States to European travelers, Discover the World and Virgin Atlantic have decided to extend their partnership with the aim to develop sales via travel agency partners in France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Russia.
“We are delighted that Virgin Atlantic has reappointed the Discover Team. We have had a great relationship for more than 12 years for European sales and we look forward to continuing this partnership,” Discover the World Head of Airline Development Aiden Walsh said.
Walsh sees even more opportunities for destinations served from London Heathrow (LHR) with better connections.
“It’s exciting that for the first time we can offer an extensive range of Caribbean destinations from Europe with a LHR connection,” he added.
Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has announced a significant expansion to its Caribbean portfolio. For the first time in its history, Virgin Atlantic will fly to the idyllic island of Barbados from Edinburgh Airport, providing Scotland’s only direct gateway to the Caribbean.
The airline is returning to the island of St Lucia, flying from London Heathrow, whilst there will be new services from Manchester to vibrant Montego Bay, Jamaica. Further new flying includes new services to the Bahamas launching November, as well as the first direct service from UK and Europe to St Vincent in October.
Discover will reengage, reeducate, and recharge trade partners over the next 3 months as part of an awareness campaign which will include a number of webinars and a dedicated micro site to ensure agents are up to date on all things Virgin Atlantic.