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Best Frequent Flyer Programme for Australian Business Travellers: Virgin Australia Velocity

Virgin Australia gave airline loyalty programmes a much-needed shake-up with its mid-year relaunch of the Velocity rewards scheme.

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti nimbly out-maneuvered the muscle of Qantas Frequent Flyer with an array of features such as family pooling of points and status, free Gold and Platinum-level membership of hotel and hire car loyalty programs, ‘anytime lounge access’ for Gold & Platinum, partner Platinum membership, membership pause for new parents and ‘guaranteed’ reward seats for family holidays.

On a sheer perks-for-points basis we don’t believe you can go past Virgin Australia Velocity as Australia’s best frequent flyer program.

The Australian Business Traveller Awards are judged by an independent panel of business travellers and frequent flyers plus the AusBT team, and provide a uniquely Australian perspective on the best products and services for Australia's estimated 2.6 million business travellers.

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