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Starwood Picks Virgin Australia Over Qantas for New Points Partnership

Excerpt from Australian Business Traveller

Feb 18, 2014 6:00 am

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Virgin Australia is just one of Starwood’s 30 airline partners, but the first Australian carrier giving it an extra feature to use to attract domestic flyers.

— Samantha Shankman

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Virgin Australia gets ready to take off from Los Angeles International Airport. InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr


Members of Virgin Australia‘s Velocity frequent flyer program can now count a new and prestigious partner in Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Travellers will be able to earn Velocity points for their stays at Starwood properties including Sheraton, St Regis, Le Meridien, Westin and W Hotels by transferring points from their Starwood Preferred Guest account over to Velocity.

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